Grief 101: A Foundation for Professionals
There has always been a deep need for therapists, social workers, and counselors to provide grief and bereavement support to clients. And yet the majority of Masters and PhD programs in theses fields do not require coursework in grief and bereavement. The landscape of modern grief theory has changed significantly over the last 50 years. However, despite this evolution, many clinicians are only familiar with the stage-based models that were the early foundations of grief theory. This leaves many counselors, social workers, and case managers working with those in grief without a strong foundatio...Read moren for understanding and supporting those in grief.
This session will provide clinicians a strong foundation for understanding grief. Using modern grief theory and research, this session will help participants to understand the most current conceptualizations of how individuals grieve, relevant types of grief, styles of grievers, and common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual experiences faced by grievers. Less...
- Review and interpret the evolution of grief theory and research, with a particular focus on the paradigm shift of the last 25 years that allowed for the emergence of modern grief theory and a significant shift the clinical understanding of adaptive grief and goals of grief support.
- Identify and describe significant types of grief that may be relevant to their practice, including anticipatory grief, ambiguous loss, cumulative loss, disenfranchised grief, and nonfinite loss.
- Recognize common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual experiences common to adaptive grief.
- Review common personal and interpersonal stuck points that can prove barriers to adapting after a loss.
Monday, March 13, 2023
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About the speakers
Eleanor Haley, MS
Litsa Williams MA, LCSW-C
1:00-2:00 The history of grief theory: from Freud to the present.
- Highlight of the significant shift in the late 90s/early 2000
- Shift in goals of grief support
2:00-2:30 Types of grief: part 1
2:45-3:15 Types of grief: part 2
3:15-4:00 How people grieve
- Grief and coping styles
- Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses
- Stuck points
- Assessing for the need for intervention
4:00-4:15 Application to practice and close
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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