Grief Support for Addiction and Overdose Losses
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to any significant loss, whether that is a bereavement loss or a non-death loss. This session will assist professionals in understanding the unique aspects of family grief while experiencing addiction within the family and coping with a substance-related death. It will cover the research in identification of ambiguous grief and disenfranchised grief while introducing basic tools and interventions for supporting individuals experiencing these types of losses. Less...
- Define grief and explore the impact of grief both before and after a death to overdose or other substance-related cause.
- Identify key indicators of ambiguous grief and introduce therapeutic and psychoeducational interventions to ease the stress of ambiguous loss for families with loved one(s) with substance use disorders.
- Articulate common modern grief theories in contrast to the traditional stage mode of grief and their applications in cases of addiction and overdose.
- Describe the unique aspects of the disenfranchised grief experience of family members and friends who have lost a loved one to addiction.
- Apply evidence-informed principles of grief support to family members of those experiencing grief following a substance use death.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
01:00 PM EDT - 04:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speakers
Eleanor Haley, MS
Litsa Williams MA, LCSW-C
1:00-1:30 Introduction, data review, and defining grief
- Doka and the introduction of the grief beyond bereavement loss.
1:30-2:30 Grief and Addiction: Understanding Non-Death Loss
- Defining the two types of ambiguous loss
- Relational stress and assessing the impact of ambiguous loss
- Family Systems
2:45-3:15 Grief and Overdose Loss: Understanding Disenfranchised Grief
- Defining disenfranchised loss
- The role of support systems and subjectivity
- The impact of disenfranchised losses on grief
3:15-4:00 Common Grief Experiences and Interventions
- Those unaware of a substance use disorder
- Those aware of a substance use disorder
- Friends and family also abusing substances.
4:00-4:05 Locating Community Resources
4:05-4:15 Questions and Close
CE Information - Earn 3 CE 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
Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
CE Process Info
A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. After the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).
Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
• Complete evaluation forms for the event
• Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
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