Understanding Ambiguous Grief and Non-Death Losses

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to any significant loss, whether that is a bereavement loss or a non-death loss. From coping with divorce or loss of job to losing a loved on to dementia, incarceration, foster care or addiction, therapists and other professionals are often supporting those dealing with these types of misunderstood grief. In this training, we will review the body of literature around ambiguous loss and non-finite loss, helping clinicians define and identify ambiguous loss, assess the impact on individuals and family systems, understand the nature of the relational stres...Read mores of these losses, and provide techniques for promoting resilience in circumstances of ambiguous and non-death loss. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate other non-death losses, including non-finite loss and chronic sorrow, defining overlapping and distinguishing features.
  • Discuss the role and limitations of resilience in ambiguous loss and apply evidence-informed techniques for promoting resilience in circumstances of ambiguous and non-death loss.
  • Define the types of ambiguous loss and assess them impact of ambiguous loss stressors on individuals and family systems.
  • Identify therapeutic and psychoeducational interventions to ease the stress of ambiguous loss and provide individual, family, and community support for other non-death losses.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Webinar

11:00 AM EST - 02:15 PM EST

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Agenda

11:00-11:30 Introduction and defining grief

  • Doka and the introduction of the grief beyond bereavement loss.

11:30-12:30 Ambiguous Loss: Definition and Assessment of Impact

  • Defining the two types of ambiguous loss
  • Relational stress and assessing the impact of ambiguous loss
    • Individuals
    • Family Systems

12:30-12:45 Break

12:45-1:15 Definition and Assessment of Other Non-Death Losses

  • Non-finite Loss
  • Chronic Sorrow
  • Intersections with ambiguous loss and considerations for COVID

1:15-1:45 Interventions

  • Pauline Boss’s six guidelines for building the resiliency
  • Schultz and Bruce’s psychoeducation intervention

1:45-2:05 Additional applications to specific practice

  • Substance use disorders
  • Dementia
  • Foster Care

2:05-2:15 Questions and Close

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