Understanding the Grief of Traumatic Loss
This live, online training will provide clinicians a framework for understanding the grief of traumatic loss, specifically exploring the relationship between acute stress, trauma, and grief. The session will identify the impact of trauma responses on bereavement and appropriate intervention. Building on the shattered assumptions theory of trauma and post-traumatic growth research, clinicians will learn practice approaches to support clients who have experienced traumatic losses and indications that referral for trauma treatment is appropriate. Facilitated by the mental health professionals and...Read more co-founders of What's Your Grief, an online grief support community accessed annually by 4 million grievers and mental health professionals seeking grief education and support. www.whatsyourgrief.com
This session is approved for CEs by the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as the NY, TX, and MD state Social Work Boards and the NY Mental Health Counselors board (details below). The majority of states' social work boards accept one of these approvals but, as always, please consult with your state CE guidelines to confirm approval. Less...
- Describe common and unique patterns of stress and trauma response in both anticipated and unanticipated deaths.
- Identify intersections of and disjunctions between grief responses and trauma responses, including the impact of trauma responses on the on the bereavement process.
- Describe five dimensions of posttraumatic growth and present a model for understanding how traumatic loss can eventually lead PTG.
- Provide evidence-informed practice approaches to supporting the positive personal change following traumatic loss, including changes in role and identity, new ways of relating, existential or spiritual beliefs, and the purpose and meaning making.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
01:00 PM EST - 04:15 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
About the speakers
Litsa Williams MA, LCSW-C
Eleanor Haley, MS
1:00-1:45 Understanding acute stress and the relationship to trauma following a death
- Exploring physiological and cognitive aspects of acute stress
- Contrasting expected grief responses with trauma responses
1:45-2:15 Assumptive beliefs and the impact on trauma and bereavement
- Identifying the assumptive beliefs, cognitive appraisals,
- Impact of assumptive beliefs and cognitive appraisals on identity and grief
2:15-2:45 Disenfranchised Loss and the Traumatic Loss
- Stigmatized losses
- Impact in homicide, suicide, and overdose grief research
3:00-3:30 Trauma response in anticipated losses
- What is complicated grief and what is its relationship to both grief and trauma
3:30-4:00 Post Traumatic Growth
- Resilience contrasted with PTG
- Relationship between PTG and bereavement
- Meaning making in grief and traumatic grief
3:30-4:00 Application to practice
- Relevance to specific clinical experience.
- Questions 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
CE Process Info
Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE's.
A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Before 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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