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David Kessler on Healing Grief & Loss

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Interventions that can Shape Grief

Anticipatory Grief

Children in Grief Complicated Grief Explanations of Types of Grief Forgiveness The Grief of Suicide The Body and Grief Trauma Positive Psychology and Grief Pet Loss Self-care for Clinician Working with Loss Successfully Supporting Friends and Family Members in Grief Tools for the Clinician to Help Clients Cope with Disasters and How We Cope


  1. Analyze the dynamics of different types of grief and the healing processes associated with each.
  2. Specify age appropriate grieving milestones that occur across the lifespan.
  3. Articulate the somatic response to grief and identify how to manage residual grief in the body.
  4. Determine why children are often the “forgotten grievers” and identify strategies for helping this population.
  5. Analyze the efficacy of positive psychology interventions in treating grief.
  6. Ascertain the relationship between traumatic events and grief as it relates to the healing process.

Copyright : 02/19/2019

Grief and Addiction

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  1. Determine why addiction grief is often weighted in self-blame and guilt
  2. Determine how to help loved ones sort through the shame, isolation, and the roles they played in an addiction death
  3. Assess tools for helping clients deal with addiction grief and the “if only’s” that accompany it, such as responsibility clarification and separating out the loved one’s voice from the addiction


The Opioid Epidemic

Substance Related Causes of Death

Death Shapes Grief


Pure Grief versus External Triggers

Understanding Survivors Guilt

Sudden Death versus Suicide

The 3 C’s of Addiction

Copyright : 03/23/2018