Skip to main content
Not Found
In-Person Seminar

MD 2-Day Grief Treatment Certification Course: Evidence-Based Strategies for Helping Clients Make Meaning After Loss


Speaker:
Joy R. Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LIP054640
Brochure Code:
ELL90102
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast  2 | Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar
Location:
Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center - Ellicott City, Maryland (Multiple Locations Available)

Dates
Schedule at a glance

Normal Price:      $459.99 - Now:  $79.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.
Other great resources - exclusive savings when you add now!


Description

Your client’s world has been shattered following the loss of a loved one. Not only are they adjusting to these days and weeks without that person, but they are also struggling with changes to their sense of self. Who are they now as they navigate this new world? Your client is stuck in a place of paralyzing sorrow, and you’re unsure of what else to do to help.

You can transform the way you treat grieving clients with the tools and strategies you’ll learn in this 2-day Comprehensive Course!

Join Rev. Dr. Joy Samuels, LPC-MHSP, NCC, as she leads you through the process of working with bereaved individuals and aiding them with making meaning after loss. You’ll learn evidence-based counseling strategies appropriate for the treatment of multiple types of losses, and you’ll acquire the skills you need to tailor clinical interventions to the uniqueness of each client’s grief experience.

Attend this advanced course, and you’ll learn how to guide your clients through making meaning after loss - drastically increasing their well-being and reducing symptoms of complicated grief. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to help your clients live fulfilling lives after loss.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit evergreencertifications.com/CGCS for details.

Register today to revolutionize your work with grieving clients!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certi­ed Grief Counseling Specialist through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CGCS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.
*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cgcs for professional requirements.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 12.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


* Credit Note - Ethics & Cultural Competency

THIS SEMINAR QUALIFIES FOR 1.0 HOURS OF general ethics ETHICS INSTRUCTION AND 1.0 HOURS OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY. NO MORE THAN 2.0​ TOTAL CE HOURS MAY BE AWARDED FOR THIS COURSE. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. 


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Maryland Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the . A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Counselors - Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-5725) for 12.5 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12.75 total credits including 10.75 Clinical and 1.0 Ethics; and 1.0 Cultural Competency continuing education credits. 

 

Course Level: Intermeidate Format: In-person. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Psychologists - Georgia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Georgia Psychologists. The Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Chapter 510-8, Section 3 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Maryland Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Nevada Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Nevada Psychologists. The State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NAC 641.1363 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Addiction Counselors - Generic

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Case Managers

This course has been awarded 12.5 clock hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Full attendance is required. Please note - this program has not been pre-approved for ethics credit.


Chaplains/Clergy

This course is designed to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Nursing Home Administrators

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 12.5 clock hours and 12.5 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Certification in Thanatology

This educational offering is recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling to meet the thanatology-related educational contact hour requirements to be Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. This course will award 12.5 contact hours to participants.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Speaker

Joy R. Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC's Profile

Joy R. Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC Related seminars and products


Joy R. Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC, has over 25 years’ experience as a licensed professional counselor, Fellow in Thanatology, chaplain, and ordained minister. She teaches in the graduate clinical mental health psychology department at Lipscomb University and at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in the United Methodist Church Course of Studies.  She maintains a private counseling practice and supervises those seeking licensure as a LPC-MHSP.

Dr. Samuels holds DMin and MDiv degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. Additionally, she holds an M.S. degree in counseling psychology from California State University, Northridge, CA, and a counseling certificate in substance abuse from the Northern Virginia Community College, Annadale, VA. Among her areas of expertise are individual, couples and family counseling, trauma and bereavement, and post-masters supervision.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Joy Samuels maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Lipscomb University. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Joy Samuels is a fellow in Thanatology.


Alternate Dates

AZ 2-Day Grief Treatment Certification Course: Clinical Tools for Building Resiliency and Moving Toward Post-Traumatic Growth
Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 08:00am to Thu, Feb 29, 2024 - 04:00pm MST-Arizona - Product Code LIP058850
Scottsdale, Arizona

Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

Visit our FAQ page at www.pesi.com/faq or contact us at www.pesi.com/info


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Objectives

  1. Differentiate relevant theories and models describing the physical and psychosocial effects of loss, grief, and mourning on the individual and family system and their clinical implications.
  2. Determine how to plan and implement appropriate assessments, interventions and strategies to help individuals and families cope with loss and grief to improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Perform a clinical assessment to inform the clinician’s choice of best treatment interventions for the reduction of symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder, disenfranchised grief, or Persistent Prolonged Grief Disorder.
  4. Differentiate potential loss events occurring throughout the lifespan, including non-death situations, to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  5. Analyze the ethnic, gender, and cultural factors that affect individual responses to loss-related situations as it relates to case conceptualization.
  6. Evaluate factors that influence normal and complicated reactions to dying and grief in clients.
  7. Determine one’s own cognitive, affective, and behavioral reactions to death, dying, and bereavement, as it relates to professional practice with clients experiencing grief and loss.
  8. Differentiate theories and models of individual, cultural, couple, family, and community resilience in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  9. Analyze the efficacy of various treatment interventions for complicated grief to improve clinical outcomes.
  10. Determine the ethical and legal issues in end-of-life decisions, such as suffering, dying, and choice, and their clinical implications.
  11. Utilize clinical strategies to assist grieving clients in the move from flight or fight to social engagement in session.
  12. Utilize the co-regulating pathways of the social engagement system in session as an approach to managing symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder.

Outline

Types of Grief & Their Implications for Treatment

  • Explain historical and current relevant theories and models describing the physical and psychosocial effect of loss, grief, and mourning on the individual and family system.
  • Compare factors that influence normal and complicated reactions to dying and grief.
  • Disenfranchised grief
  • Persistent Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Traumatic Bereavement
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
    • Common trajectories for grief
    • Recognize Prolonged Grief Disorder
    • Risk factors for Prolonged Grief Disorder
    • Treatment Interventions
  • Types of Loss & Their Impact on Grieving
    • Parental loss
    • Child loss
    • Widowhood
    • Non-death losses

Grief & the Family: Guide Families Through Healthy Grieving

  • Differentiate potential loss events occurring throughout the lifespan, including non-death situations, and complicated bereavement.
  • Identify theories and models of individual, couple, and family resilience.
    • Family systems theory: Family influences on individual grief
    • Variables that complicate family adaptation
    • Strategies to guide family adaptation to loss
    • Develop respect for different grieving styles
    • The role of gender norms
    • Developmental considerations & milestones related to loss reactions for:
      • Children
      • Adolescents
      • Early adulthood
      • Middle adulthood
      • Later adulthood

Multicultural Considerations for Grief Treatment

  • Analyze the ethnic, gender, and cultural factors that affect responses to loss-related situations.
  • Increase awareness of one’s own beliefs, assumptions, and biases and how they may influence the establishment and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with culturally diverse clients.
  • Cultural factors affecting expression of grief
  • Impact on mourning practices
  • Culture’s impact on death anxiety & meaning of life
  • Determine where the identity emphasis lies
  • Cultural values regarding emotional expression and disclosure
  • The impact of society on grief

Assessment: Intake Considerations for Grieving Clients

  • Articulate how to plan and implement appropriate assessments, interventions, and strategies.
  • Perform a clinical assessment to inform the clinician’s choice of best treatment interventions for the reduction of symptoms.
  • Current conceptualization models
  • Factors impacting the grief experience
  • Assess for depression and suicide ideation
  • Differentiate between depression, grief & PTSD
  • Persistent Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Take home assessment tools

Grief Treatment: Interventions & Strategies to Improve Clinical Outcomes

  • Analyze the efficacy of various treatment interventions for complicated grief to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Utilize clinical strategies to assist grieving clients in the move from fight/flight or freeze to social engagement in sessions.
  • Utilize the co-regulating pathways of the social engagement system in session as an approach to managing symptoms of complicated grief.
    • Assist clients with expressing their pain
    • Integrate a new inner image of the deceased
    • Client self-assessment strategies for coping
    • Foster client relaxation skills
    • Let the client lead: Starting point, story & stopping point
    • Cultivate acceptance
    • Elicit emotional availability in clients
    • Give clients “permission” to not share stories
    • Develop healthy grief rituals
    • Target guilt due to stopping grief rituals
    • Build a bridge between memories, current behaviors & underlying values
    • Help clients accept the finality of the death
    • Navigate the treatment of multiple losses
    • “Family coat of arms” activity 

Professional Issues: Ethical Considerations for Working with Grieving Clients, Their Families & the Terminally Ill

  • Scrutinize the ethical and legal issues in end-of-life decisions, such as suffering, dying and choice, and their clinical implications.
  • Examine one’s own cognitive, affective, behavioral, and valuational reaction to death and dying and bereavement as it relates to professional practice with client’s experiencing grief and loss.
    • Ethical dilemmas that confront the terminally ill
    • Ethical principles of end-of-life decisions
    • The clinician’s role in addressing psychological suffering & needs of the terminally ill
    • Impact of cause of death on social isolation
    • Identify the core values and principles of professional ethical behavior
    • Boundaries of professional competence

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Manager
  • Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Funeral Directors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Thanatologists
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

Location

Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center

xcQlghRSlkm4OKHeKKGF8g.png
2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, United States
(410) 465-1500
www.turfvalley.com

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

PESI Mobile App

Access CE trainings on your phone or tablet through our free mobile app. Choose video or audio-only versions of live webcasts and online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

https://cdn.pesi23.com/images/android.png     https://cdn.pesi23.com/images/iphone.png

Please wait ...

Back to Top