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In-Person Seminar

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


Faculty:
Joy R. Samuels, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LIP054640
Brochure Code:
OKD85889
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  3
Location:
Oakland, California
Available Dates:

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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 clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.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 Certified 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


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. 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 cepesi@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.

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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Ethics & Cultural Competency

THIS SEMINAR QUALIFIES FOR 1.0 HOURS OF General 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.


Addiction Counselors

This activity consists of 12.0 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.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP-EI)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category C activity meets the qualifications for 12.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Chaplains/Clergy

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


Counselors

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.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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.


California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.0 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 & 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 12.0 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 12.0 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.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this live course receive 10.5 Clinical and 1.0 Ethics and 1.0 Cultural Competency continuing education credits. No more than 12.5 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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. 



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Faculty

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

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JOY R. SAMUELS, D.MIN., 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 D. MIN. 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: Joy Samuels is in private practice. She is an adjunct faculty at Lipscomb University. Dr. Samuels receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Joy Samuels is a Fellow in Thanatology.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 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.


Facility Details

This facility requires the use of face coverings. As COVID-19 policies are subject to change, please contact the facility for the most up to date information.


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 complicated grief, disenfranchised grief, or Persistent Complex Bereavement 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 complicated grief.

Outline

Types of Grief & Their Implications for Treatment
  • Disenfranchised grief
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
  • Traumatic bereavement
  • Complicated Grief
    • Common trajectories for grief
    • Recognize complicated grief
    • Risk factors for complicated grief
    • Treatment Interventions
  • Types of Loss & Their Impact on Grieving
    • Parental loss
    • Child loss
    • Widowhood
    • Non-death losses
Assessment: Intake Considerations for Grieving Clients
  • Current conceptualization models
  • Recognize different expressions of grief
  • Factors impacting the grief experience
  • Assess for depression and suicide ideation
  • Differentiate between depression, grief & PTSD
  • Use of Adjustment Disorder diagnosis with grief clients
  • Determine how the client understands their grief narrative
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder
  • DSM-5® changes to Major Depressive Disorder
  • Take home assessment tools
Cultural Considerations for Grief Treatment
  • 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
Grief Treatment: Interventions & Strategies to Improve Clinical Outcomes
  • 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
  • Focus on planning – not positivity
  • 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
In-Session Activities: On-the-Spot Interventions to Facilitate Healing
  • The client “influence of loss” chart
  • Use loving kindness meditation to build self-compassion in clients
  • ”Who am I?” exercise
  • Utilize client letters to self
Grief Across the Lifespan: Help Your Clients Heal at Any Developmental Stage
  • Developmental considerations & milestones related to loss reactions for:
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Early adulthood
    • Middle adulthood
    • Later adulthood
Grief & the Family: Guide Families Through Healthy Grieving
  • 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
  • ”Family coat of arms” activity
Professional Issues: Ethical Considerations for Working with Grieving Clients, Their Families & the Terminally Ill
  • 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

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 7

Comments

Emilia P

"The presenter was knowledgable and well prepared. "

Melinda S

"Dr. Samuels was excellent. Easy to follow, patient and knowledgeable. Also, the stories, videos and vignettes made this all more interesting."

Abigail R

"Love how easy these online CEs are and thank you for allowing access to the content to go back and get more instruction and answer questions."

Oliva L

"The information was very helpful. Thank you!"

Ann G

"When I called PESI to find out if the test would be emailed, the person directed me to the place on the website I could find it. Thank you!"

Theresa M

"Excellent, relevant course. Dr. Samuels is a boss! Gratitude!"

Susan C

"This seminar was extremely helpful to my practice, professionally presented, and the presenter balanced theoretical knowledge, responsiveness to attendees, and the use of humor and warmth in an exemplary fashion."

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