2-Day Intensive Thanatology Conference: Assessments & Interventions fo
Digital Seminar

2-Day Intensive Thanatology Conference: Assessments & Interventions for Grief, Loss, & Mourning


Faculty:
Joy R. Samuels
Duration:
11 Hours 37 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 25, 2018
Product Code:
POS020723
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Join Dr. Joy Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC, and Fellow in Thanatology, for this intensive and practical recording that will further prepare you to intervene with clients who are experiencing loss in its many forms.  Dr. Samuels will utilize specific case studies to bring grief, loss, and mourning theory to the practical level of daily practice. She will specifically look at the intersection of personality, temperament, and grief responses from an individual and family systems perspective.

In the second half of the recording, grief reactions are addressed, and practical assessment and intervention strategies are identified to assist the person who is grieving cope with the loss. What constitutes ‘persistent complex bereavement disorder’ will be reviewed, as well as cultural responses and rituals in regard to the grieving process. Participants will increase their own self-awareness as to their loss experiences and grieving mechanisms and will further define the boundaries of their professional roles. Participants will leave with specific client- and family-centered interventions that can be used in practice. 

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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


Addiction Counselors (Self-Study)

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This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 11.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut (Self-Study)

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 11.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 11.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors (Self-Study)

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Counselors - New York (Self-Study)

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 self-study activity will qualify for 13.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 11.5 continuing education credits.


Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists - South Carolina (Self-Study)

This program has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators (Self-Study)

This course consists of 11.5 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Educators - Illinois (Self-Study)

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11.5 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.

 

While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the ISBE $20 enrollment fee (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Educators - Indiana (Self-Study)

11.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Educators - Montana (Self-Study)

This self-study package is offered for 11.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


Educators - New York (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This self-study activity will qualify for 11.5 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance.  


Educators - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 11.5 CPE clock hours.


Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel - New Jersey (Self-Study)

11.5 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

This self-study activity consists of 11.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 11.5 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York (Self-Study)

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 Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 11.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

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** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 11.5 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 11.5 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity is approved for 11.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Psychologists - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 11.5 self-study continuing education hours.


Psychologists – Florida (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 11.5 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 11.5 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 11.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 11.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Colorado (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 11.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - New York (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 11.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists – Pennsylvania

This intermediate activity is approved for 11.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists – California (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 11.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Thanatology (Self-Study)

This self-study 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 11.5 contact hours to participants.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 11.5 continuing education clock hours 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.


Handouts

Faculty

Joy R. Samuels Related seminars and products: 2

D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC


Joy R. Samuels, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC, has over 25 years’ experience as a licensed professional counselor, a 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. She maintains a private counseling practice and supervises those seeking licensure as 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, Annandale, 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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Explain relevant theories and models describing the physical and psychosocial effect of loss, grief, and mourning on the individual and family system as it relates to clinical practice.
  2. Articulate how to plan and implement appropriate assessments, interventions, and strategies to help clients cope with loss and grief.
  3. Differentiate potential loss events occurring throughout the lifespan, including non-death situations, and complicated bereavement to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  4. Relate strategies for coping with dying and bereavement within the context of individual and cultural variations in session.
  5. Analyze the ethnic, gender, and cultural factors that affect individual responses to loss-related situations to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  6. Compare factors that influence normal and complicated reactions to dying and grief as it relates to case conceptualization.
  7. Identify community and national resources to deal with death, grief, and loss for purposes of client psychoeducation.
  8. Examine one’s own cognitive, affective, and behavioral reaction to death, dying, and bereavement in relation to assessment and treatment planning with clients experiencing grief and loss.
  9. Develop strategies of self-awareness and self-care for grief counselors as it relates to clinical practice.
  10. Determine when grief has become “complicated” and develop an appropriate treatment strategy.
  11. Analyze and differentiate clinical symptoms to diagnose grief clients appropriately.
  12. Evaluate developmental considerations across the lifespan to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.

Outline

GRIEF, LOSS, AND MOURNING

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FAMILY! HOW FAMILY SYSTEMS IMPACT GRIEF REACTIONS AND WHY IT MATTERS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Family life cycle
  • Identifying effective communication patterns to promote healthy boundaries
  • Impact of illness trajectory
  • Grief styles
    • Epigenetics-do we inherit our grief reactions from our grandparents?
    • Personality
    • Temperament
  • Normative grief responses
  • Impact of type of loss
  • Family systems theory
  • Gender issues
  • Assessment of risk factors for complicated/prolonged grief
  • Determining appropriateness of specific interventions
  • Case Studies

LIFE SPAN

  • Developmental considerations and milestones related to loss reactions
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Early Adulthood
    • Middle Adulthood
    • Later Adulthood
    • Parental Loss
    • Child Loss
    • Widowhood
  • Grief counseling throughout the lifespan
  • Grief therapy interventions related to lifespan

CULTURAL/SOCIALIZATION

  • Loss, Grief, and Mourning
    • Factors affecting experience of and expression of grief
    • Impact on mourning practices
    • Death anxiety
  • Assessing and intervening with cultural competence
    • Advanced care planning
    • Communication
    • Meaning of death

EXCHANGE OF IDEAS LED BY DR. SAMUELS:

Network with other professionals to share interventions and assessments that have proven effective (and not effective) with clients who are dealing with a loss.

ASSESSMENTS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING, AND INTERVENTIONS

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON ASSESSMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS

  • Current assessment models
  • Current therapeutic strategies
  • Controversy about efficacy of interventions
  • Complicated grief
  • Gender considerations
  • Pathologizing of grief

RESOURCES AND RESEARCH

  • Empirical research on current theories
  • Research on effectiveness of  assessments and interventions
  • Practical resources for clinicians

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

  • Which assessments are within your scope of practice?
  • Communication
  • Professional liability and limitations
  • Determining appropriate interventions in concert with evidence and client characteristics
  • Professional responsibilities

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Educators
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Thanatologists

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