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Digital Seminar

Death, Dying & Bereavement: New Strategies for Clients & Their Families to Find Meaning at the End of Life


Faculty:
Ligia M Houben
Duration:
Half Day
Copyright :
Jan 14, 2020
Product Code:
POS055595
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast


Description

Death is inevitable. Looking into the face of death is one of the scariest and most emotional battles that your clients will ever have to go through. Are you ready and able to guide your clients through their death, or the death of a loved one?

Join Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, and she’ll walk you through how to best help your client and your client’s family cope with dying and bereavement. You’ll learn new techniques for processing and normalizing grief, as well as strategies to help your clients create meaningful rituals and get the most out of their hospice care.

You’ll finish this seminar having gained new insights into the needs of the dying, including the emotional need to have difficult conversations with family members who may not yet be ready to accept that their loved one is dying. You’ll obtain new tools to address death anxiety and learn how culture and spirituality shape your client’s end-of-life experiences. 

Register today to transform the way you treat clients struggling with death, dying and bereavement.

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**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.



Faculty

Ligia M Houben Related seminars and products: 3

MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC

My Meaningful Life


Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, is a Fellow in Thanatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Ligia is an international grief specialist and author, and she has devoted her life to help others transform their losses and their lives. A pioneer in working with Hispanic people and grief, Houben is the author of Counseling Hispanics through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Springer, 2011). Ligia has presented about the needs of Hispanic people in times of loss on many occasions, including to the Association for Death, Education and Counseling (ADEC), the Baptist Health System and the International Death, Grief, and Bereavement Conference at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

She contributed to the creation of the first bereavement support group in her native country of Nicaragua, PUDE – an anagram for Personas Unidas en el Dolor y la Esperanza (People Joined by Pain and Hope), and for nine years, she co-trained Hispanic people to become facilitators in bereavement support groups in churches.

Ligia M. Houben is a former adjunct professor of Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and Kaplan University, where she taught courses on ethics, religion, and death and dying. She is the founder of My Meaningful Life, LLC. and the Center for Transforming Lives in Miami, Florida. Ligia has delivered her message to audiences ranging from corporations, educational institutions, and health care organizations, including Baptist Health System Florida, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital and Vitas Healthcare. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, airing on networks such as CNN Español, NPR, NBC, and Univisión.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Ligia Houben is the Founder and Director of The Center for Transforming Lives. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ligia Houben has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Analyze and explain how different perspectives on the afterlife affect individual responses to death and bereavement.
  2. Develop strategies to assist clients and their caregivers with end-of-life preparation.
  3. Utilize tools and strategies to normalize grief and to aid clients and their caregivers in processing grief.

Outline

CONTEMPORARY ATTITUDES TOWARD DEATH & DYING

  • Death anxiety (Thanatophobia) or death acceptance?
  • The new death awareness movement
  • Clinicians’ attitudes toward death & dying

THE DYING PATIENT & THEIR FAMILY SYSTEM

  • Terminal illness is a family matter
  • The dying trajectory
  • Forgiveness, love & emotional healing at the end of life
  • How belief in the afterlife effects death
  • Anticipatory grief & preparatory grief

PREPARING FOR THE END OF LIFE

  • Validate & help to process emotions
  • Assist in addressing spiritual needs
  • Pain management & comfort
  • Legal documents & advanced care planning

CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENTS & INTERVENTIONS

  • Assess death anxiety
  • Tools for processing & normalizing grief
  • Meaningful rituals for patients & families
  • Considerations for cancer patients

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Thanatologists
  • Funeral Directors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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