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3-Day Advanced Grief Counseling Certification Course: Interventions to Move Clients Toward Healthy Grieving, Growth and Meaning After Loss


Faculty:
Diana Sebzda, LPC, FT |  Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT
Duration:
Approx. 19 Hours
Copyright:
Jan 10, 2021
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV058620
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar | Live Webinar

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Description

A wave of grief and loss has impacted millions of people and more clients than ever before are seeking the help of professionals.

But if you’re like many therapists, in-depth training on counseling and treating grieving clients wasn’t part of your graduate program.

How can you make sure you’re ready to work with this rapidly growing client population?

This all new 3-day grief certification training features 2 of our very best received trainers in the area of grief and bereavement - both highly experienced clinicians with decades of experience in the field. Together they will provide you with the tools, techniques and clinical know-how to counsel and treat clients across the lifespan whose lives have been upended by losses of all kinds.

And unlike other trainings, this program will go beyond the basics, growing your clinical skills and confidence with interactive exercises, expert guidance, practical tips, and real-world case studies so you know exactly how to:

  • Uncover grief intensity and assess for risks like suicidal ideation
  • Recognize and respond to grief types with appropriate treatment plans
  • Employ over 30 specific clinical tools to facilitate healthy grieving and build resiliency
  • Successfully structure and facilitate grief support or treatment groups
  • And much more!

PLUS, when you purchase this course, your certification is completely FREE should you choose to become a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist through Evergreen Certifications upon completion of this training.
(visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cagcs for complete application requirements).

Purchase today, set yourself apart from other clinicians, and help your clients discover a path toward hope and meaning following loss!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $249 value)*!
  • Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CAGCS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CAGCS for professional requirements.

Credits


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**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

Diana Sebzda, LPC, FT Related seminars and products


Diane Sebzda, LPC, FT, has a private practice where she counsels, educates and consults on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. She has over 17 years of experience working with all aspects of grief, end-of-life issues, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, self-esteem and confidence, trauma, forgiveness, reinvestment in life and disenfranchised griefs. Diana is a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) with the Association for Death Education and Counseling where she is co-chair of their Pet Loss Networking Group. She is the former director of bereavement at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center and a member of the Traumatic Loss Coalition of New Jersey, the American Counseling Association, and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Diana earned her M.A. degree in applied clinical psychology from William Patterson University.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Diana Sebzda is the director of bereavement at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Diana Sebzda is a Fellow in Thanatology with the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She is a member of the Traumatic Loss Coalition of New Jersey; the American Counseling Association; and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement.


Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT's Profile

Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT Related seminars and products


Dr. Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT, is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Delaware and California and a Fellow of Thanatology (expert in death, loss, and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).  She is the owner of The Center for Grief Therapy and Education, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, and a professional speaker. She works as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University’s Master’s in Thanatology program, National University, and Goldey-Beacom College, focusing her research, course development and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and the Delaware Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, bereavement, integrative psychology, spirituality and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego and often appeared on NBC News. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Christina Zampitella is co-owner and director of Clinical Services at Integrative Psychology Group. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Christina Zampitella is a Fellow of Thantology.

 


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Investigate the clinical implications of distinctions between adult and youth responses to loss.
  2. Assess for trauma, depression, substance use and anxiety in grieving clients.
  3. Utilize two assessment measures for gathering grief responses.
  4. Distinguish how the experiences created by different types of loss impact assessment and treatment planning.
  5. Analyze the impact of death on the family system and the corresponding effects on treatment.
  6. Evaluate contemporary models of bereavement as they relate to case conceptualization for grief therapy.
  7. Asses the boundaries of professional competence in grief work and know when to refer out.
  8. Investigate factors that can influence the grief process including the type of loss and support system.
  9. Use the DSM-5 to diagnose/identify Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.
  10. Employ emotional regulation techniques to help calm clients who’ve experienced a traumatic loss.
  11. Implement a bereavement plan of care for identified Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.
  12. Use CBT techniques to help bereaved clients manage guilt, blame and other maladaptive cognitions following loss.
  13. Apply narrative approaches to help clients construct meaning following loss.
  14. Utilize mindfulness interventions to reduce anxiety symptoms in clients with anticipatory grief.
  15. Evaluate the clinical implications of cultural beliefs surrounding mourning and continuing relationships with the deceased.
  16. Utilize best practices to structure and facilitate grief support or treatment groups.
  17. Investigate ethical considerations to ensure proper management of terminally ill clients, minors, families an end-of-life decisions.
  18. Develop strategies for self-care when working with grieving clients.
  19. Analyze continuing attachment bonds and their relevance to clinical practice with bereaved clients across the lifespan.

Outline

The Process of Death, Dying, and Mourning

Grief and Loss Across Developmental and Life Stages
  • Distinctions between adult and youth responses to loss
  • Common grief reactions and coping mechanisms
  • Factors for assessing and counseling kids and teens at schools
  • The elderly – working with multiple losses, fewer supports and/or physical health issues
  • Ethics with minors, families, and the terminally ill
Types of Grief:
Implications for Counseling and Treatment
  • Normal grief and acute reactions
  • Complicated or prolonged grief
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
  • Ambiguous grief in the face of changes in the living
  • Chronic grief
  • Traumatic grief following sudden or violent loss
  • Anticipatory and disenfranchised grief
  • Delayed, inhibited, abbreviated other types of commonly overlooked grief
The Impact of Loss on the Family System
  • Impact on adult caregivers and siblings
  • Family adaptation to loss
  • Changing the family narrative
  • Intergenerational effect of grief and trauma
Contemporary Models of Bereavement for Grief Therapy

Assessment of Grieving Clients:
Uncover Trauma, Depression, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, and More
  • Intakes and gathering information
  • Two assessment measures for gathering grief responses
  • Assessment for depression, PTSD, trauma, substance use, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and violence
Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis between uncomplicated and complicated grief
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
  • Differential using the DSM-5™ and upcoming DSM5-TR
Treatment Planning for Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief
  • Uncomplicated grief treatment planning
    • Grief counseling vs. grief therapy
    • Specific objectives based on the client’s grieving process
  • Complicated Grief Therapy
    • Narrative Reconstruction Therapy for complicated grief
    • Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for complicated grief
      • Specific objectives for complicated grief
Interventions and Treatment Approaches to Facilitate Healthy Grieving
  • Narrative and somatic techniques
  • Expressive arts techniques – music, writing, art, and more
  • Interventions for regret, forgiveness, shame, and guilt
  • Continued bonds and therapeutic bereavement rituals
  • Nature-based therapy
  • Systematic desensitization and flooding to reduce avoidance
  • EMDR for complicated grief and traumatic loss
Non-Death and Abstract Losses:
How to Effectively Work with Clients Who’ve Experienced “Living Losses”
  • End of relationship
  • Chronic illness and terminal illness
  • Deployment, job and/or retirement
  • Infertility, independence, and identity
  • Safety, meaning, and purpose
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Potential futures
Build Clients’ Resiliency and Move Them Toward Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Defining resiliency and post-traumatic growth
  • Employing a client’s strengths
  • Considerations to foster growth with traumatic and suicide loss
The Clinician’s Guide to Grief and Loss Groups:
How to Successfully Structure and Facilitate Grief Support or Treatment Groups
  • Differences between psychoeducational and therapeutic groups
  • Open vs. closed groups
  • Homogeneous vs. heterogeneous groups
  • Peer vs. clinician led
  • Participant screening and keys to effective facilitation
Grief Work with Clients of Diverse Race, Backgrounds, Cultures, and Beliefs
  • Cultural competency vs. culturally and difference intentioned/aware practice
  • Disenfranchised grief
  • How culture impacts mourning, rituals, expectation, and continued bonds
  • Working with spiritual and religious differences between clinician and client
Ethical Considerations in Grief Counseling and Treatment
  • Boundaries of professional competence and when to refer out
  • Research and treatment risks
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Self-care as an ethical imperative

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Thanatologists
  • Physicians

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