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In-Person Seminar

CA Counseling Grief Clients Certification Training: Functional Interventions for Everyday Use


Speaker:
Joy R. Samuels, DMin, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP053920
Brochure Code:
PAS90813
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
Hotel Dena - Pasadena, California (Multiple Locations Available)

Dates

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Description

Clinicians often struggle to develop an effective approach to counseling grief clients due to the uniqueness of each individual’s grief. The last 10-15 years have seen an explosion of new research in the field and many new studies have turned what we thought we knew on its head.

Explore this new research about appropriate diagnosis of grief clients, ideas for how to assess grief severity and related constructs, and clarification about what is meant by “complicated grief.” Review the most commonly used current models for understanding grief and leave with tools, including 20 interventions, to more confidently assist clients in navigating the adaptive, yet confusing and difficult, grief process. The seminar will end with a focus on self-care, discussing how to appropriately manage and care for ourselves in this demanding, yet fulfilling, work.

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 counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cgcs for details.


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99.99 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

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 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 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.


Counselors - 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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - 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, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate 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.


Social Workers - 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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists - California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 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 6.0 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 - 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 6.0 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 6.0 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 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. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - 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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Addiction Counselors - Generic

This activity consists of 6.0 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 #: 0S-03-036-1023. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEHs (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 6.0 CEUs (continuing education hours).


Case Managers

This course has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval.  Full attendance is required.


Chaplains/Clergy

This course is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This activity consists of 6.25 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 activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued 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 6.25 contact hours to participants.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 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

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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

CA Counseling Grief Clients Certification Training: Functional Interventions for Everyday Use
Thu, Mar 21, 2024 - 08:00am to 04:00pm PDT - Product Code LIP053920
Ontario, California
Counseling Grief Clients Certification Training: Functional Interventions for Everyday Use
Fri, Mar 22, 2024 - 08:00am to 04:00pm PDT - Product Code LIP053920
Anaheim, California

Additional Info

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 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.


Timeline for Completion

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


Objectives

  1. Articulate current models for conceptualizing grief and how these influence treatment planning.
  2. Analyze and differentiate clinical symptoms to diagnose grief clients appropriately.
  3. Implement functional interventions for grief counseling adaptable to use with any clients.
  4. Demonstrate three new interventions to use with bereaved clients.
  5. Determine when grief has become “complicated” and develop an appropriate treatment strategy.
  6. Develop strategies of self-awareness and self-care for grief counselors as it relates to clinical practice.

Outline

THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF
  • Models for understanding grief
    • Older, familiar models
    • Current theories and approaches
  • Grief expressions
    • Emotional and cognitive
    • Physical manifestations
    • Behavioral
    • Social behaviors and societal reactions
  • Predictors and mediators of the experience
    • Background: grief is highly individual
    • Personality and other vulnerability factors
    • Who died; quality of relationship
    • Social, contextual and cultural influences
    • Mode of death
    • Other influences
  • Non-death losses
ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF GRIEF-RELATED SYMPTOMS
  • Differential diagnosis between depression, grief and PTSD
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder
  • Use of adjustment disorder diagnosis with grief clients
  • Measurement/assessment of grief symptoms
WHEN GRIEF BECOMES COMPLICATED
  • Common trajectories for grief
  • What is “complicated” grief and how do you recognize it?
  • Treatment interventions for complicated grief
TREATMENT STRATEGIES AND FUNCTIONAL INTERVENTIONS
  • Grief counseling
    • How is it different from other types of counseling?
    • Who often benefits (and who may not)?
  • Components of a general approach
    • The 3 Rogerian conditions
    • Power of presence
    • Being a companion/therapist for your grief clients
  • Cross-cultural and other diversity considerations
  • Dealing with emotional intensity
  • Grief vs. trauma
  • When clients’ grief is disenfranchised
  • Working with couples or families who have experienced the “same” loss
  • Preparing for grief “spikes”
  • Post-traumatic growth
BEING A GRIEF COUNSELOR
  • The risks and joys of this work
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-care
  • Training opportunities in this field
LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH AND POTENTIAL RISKS
  • Disparity in results across studies for grief
  • Risk factors for complicated grief

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Thanatologists
  • Funeral Directors

Reviews

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 47

Comments

Bonni K

"Presenter was actually the most informative, communicative, and knowledgeable presenter I've ever experienced (please note: I've been a licensed psychologist since 1990. Truly she is a gift to assist treatment in grief. "

Mary E

"This presenter was superb! One of the best online courses I've taken."

Anabella S

"She is an amazing presenter and super dynamic and interesting. I loved her presentation, slides, quotes, recommendations, and interventions."

Matthew O

"This was one of the best PESI courses I have taken. Excellent."

Brenda K

"The speaker was great- very knowledgeable and skilled clinician. I felt that we hurried through the discussion on some theories. It was a lot of information for a one day seminar. Discussion on interventions was informative."

LaNissa G

"Joy Samuels was an amazing presenter. She was engaging and very knowledgable. This was the best training I've taken thus far."

Josh H

"Very well done course, and so much information provided. "

Linda F

"Excellent presentation. Thanks!"

Mary Beth G

"Thank you. You were an excellent presenter!"

Paula W

"jam packed with resources"

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(626) 469-8100
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