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Digital Seminar

Complicated and Traumatic Grief: Clinical Interventions for Healing


Faculty:
Harold Ivan Smith
Duration:
6 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 01, 2015
Product Code:
POS050480
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Move your clients forward through extreme trauma and multiple losses that cause great grief in their lives
  • Tools for creating safe havens in the presence of rage, guilt, despair, helplessness
  • Gain greater confidence in your ability to foster hope, healing & integration

“I do not ‘want’ to get over my grief.’” “I will deal with grief later.” “I want my ‘normal’ back.” These are statements you have heard time and time again from clients coming to you for help with bereavement. Attend this seminar and learn skills and tools that you need to effectively move your clients forward through extreme trauma and multiple losses that clients experience that cause great grief in their lives. Learn techniques that you can use to help clients imagine a future beyond their grief.

Join national grief expert, author, and respected speaker Harold Ivan Smith for a day filled with proven assessment and creative treatment strategies for even your most complex clients. Pulling from more than 30 years of experience, Harold Ivan has trained more than 20,000 professionals in bereavement workshops across the country, sharing innovative, practical techniques for promoting healing in a therapeutic setting. Spend more than half of the day focusing on treatment-specific strategies that you can implement in your practice immediately to help grieving persons.

Through class discussions, case studies and a comprehensive resource manual full of creative and functional treatment approaches, you will learn how to uncover what clients are hiding from you when discussing their trauma. You will also learn strategies to help clients with multiple exposures to trauma and loss work through the many layers of their grief. Experience Harold Ivan’s passion for his work with grief in an energized learning environment, leaving with a renewed outlook and new skills to work with even the most difficult and complicated losses.

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

This self-study 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

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This self-study 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 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. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

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 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

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 6.0 credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 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.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** 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.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 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.


Canadian Psychologists

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 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

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


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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 () continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian 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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 () continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

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 6.0 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

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 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

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 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 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.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Certification in Thanatology

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 6.25 contact hours to participants.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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

Harold Ivan Smith Related seminars and products: 1

MA, Ed.S., FT, DMin


Harold Ivan Smith, MA, ED.S., FT, DMin, is a national speaker, noted author, experienced counselor and grief educator. He has presented bereavement workshops across the country, training more than 20,000 professionals and lay caregivers during a thirty-year career. Seminar and conference attendees rave about interactions with Harold Ivan, and his insightful gifts of helping, healing, and facilitating grief.

A prolific writer, he has authored dozens of books and resources, included best seller, A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss When Others are Celebrating. Also among his titles are Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts; ABCs of Healthy Bereavement; Grievers Ask, When You Don’t Know What to Say; When Your Friend Dies; Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them; and Grieving the Death of a Father. His newest book, Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With The Bereaving (Routledge).

He is also an authority of the griefs of American Presidents and First Ladies. He facilitates Grief Gatherings, an innovative storytelling program at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is a member of the teaching faculty. Harold Ivan is active in the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and is designated a Fellow in Thanatology (FT).


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Additional Resources

To order the book, A Decembered Grief: Living With Loss While Others Are Celebrating, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy, please visit our product store.


Objectives

  • Discuss creative, cutting-edge approaches to assist grievers.
  • Recognize how grief work is often a life-long process of meaning making.
  • Identify warning signs and treatments of complicated grief.
  • Describe caring responses for different types of denial.
  • Integrate journaling, poetry and music into bereavement counseling.
  • Recognize ways to gain greater confidence in your ability to foster hope and healing.

Outline

Normal Grief: Tools for Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment

  • Early Grief, Second Storm, and the Search for Meaning
  • Signs of Early Grief
  • Denial, High Anxiety, Numbness
  • Enhancing Support Networks
  • Develop Inner Strengths
  • Anticipate the “Second Storm”
  • Managing Healthy Reactions
  • Journey Toward Renewal of Meaning, Purpose

Defusing Past Grieving Myths

  • Reach Beyond the “Five Stages”
  • Validate Instrumental Grievers
  • Acknowledging Religion, Culture, Ethnicity, Gender

Complicated and Traumatic Grief: Tools for Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment

  • Six “R” Processes
  • DSM-5® and Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Rage, Guilt, Despair, Helplessness, Persistent Denial
  • Distorted, Chronic, Delayed and Absent Grief
  • Disenfranchised Grief

Strategies for Traumatic Loss

  • Re-telling Strategies
  • Restorative Narrative
  • Borrowing Narratives

Designing Interventions—Maintaining Empathy, and Responsible Judgment

  • Effective Use of Self-disclosure
  • The Culpability Continuum
  • Ritual, Memorializing and
  • Re-Ritualizing

Creative Interventions

  • Poetry
  • Gratitude-Making
  • Memoiring

Bringing Your Whole Self to Grief Counseling

  • Anticipating, Acknowledging
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Defusing Personal Triggers, Worst Fears
  • Spiritual, Existential Crisis
  • Confidence Builders

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