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Counseling Grief Clients Certification Training: Functional Interventions for Everyday Use


Faculty:
Joy R. Samuels, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC053920
Brochure Code:
PWZ86442
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  2

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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 ho

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.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



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Faculty

Joy R. Samuels, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC's Profile

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JOY R. SAMUELS, D.MIN., 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 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, Annadale, 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 Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute 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.


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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

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"

Susan L

"very informative "

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