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David Kessler On Grief & Grieving


Faculty:
David Kessler
Duration:
5 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Nov 11, 2016
Product Code:
POS049945
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar


Description

Renowned grief and healing expert, author

Featured on "Oprah & Friends", CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, People Magazine, "Entertainment Tonight", "Anderson Cooper 360", "Dr Oz", "The Talk", The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times

  • Tools and tips that can help your patients and clients process our grief in a healthy way
  • Explore how grief is also a window into all old wounds - and how you should respond
  • Become confident in your work around grief and grieving - learning from an international expert in the field

Grief and grieving. It's traumatic. It's awkward. It's painful.

How often do you walk into the session or the patient’s room knowing that your education did not prepare you for this? How often do you miss having the right words, phrases and the right actions to console?

As professionals we are expected to have the right words at hand, the right actions to recommend, and the right response. Most of us fail shamefully due to a lack of grief emphasis in our training.

Every client we will see will experience loss in their life.

Join David Kessler, international grief expert, author and practitioner and transform your practice, your life, and learn the art of caring for the grieving. You will then know the right words and actions to truly be of help to the dying and grieving.

David's personal experience of witnessing a mass shooting as a child and its aftermath helped him begin his journey as a grief healer. Through his work with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Mother Teresa, he has helped thousands of people face life and death with peace, dignity and courage. From working with Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Landon, and Anthony Perkins to seeing up-close the devastation and heroic response of so many at 9/11, Ground Zero, and Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedies, David lives the work he teaches.

Don't let more time go by feeling unprepared to help your clients process their trauma, their grief and heal. Sign up today for this life-altering workshop.

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


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 5.75 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 5.75 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.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.75 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. 


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 5.5 credits.


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 5.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 5.8 contact hours. Expires: 11/11/2019.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 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 5.5 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 7.0 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.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 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, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 11/11/2016. It was last reviewed on 12/04/2018 and is valid until 12/04/2021.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


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 5.5 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 5.8 self-study continuing education credits.


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 5.0 (Clinical Practice) 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 5.0 (Clinical Practice) 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 5.75 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 5.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education 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 5.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New Jersey Social Workers

This self-study course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #10 Course #1751 from 03/30/2018 to 03/30/2020. Social Workers will receive number and type of credit(s): Clinical Practice 5.0. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 

 

ASWB NJ Continuing Education Course Approval Program for the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.


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 7.0 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 5.75 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.75 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 5.0 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 5.75 contact hours to participants.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 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.



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Faculty

David Kessler Related seminars and products: 5


David Kessler, is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

He is the author of five bestselling books and the popular Healing Grief Card Deck: 55 Practices to Find Peace (PESI, 2016). His first book, The Needs of the Dying (HarperCollins, 2007), a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving (Scribner, 2014) and Life Lessons (Scribner, 2014). He also co-authored the book, You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death (Hay House, 2015), with Louise Hay. He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, Business Week and Life Magazine, and has been featured on CNN-Cross Fire, NBC, Fox, PBS, Dr. Oz and Entertainment Tonight. David is a contributing writer on Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Huffington Post.

David has a master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University, he did his undergraduate work at University of Southern California and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a certified AMA/EPEC (Education for Physicians) trainer. He also is the founding chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee and spent the last decade as a C-suite executive in a 650 bed – three hospital system in Los Angeles County.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Kessler is president of David Kessler, Inc. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Kessler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Explore the dynamics of different types of grief and the healing processes associated with each.
  2. Specify age appropriate grieving milestones that occur across the lifespan.
  3. Articulate the somatic response to grief and identify how to manage residual grief in the body.
  4. Consider why children are often the “forgotten grievers” and identify strategies for helping this population.
  5. Analyze the efficacy of positive psychology interventions in treating grief.
  6. Ascertain the relationship between traumatic events and grief as it relates to the healing process.

Outline

Interventions that can Shape Grief

Anticipatory Grief

  • Treatment strategies
  • Tools for normalizing anticipatory grief for the patient/client

Children in Grief

  • Tools for preparing for the loss
  • Intervention for coping enhancement for funerals
  • The forgotten grievers
  • Learn the truth about children going to funerals and open caskets

Complicated Grief

  • Simplifying the model
  • Murder, multiple losses, sudden death, suicide,
  • Alzheimer's

Explanations of Types of Grief

  • Delayed
  • Disenfranchised
  • Ambiguous
  • Inconclusive
  • Complicated
  • Average response
  • Resilience

Forgiveness

  • Learn alternatives to forgiveness
  • Understand when it works and why it doesn’t
  • Learn techniques your client can use to actually find forgiveness

The Grief of Suicide

  • Understand how grief of suicide is different
  • Learn techniques for releasing feelings of responsibility
  • Tools for healing grief after a suicide

The Body and Grief

  • Help understand how we hold grief in our body
  • Learn techniques your client can use to get in touch with residual grief in the body
  • Understand the ways the body remembers

Trauma

  • How we often re-traumatize ourselves in grief
  • Learn the difference between releasing grief and replaying traumatic events
  • How vicarious trauma can affect the clinician

Positive Psychology and Grief

  • Learn how positive psychology can be used in healing grief
  • Understand why clients may treat themselves harshly in grief
  • Learn new ways to decrease suffering after a loss

Pet Loss

  • Learn why pet loss is just as significant as other losses
  • Understand why clients may not reveal loss of a pet
  • Learn new ways to help with feelings of exaggerated responsibility

Self-care for Clinician Working with Loss

  • Learn how to take care of ourselves when being surrounded by loss
  • Understand why we sometimes over identify with clients
  • Understand if it's helpful to self-disclose about the clinicians losses

Successfully Supporting Friends and Family Members in Grief

  • Learn what to say and what not to say
  • Understand proven strategies that will help clients heal themselves while not getting lost in others' grief
  • Tools for normalizing anticipatory grief for the patient/client

Tools for the Clinician to Help Clients Cope with

  • Bullycide
  • Anniversaries
  • Holidays - the seen and unseen
  • Birthdays

Disasters and How We Cope

  • Shootings/hurricanes/earthquakes and terrorist acts
  • Techniques for approaching horrific crime and/ or disaster scenes
  • The impact of natural vs. manmade disasters

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Chaplains/Clergy, Hospitals, Palliative Care Services, Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:     4.7

Total Reviews: 1227

Comments

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"The course content was very useful and interesting"

Alicia L

"Amazingly helpful and I learned some great tools today!"

CECILIA SOPHIA D

"Excellent information. "

Rossina S

"David Kessler was a very engaging presenter. He kept the material relevant and practical, but also demonstrated how to support clients through the grieving process."

Mira R

"He was a terrific presenter!"

Patricia B

"This course exceeded my expectations a great deal. It was very relevant to my work and I learned some very important concepts and techniques. It was a pleasure to learn from such a amazing leader in this field."

Mary N

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Tamara R

"David is a very good trainer/presenter. "

Donna A

"David was a great presented, very clear and stories that was relevant to points being made"

April O

"Thank you! This was so helpful and I hope to be able to bring the information to my staff and clients in my practice!"

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