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Counseling Grief Clients Certification Training
CE Test
$19.99 USD
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Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
JOY R. SAMUELS, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
3/13/2020
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT053920
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 GRIEFRELATED 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

Author

JOY R. SAMUELS, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC

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, Annandale, VA. Among her areas of expertise are individual, couples and family counseling, trauma and bereavement and post-master’s 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.
Continuing Education Credits
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**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.

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