October 8, 2020 @ 8:00AM — 3:00PM
Grief Counseling: The Best Clinical, Practical and Integrative Skills and Interventions by Dr. Howard Winokuer, PhD
Thursday, October 8, 2020
We look forward to having you join us our annual Grief & Loss Conference. For the first time ever, and as a result of being abundantly cautious about the spread of Covid-19, we have chosen to offer this conference virtually.
Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Education credits.
The conference will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. You will be provided the credentials for accessing the conference approximately one week prior to the event. Your participation throughout the day via questions and comments will make this dynamic event more engaging and helpful for all.
Grief Counseling: The Best Clinical, Practical and Integrative Skills and Interventions
The focus of this year’s conference is based on the latest research, theoretical approaches, and best clinical practices in the field of Thanatology, which is literally the scientific study of death and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families. The course will provide participants with a solid knowledge base in the area of bereavement. It is intended for professionals, volunteers, and support staff who work with the critically ill, the dying, or the bereaved.
We will examine key concepts related to the field of bereavement, and topics will include:
• Current conceptualization of the grief process
• Contexts of grieving
• Challenges in bereavement
• Grief in a global perspective
Gain the knowledge you need to work more effectively with grieving individuals, couples, families, or groups coping with loss.
At the completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Understand how grief is conceptualized
- Bowlby’s Attachment Theory
- Worden’s Tasks of Grief
- Stroebe’s Dual Process Model
- Martin and Doka’s Adaptive Grieving Styles
• Describe how bereavement affects different populations
- Spousal bereavement
- Death of child
- Death of a parent
- Suicidal death
• Recognize how non-finite losses also cause grief in individuals.
• Understand how anticipatory grief affects the grief process.
• Understand the difference in normal and atypical grief reactions.
• Recognize the signs that indicate that grief is complicated.