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"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."- Unknown
Loss is a universal human experience. Grief impacts all clients, whether from death, a divorce, grief from trauma, or another kind of loss. It is essential for all therapists to have the tools and knowledge of being grief-informed regardless of their specialty. In this interactive workshop, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to work with grieving individuals and learn:
-The current models of grief, including the Dual Process Model, Worden's Tasks of Grief, and Continuing Bonds Theory.
-Review Prolonged Grief Disorder Criteria.
-Identify core principles of being grief informed.
-Explore different treatment options for grieving individuals, including EMDR, Progressive Counting, and Induced After Death Communication.
-Learn various techniques to be used in individual or group counseling sessions utilizing music, art, bibliotherapy, poetry, and guided imagery.
-Compare at least three current theoretical frameworks of grief and loss.
-Differentiate between different kinds of grief, including anticipatory, prolonged, acute, traumatic grief, cumulative and disenfranchised.
-Discuss current research on grief and loss, including Prolonged Grief Disorder.
-Identify various therapeutic interventions to use with grieving clients.
Content level: beginning and intermediate.Customer Service
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University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, 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. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.
NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.
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Kelly Daugherty, LCSW-R, is a Certified Grief Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the field of grief and loss. Kelly graduated with her BSW and MSW from Florida State University. Kelly has worked as a therapist, program manager, and clinical director at mental health agencies and hospices. She currently owns and operates a private practice, Greater Life Grief Counseling, LCSW, in Malta, NY. She has helped thousands of individuals navigate their grief journey by providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing illness and bereavement. Kelly has created innovative, multi-faceted programs, including grief camps and grief groups, including Healing Strides which combines grief counseling with walk/run-based therapy. Kelly has dedicated her career to helping individuals integrate their grief into their life in a healthy way by developing healthy coping skills, reducing symptoms, and achieving their goals through the utilization of cutting-edge, proven techniques. Kelly is a co-author of Holistic Mental Health, which will be released in October 2022.
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- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.
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- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)
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Live Online Completion Requirements
In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.
Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal.
- Attend the entire course. Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. Participation in small group activities is required.
- Document participation codes and respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Participants must input the codes in the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly and participate in at least 75% of the polls.
- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.
The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account.
9:00 am — 10:30 am: What Does it Mean to Be Grief Informed? Different Kinds of Grief, Current Models of Grief including the Dual Process Model, Continuing Bonds Theory, and Worden’s Tasks of Grief
10:30 am — 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am — 12:00 pm: Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved, Children & Grief, Prolonged Grief Disorder Criteria, Grief Assessments
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Treatment Options for Grieving Individuals: Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy, EMDR, Progressive Counting, IADC, and more
2:15pm — 2:30 pm: Break
2:30 pm — 4:00 pm: Therapeutic Intervention for Children, Grief Groups
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Resources
4:15pm — 4:30 pm: Q & A
Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings
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