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Grief Wisdom for Youth and Families: Understanding the journey of loss and accessing the wisdom of grief


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   75
Category:
NYS OMH EBP Members |  Children and Adolescents |  Grief and Loss
Trainer:
Charlene Ray, MSW, LICSW
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours 35 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 27, 2021



Description

This training was made in part by the support of the NYS OMH Children, Youth, and Families Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice Project. Learn more about the project and see if you are eligible for special training opportunities. 

Description
Life, as we knew it before the pandemic, has changed. For ourselves as helping professionals and our clients, grief has become a reality of everyday life. People experienced the loss of jobs, school, hugs, social connections, sports, graduations, weddings, funerals, it seems that every area of life has been touched. And if we were already grieving a loss, coping can be complicated. What do we do with this surreal feeling of disorientation? How do we recognize the signs and symptoms of grief and how do we cope? How do we guide our clients effectively through the journey of grief?

This day long workshop will give you an overview of what grief looks like at any time but especially during a time of ambiguous and complicated loss. We will talk about how to care for yourself and others in a time of uncertainty. We will explore how your clients experience grief and how to guide them through the process in a way that promotes healing and transformation using the 7 guideposts of grief wisdom.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain ambiguous loss and complicated loss.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of grief and how they differ in children and youth.
  3. Recognize the difference between grief and mourning.
  4. Identify ways of coping with grief.
  5. Describe the 7 guideposts of grief and how to use them to support clients.
  6. Examine support for the clinician when grieving.

Research: There is a lot of research available on the subject of ambiguous loss on Google Scholar.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health therapists, and other clinicians providing mental health services to children, youth, and families who meet the NYS OMH training grant eligibility criteria

Customer Service

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5843.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

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 Self-Study contact hours: 4.25


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

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 Self-Study contact hours: 4.25


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

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 Self-Study contact hours: 4.25


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

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 Self-Study contact hours: 4.25


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

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 Self-Study contact hours: 4.25


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 4.25 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Handouts

Trainer

Charlene Ray, MSW, LICSW's Profile

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Charlene Ray, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been in practice as a therapist, mentor, grief counselor, and workshop facilitator for 35 years. Charlene teaches mindfulness in the school, K-6, and facilitates the 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion course for teachers, clinicians and healing professionals. Charlene has led programs for school districts, colleges, universities and other organizations on various mental health topics and is a frequent speaker at Sno-Isle Library Issues that Matter events. Charlene is a 2020 TEDx speaker on Seeing Grief in a New Light. She also works for Forefront Suicide Prevention as a school coach and trainer.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)


Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

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How do I access the course materials

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Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Self-Study 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

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- 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 verification of completion of all course requirements listed above. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account.

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

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