Healing from Loss: Charting a Course for
Effective Grief & Bereavement Counseling - Social Workers /
Counselors Training Seminar
Help Your Clients Confront Loss Without
Grief is a universal experience. Whether it's from the loss of a life through
death or departure, or even losing anything that was once important to us,
everyone has a point in their life where it affects them. Death and other
influential loss affects not only the person, but everyone that person is
connected to—and not everyone knows how to deal with it. If you are a clinician
who sometimes feels as if you aren't well-versed in the subject of loss, or if
you just want to learn new techniques in the field, then this seminar is perfect
This seminar explores the spectrum of grief, from a normal reaction through
complicated/traumatic grief. Learn how to use the DSM-5® to differentiate
complicated grief from other mental health disorders. Delve deeper into the
grief reactions surrounding suicide, PTSD, and the tragic loss of children.
Employ an outcomes-based approach in assisting your clients to achieve
measurable results in their recovery from loss. Ms. Blackburn offers a breadth
of strategies and treatment approaches to allow you to meet your clients where
they are in their grief journeys.
DSM®, DSM-IV-TR®, and DSM-5® are registered trademarks of the American
Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated
with nor endorses this seminar.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Identify the signs and symptomatology of a
• Differentiate between bereavement and a complicated grief reaction
• Explain the key aspects of diagnosing clients with a grief reaction, based on
• Evaluate treatment strategies for counseling clients with a grief reaction
• Determine measurable outcomes of grief counseling
LINDA BLACKBURN, MSW, LCSW, has over 25
years of experience in psychotherapy and teaching experience. She recently
retired after serving 16 years as the Director of the Hertford County (North
Carolina) Office of Aging, where she has conducted numerous grief and
bereavement presentations and worked closely with the Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren program. Ms. Blackburn has also offered grief counseling in her
private practice, and she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Social
Work at Shaw University. A former Registered Nurse who worked primarily in
geriatric mental health care, Ms. Blackburn spent 4 years conducting full-day
Cross Country Education seminars around the country on grief counseling.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Pastoral Counselors/Clergy
• Case Managers
• SNF/Long-Term Care Staff/Hospice Staff
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved
by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours
for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage &
Family Therapists - Application has been submitted to the Kentucky Board Of
Licensure Of Marriage & Family Therapists for pre-approval of six clock hours.
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family
Therapist - This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Board of
Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for approval of
6 contact hours.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - Cross
Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider
Program (Provider #77600). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education
has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -