Counseling Grief Clients: Practical
Interventions from New Theoretical Insights
- Social Worker, Counselors Training Seminar
Clinicians often struggle to develop an effective
approach to counseling grief clients, due to the uniqueness of each individual's
grief. The last 10-15 years have seen an explosion of new research in the field
and many new studies have turned what we thought we knew on its head. Another
important and very practical issue involves diagnosis, as DSM–5® revisions
affect the most commonly applied diagnoses for grief clients.
Explore this new research, including up–to–date information about appropriate
diagnosis of grief clients in DSM–5®, ideas for how to assess grief severity and
related constructs, and clarification about what is meant by "complicated grief"
with Licensed Psychologist and Certified Thanatologist, Dr. Beth Eckerd. Review
the most commonly used current models for understanding grief and leave with
tools, including 20 interventions, to more confidently assist clients in
navigating the adaptive, yet confusing and difficult, grief process. The seminar
will end with a focus on self–care, discussing how to appropriately manage and
care for ourselves in this demanding, yet fulfilling, work.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Articulate current models for conceptualizing
•Identify five predictors of grief severity
•Apply a basic, adaptable approach to grief counseling
•Demonstrate three new interventions to use with bereaved clients
•Determine when grief has become "complicated" and outline a suitable treatment
•Diagnose grief clients appropriately using DSM–5®
•Recognize the importance of self-awareness and self-care for grief counselors
BETH ECKERD, PhD, JD, is an experienced
educator who has taught undergraduate and graduate level psychology and
counseling courses for over a decade. Since earning her doctorate in clinical
psychology from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Eckerd has been a full-time
faculty member at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, and
Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Dr. Eckerd is also a licensed
psychologist and a certified thanatologist. Her teaching and research focus has
been on grief, diagnosis, personality and psychopathology, death education, and
counseling. This combination led to her avid interest in the DSM-5® revision
process. She has recently co-authored a chapter in Abnormal Psychology Through
the Ages entitled "When is Grief 'Abnormal'? The Changing Approach to Grief in
the DSM," as well as articles in Death Studies and other peer-reviewed journals.
Beth has shared her grief expertise on the radio.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Eckerd presents to professional
groups on DSM-5®'s overall changes as well as specifically on DSM® diagnosis of
grief-related symptomatology. Dr. Eckerd is a frequent presenter at professional
conferences, including the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the
American Psychological Association, and the Western Psychological Association.
Her style includes equal parts of knowledge, organization, and humor, which
combine to establish an enjoyable environment for audience engagement and
"Very informative. I learned a great deal; very
helpful and useful information that directly relates to my profession and job.
Dr. Eckerd really did a great job engaging the audience in her discussion." Lori
"Speaker was great. Very nice personality and accessible to participants. Very
knowledgeable." Suzanne Gardiner, Psychologist
"Very comprehensive and thorough program. This was an outstanding presentation!
Dr. Eckerd was absolutely fantastic & very engaging!!!!" Shernaaz Webster, MFT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Marriage and Family Therapists
•Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors
•Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
•Mental Health Nurses
•Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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 Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross Country Education, LLC. is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6
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
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for
7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable
credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved
provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is
offered for 6.0 contact hours.
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
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider
with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered
for 7.2 contact hours.
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-Counselor) -
Cross Country Education is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor
approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
(license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six (6) contact hours of
continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should
contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing
education requirements for licensure renewal.
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-MFT) - Cross
Country Education is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for marriage and family therapist.
Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - This course
has been approved by Cross Country Education, as a NAADAC Approved Education
Provider, for 6 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Cross
Country Education is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content
includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance
is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be
awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.
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.
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Protective Health Services, State Board
of Behavioral Health Licensure - This program has been submitted to the
Oklahoma Board of Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist for approval of 6 continuing education hours.
Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family
Therapy - This program has been submitted to the Wisconsin Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy for 6 CEUs.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -