Got Grief? Supporting Yourself and Others Coping with Loss, Part II

In Part I we learned about the definitions of grief, loss, and mourning and how they apply to our own lives and to the lives of those we love, live with, and support in our communities. We learned that talking in a therapeutic relationship, for both the client and the clinician, helps minimize potential for residual trauma. For the clinician the induced feelings present a special challenge that may lead to actions subverting therapeutic resolution. Clinicians may misunderstand sympathetic responses for therapeutic ones. This normal inclination can be studied through examining the countertransference reactions, the induced feelings when in the presence of grieving or traumatized individuals. In Part II you’ll have the opportunity to present your own cases, stories, and experiences of grief and loss and receive support and ideas for interventions. This workshop will be helpful to anyone coping with or working with individuals coping with loss or overwhelming experiences.

Workshop Objectives: 

   1.  Participants will be able to explore, through case material and personal narrative, the    development of interventions to prevent, minimize, and resolve pathological loss reactions.

  2.  Participants will be able to describe how inductions from the client to the therapist may influence therapeutic outcomes.

  3.  Participants will experience, observe, and participate in a grief support group environment.

CE Credits available. To register click HERE.

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