About the Event
Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Lindsey Venesky, PhD, NCSP for a live interactive webinar on: Supporting Clients Struggling with Grief and Loss
Date: June 23rd, 2023
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm EST
Credit Hours: 5 Clinical CEs
Supporting clients who are struggling with grief and loss can prove to be a unique challenge for many mental health clinicians. These clients’ needs may differ from those who are experiencing other mental health issues and require a specific treatment perspective (Humprey, 2009). There are also a number of theoretical models that can help mental health clinicians gain a greater understanding of how to best support these clients (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2005; Martin & Doka, 2000; Stroebe & Schut, 1999). This extended training aims to support mental health professionals as they navigate this unique need in their client populations. Topics will include theoretical models to understand grief and loss, how grief manifests for both adults and children, as well as different types of loss. The diagnosis and assessment of grief and loss within a mental health context will also be explored. Therapeutic techniques specific to addressing grief and loss will be discussed as well as relevant ethical considerations. Further, providing grief therapy can cause added stress on the clinician. As a result, this training will also include a discussion of maintaining appropriate therapeutic boundaries, processing personal issues related to loss, and developing self-care strategies to further support mental health professionals in this important work.
10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Theory and types of grief
11:15 - 11:25 a.m. - Break
11:25 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Diagnosis and assessment
12:40 - 1:20 p.m. - Lunch
1:20 - 2:35 p.m. - Interventions and modalities to address grief
2:35 - 2:45 p.m. - Break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. - Working with specific populations
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. - Ethical considerations and other relevant treatment factors
Participants will identify cognitive, emotional, and behavioral manifestations of grief and loss in both adult and child clients.
Participants will describe specific therapeutic techniques and processes shown to be effective in supporting clients struggling with grief and loss.
Participants will apply grief counseling theory and therapeutic approaches to case studies.
Participants will explain how to prevent burnout in providing grief therapy through the use of self-care strategies and other appropriate clinical considerations.
Participants will describe ethical considerations critical to grief counseling.
Dr. Lindsey Venesky currently works as a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor at Cognitive Behavior Institute. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist. Her professional experiences include working in public schools, community mental health centers, and private practice. Although she has experience working with a wide range of populations and clinical needs, her specific interests include working with children and families as well as addressing grief and trauma.
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