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The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox: Over 60 Interventions to Promote Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults
The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox: Over 60 Interventions to Promote Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults

Where:   INDEPENDENCE, OH

When:  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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$219.99
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HOLIDAY INN INDEPENDENCE
6001 ROCKSIDE RD
INDEPENDENCE, OH 44131
Phone:  (216) 524-8050
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Course Description:

Grieving clients have some of the most heartbreaking stories that we see as clinicians. Your client’s world has been toppled following the loss of a loved one, and in addition to missing that person, your client is now questioning what they know about themselves and the world. Paralyzing grief has made even the simplest tasks difficult for them, and you’re overwhelmed because nothing that you do seems to help.

Join Dr. Erica Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT, as she walks you through over 60 interventions that you can use to help your grieving clients find hope and heal. Drawing on her expertise as a bereavement counselor and educator, Dr. Sirrine blends remarkable case studies with creative intervention strategies for an engaging and unforgettable workshop that will arm you with the skills you need to be an effective therapist for grieving clients.

Whether your client is experiencing feelings of premature grief due to the anticipated death of a loved one, pain and loss following a divorce, or feelings of disbelief and shock following a traumatic death, this workshop will prepare you to skillfully intervene.

Attend and discover:
  • Over 60 interventions to help clients mourn, reconcile their losses & discover hope
  • Assessment & treatment techniques for children, adolescents & adults
  • Session topics & treatment approaches for individuals, groups & families
  • Strategies to treat clients dealing with anticipatory grief
  • Techniques & ideas for facilitating bereavement groups & grief camps
Register today to discover the ultimate grief treatment toolbox and revolutionize your treatment of grieving clients!
Objectives:
  1. Analyze the differences in the clinical presentation of depression as compared to bereavement.
  2. Evaluate developmentally appropriate grief symptomology across the lifespan and assess for clinical concerns.
  3. Design individualized therapeutic interventions for bereaved children, adolescents, adults and families using various modalities.
  4. Explore continuing bonds after death and their relevance to clinical practice with bereaved clients.
  5. Create a support group for bereaved children, adolescents, and/or adults with corresponding therapeutic activities.
  6. Incorporate therapeutic techniques to address client grief associated with other forms of loss including divorce, chronic illness, military deployment and termination of parental rights.
OUTLINE

Types of Grief & Their Implications for Treatment
  • Grief vs. mourning
  • Depression & bereavement: A distinction
  • Secondary losses after death
  • Non-death losses
  • The problem with “getting over it”
  • Misconceptions about grief & mourning
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
Assessment: Intake Considerations for Grieving Clients
  • Grief & coping models
  • Factors that influence the mourning process
  • Assessment of continuing bonds
  • Loss line: The ultimate assessment tool
  • Normal vs. complicated grief vs. prolonged grief
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
Assessment of Grief & Loss in Children & Adolescents
  • How children, adolescents & adults cope differently
  • Considerations for different age groups
  • ”De-code” the meanings of behaviors
  • Six common questions following a death
  • ”Things we want adults to know about our grief”
  • Signs of concern/red flags
Interventions & Strategies for Anticipatory Grief
  • Normalize the dying process & grief experience
  • Model healthy mourning behaviors
  • Spot opportunities for memorialization
  • Provide death education & practical support
  • Strategies to prepare children & adults for the funeral

OVER 60 INTERVENTIONS TO PROMOTE HEALING WHEN IT’S TOO HARD TO TALK

Therapeutic Games
  • Preschool/Early Elementary
    • Doll house scene depiction
    • Puppets & stuffed animals
    • Sand tray therapy
  • Youth
    • Therapy ball
    • Shades of feelings
    • Card games
  • Youth & adults
    • Constructive use of punching bags/pillows
    • Topic starters
    • Questions games
    • Group sharing: Cards, web of feelings
  • … and more
Art with Children, Adolescents & Adults
  • ”I am” board
  • Colors of grief
  • Support circles
  • Memory peacock
  • Photo flower pot
  • Clay/Play-Doh
  • Photography
  • Memory boxes & stones
  • … and more!
Poetry, Writing & Music Interventions for All Ages
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Journaling
  • Poetry: “I am” exercise
  • Letter writing
  • Remembrance music
  • Song/rap writing
  • Sticky note regrets
  • … and more!
Memorialization Rituals
  • Candle-lighting
  • ”I remember” book
  • Online memorial page
  • Rice paper/balloon release
  • Memory patio stones
  • Tree planting
  • … and more!
Interactive Activities for Healing as a Family
  • Web of feelings
  • Labyrinth with reflection stations
  • Memorial service
  • ”Broken to whole”
  • Bibliotherapy for families
  • Holiday activities: Memory ornaments & stockings
  • … and more!
Grief & Loss Support Groups for Children, Adolescents & Adults
  • Grief camps for kids
  • Support group considerations
  • Family involvement
  • Curriculum & session topics (for individual therapy too!)
Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Thanatologists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Child Life Specialists

ERICA H SIRRINE, PH.D., LCSW

Erica H. Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT, is a licensed clinical social worker, qualified clinical supervisor and an associate professor of social work at Southeastern University. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of death, dying and bereavement and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She has conducted and published research on the continuing bonds maintained by survivors following a death, and she recently authored and published Sammy’s Story, an anticipatory grief counseling book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a loved one.

Dr. Sirrine has extensive expertise providing individual and group therapy to bereaved children, adolescents, adults and families. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional health of clients experiencing loss. Dr. Sirrine presents seminars on bereavement and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops. She has been distinguished as “Professor of the Year” and the National Association of Social Workers Heartland, Florida Unit’s “Social Worker of the Year.”

Dr. Sirrine is passionate about equipping professionals with the tools necessary to help clients reconcile their losses, move toward healing, and regain meaning and purpose in their lives.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Erica Sirrine receives compensation as an Associate Professor at Southeastern University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Erica Sirrine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, the National Alliance for Grieving Children, and the Florida Association of Deans and Directors. She does not receive compensation.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Chaplains/Clergy
This activity is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Certification in Thanatology
This educational offering is recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling to meet the thanatology-related educational contact hour requirements to be Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. This course will award 6.25 contact hours to participants.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Counselors: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Counselors: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Counselors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.

Ohio Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 standard hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Ohio Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content 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 requirements.

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