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Journey Through Childhood Loss: Empowering Therapists in Child and Adolescent Grief Support

CE Hours 2

About this course

Journey Through Childhood Loss is a 2-hour training designed to build confidence in supporting grieving children and adolescents. This session is designed to equip you with practical and effective strategies for supporting young clients through grief. Delve into the latest grief theories and their application in therapy sessions with children and teens. Gain essential skills for assessing grief at different developmental stages and discover creative therapeutic activities that encourage the expression and processing of grief. An integral feature of the training is the use of case studies. These provide practical examples of grief's varied forms and effective interventions, bridging the gap between theory and practice. This training will guide you in incorporating a range of resources into your practice, including bibliotherapy and interventions, along with strategies for creating individualized bereavement plans tailored to each child's unique needs. Join us to enhance your capabilities and confidence in providing empathetic and effective support to grieving children and adolescents. Detailed handout included.

Learning Objectives

  • compare and contrast current grief theories, focusing on their relevance and effectiveness in working with children and teens.
  • assess and identify the unique manifestations of grief in children and adolescents using age-appropriate assessment tools.
  • design and implement creative therapeutic activities that are effective in engaging grieving children and teens, promoting expression and processing of grief.
  • incorporate a comprehensive range of resources into their practice, including literature, activities, and community supports, to offer a multi-faceted and effective approach to supporting grieving children and teens.
  • create and implement individualized bereavement plans for children, considering their unique circumstances and needs.

Learning Levels

  • Beginner and Intermediate

Target Audience

All mental health professionals welcome.

Course Instructor(s)

  • Kelly Daugherty, LCSW-R, FT, GC-C, BC-TMH

    Kelly Daugherty, a seasoned social worker with over two decades in the clinical field, is a Fellow in Thanatology, specializing in death, dying, and bereavement. Anchored in Malta, NY, she owns Greater Life Grief Counseling, LCSW, and the Center for Informed Grief, LLC. Kelly co-owns Healing Strides, LLC, where emotional and physical well-being intersects in a unique 7-week program for grieving women. Kelly is also a contributing author of "Holistic Mental Health" and "Brave Kids," and lead author in the collaborative book "The Grief Experience: Tools for Acceptance, Resilience and Connection" set to release in February. She is dedicated to revolutionizing grief support by offering tools and insights to individuals and professionals alike.
    Connect with Kelly: https://linktr.ee/kellydaugherty

Disclosure

Erena DiGonis and planners have no financial disclosures or commercial bias or promote commercial interests during CE activities.

References

  • See bibliography

CE Process Info

Content

  • Materials
    3 parts
    • Bibliography
    • Webinar recording 1
    • Handout

CE Approvals

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for SW (NYSW)

    EngagedMinds Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0676.

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    EngagedMinds Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7455. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EngagedMinds Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for LMHC (NYS LMHC)

    EngagedMinds Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0284.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners (NYS LMFT)

    EngagedMinds Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0117.

Journey Through Childhood Loss: Empowering Therapists in Child and Adolescent Grief Support
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  • CE Hours
    2
  • Type
    Self-Paced
  • Publication Date
    Jun 13th, 2024

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