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



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.

Watch 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 counsellor 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.

Purchase this training 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

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CGCS for details.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.8
Faculty:
Erica Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT
Duration:
6 Hours 34 Minutes
Copyright:
Oct 01, 2020
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV049530
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.

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Professor

Southeastern University


Dr. Erica Sirrine is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement She earned a PhD in social work and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Sirrine has conducted and published research on grief and bereavement, including a recent study on college student experiences of loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She maintains a blog on grief and is the author of Sammy's Story, an anticipatory grief counseling book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a parent.

Dr. Sirrine has extensive expertise providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing illness and loss. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional health of clients and currently serves as the Director of Social Work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Sirrine frequently presents seminars on bereavement and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops. A former university dean and professor, 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." 

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Erica Sirrine is dean and professor at Southeastern University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Erica Sirrine is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling; the Council on Social Work Education; the National Alliance for Grieving Children; and the National Association of Social Workers.

 


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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. Investigate 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. Employ 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 behaviours
  • 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 behaviours
  • 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
    • Dollhouse 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
  • Colours 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

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 30

Comments

Lynn O - Somerset, New Jersey

"This was an excellent seminar. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

Katie H - Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

"Can't say enough good things about this training or Dr. Erica Sirrine. She was so incredible in her knowledge, interaction, and delivery throughout this webinar. I wish I could take every CE and certification course from her!"

Lisa C - Quakertown, Pennsylvania

"One of the best workshops I've been to in a long time; and, I have very high standards. THank you Erica! "

Jennifer S - Dover, Delaware

"This training was amazing and taught me so much. I am excited to continue my education and work with individuals that are grieving. "

Caroline F - New Orleans, Louisiana

"Erica was fabulous and such a wealth of knowledge! "

D’Janero C - Lacombe, Louisiana

"Dr. Erica is absolutely amazing!!!! I learned things that I never would've though about or imagined. "

Jeannine S - Ringwood, Oklahoma

"I enjoy Pesi Seminars! The speakers are so knowledgeable and the program is very organized! Thank you!"

Marla H - DURANT, Oklahoma

"One of the best trainings I have attended!!!!!"

India H - Mansfield, Texas

"This was the best PESI course I have attended. I learned SO MUCH and the presenter was great! She was very engaging and I walked away with so much practical knowledge that I can utilize in my practice. I enjoyed it so much that I plan to watch the full recording again to make sure that I capture all the wonderful information that was provided. "

LeighEllen B - Cortez, Colorado

"Erica was one of the most energetic and genuine presenters I have ever had the pleasure of sharing time with! Thank you!"

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