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Digital Seminar

Grief and Addiction



As a result of the opioid epidemic, the United States saw its largest recorded increase in overdose deaths last year, which is now officially the leading cause of death among adults under 50.

What do we need to do differently for clients grieving for a loved one who overdosed? And how do therapists themselves deal with the loss of an addicted client?


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Faculty:
David Kessler
Duration:
1 Hour 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
24 Mar, 2018
Product Code:
NOS095963
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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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 2.0 hours CPD.

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David Kessler's Profile

David Kessler Related seminars and products: 4


David Kessler, is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

He is the author of five bestselling books. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. His most newly released book is You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death with Louise Hay. He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, Business Week and Life Magazine, and has been featured on “CNN-Cross Fire”, NBC, Fox, PBS, “Dr. Oz” and “Entertainment Tonight”. David is a contributing writer on Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Huffington Post”.

David has a master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University, he did his undergraduate work at University of Southern California and is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives. He is a certified AMA/EPEC (Education for Physicians) trainer. He also is the founding chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee and spent the last decade as a C-suite executive in a 650 bed – three hospital system in Los Angeles County.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Kessler receives compensation as Vice President of Patient Support Services for Citrus Valley Health Partners. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: David Kessler has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Explore why addiction grief is often weighted in self-blame and guilt
  2. Explore how to help loved ones sort through the shame, isolation, and the roles they played in an addiction death
  3. Explore particular tools for helping clients deal with addiction grief and the “if only’s” that accompany it, such as responsibility clarification and separating out the loved one’s voice from the addiction

Outline

The Opioid Epidemic

  • Medicine got it wrong

Substance Related Causes of Death

Death Shapes Grief

  • Types of grief

Tools

  • Validate
  • Minimization

Pure Grief versus External Triggers

  • Seligman’s 3 P’s

Understanding Survivors Guilt

Sudden Death versus Suicide

  • Three most common challenges

The 3 C’s of Addiction

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 288

Comments

Arlene P - LIVINGSTON, New Jersey

"exceptional presenter"

Marlene K - EAST NORTHPORT, New York

"David Kessler is an excellent presenter."

Cynthia B - GAINESVILLE, Missouri

"Excellent!"

Jocelyn J - CONCORD, New Hampshire

"There was lot to learn. "

Adekemi O - SAN MATEO, California

"I cannot stress enough importance of including police brutality and hate crimes as part of this discussion. White people interact so little with people of color who are affected by this kind of betrayal and grief. It could affect so much with politics and gun laws and hate crime laws"

Evelyn B - Boulder, Colorado

"Both the material and the presentation were excellent--balanced, interesting, applicable"

Luisa W - PETALUMA, California

"Excellent!"

Sylvia T - Detroit, Michigan

"Great course. very much needed."

Emily B - Belvidere, Illinois

"This was an amazing presentation. I was about halfway through online when I lost my childhood best friend (23+ year friendship) and the course was helpful and easy to get through personally and professionally despite my personal experiences. "

Nancy N - HINTON, West Virginia

"Excellent presentation. Took time and care in answering questions. Valuable information personally and professionally."

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