13.0 contact hours for licensed social workers & licensed mental health counselors
FOCUS: Complicated Grief Treatment’s core treatment elements and their theoretical foundations. You’ll observe training demonstrations and videos as well as participate in role-play exercises to learn the essential elements of the treatment progression.
INTENDED FOR: Any licensed health or mental health professional interested in using Complicated Grief Treatment to treat bereaved people dealing with a difficult loss. Participation in a previous Level 1 training is a prerequisite for Level 2.
OVERVIEW: The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles, and practice of a manualized treatment that you can use for clients with complicated grief. You will learn practical information about how and why we use the core procedures and how we put them together. Faculty will guide you in understanding how to conceptualize, diagnose and plan a targeted personalized treatment. Participants will learn what we mean by a Sherpa-like companionship treatment alliance, how to use a grief monitoring diary and how to work with personalized aspirational goals in order to revitalize and strengthen self-regulation in bereaved clients. You will learn how to enhance reconnection with significant others, how to listen to the story of the death, how to guide clients in situational revisiting and how to foster continuing bonds to the deceased through memories and imaginal conversation. You will find the course to be highly interactive with brief faculty presentations, small group discussions and some role plays, video demonstrations of actual treatment sessions and Q&A. NOTE: The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration to this event is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 19th at 12 noon ET. Please note that registration will be closed once all of our slots our filled, which may be in advance of this deadline. All registration sales are online only, no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.