Bringing together a community of grief and bereavement specialists to connect, educate and empower.
Supporting clients who are struggling with grief and loss can prove to be a unique challenge for many mental health clinicians. These clients’ needs may differ from those who are experiencing other mental health issues and require a specific treatment perspective (Humprey, 2009). There are also a number of theoretical models that can help mental health clinicians gain a greater understanding of how to best support these clients (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2005; Martin & Doka, 2000; Stroebe & Schut, 1999). This extended training aims to support mental health professionals as they navigate this unique need in their client populations. Topics will include theoretical models to understand grief and loss, how grief manifests for both adults and children, as well as different types of loss. The diagnosis and assessment of grief and loss within a mental health context will also be explored. Therapeutic techniques specific to addressing grief and loss will be discussed as well as relevant ethical considerations. Further, providing grief therapy can cause added stress on the clinician. As a result, this training will also include a discussion of maintaining appropriate therapeutic boundaries, processing personal issues related to loss, and developing self-care strategies to further support mental health professionals in this important work.
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