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Transforming Grief & Loss: Strategies for Your Clients to Heal the Past, Change the Present and Transform the Future
Transforming Grief & Loss: Strategies for Your Clients to Heal the Past, Change the Present and Transform the Future

Where:   PORTLAND, ME

When:  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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$219.99
Single Registration: Advance Price (ends 11/13/2019)
$219.99
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Location

FIRESIDE INN & SUITES
81 RIVERSIDE ST
PORTLAND, ME 04103-1045
Phone:  (207) 774-5601
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Course Description:

This powerful workshop offers techniques and tools to improve your client’s ability to get back to living and show them the steps they need to regain positive living. You will walk away with a new understanding of the power of transformative thought and action, and how it can impact the lives of your clients.

Ligia Houben, grief and loss expert, will demonstrate tools that can help your clients find meaning, achieve breakthroughs, and learn how to build the life they want on the other side of loss or transition. You will take with you a roadmap that can help your clients cope with the grief that may arise when facing the loss of their job, after leaving their homeland, confronting the death of a loved one, or embarking on a new life after a divorce or break-up. The techniques are simple and systematic, easy to teach clients, and will heal grief and renew life again for the client. The purpose of this seminar is to bring awareness to the clinician in how to help your clients cope with such difficult times in an empowering and transformative manner.

This seminar is a must attend, if you work with clients who experience any of the following:
  • The loss of a loved one and feel filled with sorrow
  • Gone through a divorce or romantic breakup and want to embrace their new stage in an empowered manner
  • Lost their job and do not have the confidence to find new opportunities
  • Retired and feel lost as they start this new stage in their lives
  • Want to overcome their fears
  • Want to expand their spirituality
  • Want to live with more meaning and purpose
  • Want to transform their loss and transform their lives!
Objectives:

  1. Explore different types of loss and utilize strategies to help clients identify patterns within their grieving process.
  2. Incorporate the 11 Principles of Transformation® into your clinical practice to help clients reconcile grief and loss.
  3. Differentiate between tasks and stages as they relate to the grieving process.
  4. Integrate spiritual concepts such as acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude into your work with grieving clients to help facilitate healing and recovery.
  5. Teach clients healing rituals including journaling, meditation and affirmations as strategies for coping with loss.
  6. Utilize a strengths-based approach with clients to help reframe loss as an opportunity for growth and recovery.
OUTLINE

Understanding Loss
  • Different types of loss
  • Loss in each stage of development
  • Primary and secondary losses
  • Getting to know your client’s story of loss
    • History of loss
    • Assessment of loss
    • Cultural values
    • Support and strategies
Deconstructing Grief
  • What is grief?
  • Cultural considerations
  • Types of grief: Anticipatory and Disenfranchised
  • Dimensions of Grief: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual
  • Tasks vs stages of grief
From Grief to Growth: The Transformative Process
  • Overview of the 11 Principles of Transformation®
    • I. Acceptance of loss
    • II. Living with grief
    • III. Deeper spirituality
    • IV. Emotional expression
    • V. Sharing with others
    • VI. Self-care
    • VII. Rituals
    • VIII. Living in the present
    • IX. Modifying thoughts
    • X. Rebuilding
    • XI. Visualization of desired life
Tools and Strategies for Facilitating Growth in Clients
  • Acceptance
    • Teaching radical acceptance
    • Reframing acceptance versus denial
    • Telling the story of the loss
    • Affirmations
    • Meditation
  • Expressive Therapies
    • Journaling
    • Sand
    • Music, films, pictures
    • Breathwork
    • Drawing, painting
  • Spiritual Tools
    • Power of forgiveness and love
    • Incorporate gratitude
  • Emotional Expression
    • The Cave
    • Empty chair
    • Sharing versus dwelling
    • Letter writing
    • Rituals
    • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Strategies
    • Changing the inner conversation
    • Shifting perspective
    • Responding rather than reacting
  • Looking forward
    • Values assessment
    • Guided imagery
    • ”As is” exercise
Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks
  • Disparity in results across studies for grief related to trauma
  • Special considerations for complicated grief and clinical depression
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

HOWARD WINOKUER, PHD, FT

Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D., FT, is the Founder of the Winokuer Center for Counseling and Healing, where he maintains a fulltime clinical practice. He completed his Ph.D. in 1999 at Mississippi State University, where he developed the first graduate course in Grief Counseling Skills. Winokuer has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the United States and in twelve foreign countries. Winokuer has been actively involved in the field of dying, death and bereavement since 1983 and was elected president of the Association for Death Education (ADEC) in 2009. He co-chaired the 2000 and 20003 ADEC Conferences and the 2011 International Conference on Grief and Bereavement. He is the co-author of Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice and Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan: Research, Practice and Personal Stories (Routledge). He also co-authored both the first and second editions of Principles and Practices of Grief Counseling (Springer)
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Chaplains/Clergy
This activity is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Maine Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Massachusetts Counselors: Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP continuing education credits has been submitted. Updates will be posted as they become available.

New Hampshire Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New York Counselors: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Vermont Counselors: This activity is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been submitted for review for continuing education approval. Credit is pending.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Nursing Home Administrators
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6.25 continuing education clock hours and 6.25 participant hours from NAB/NCERS.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.

Vermont Psychologists: This activity is approved by the Board of Psychological Examiners for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Social Workers (NASW)
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-9696 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Social Work.

New Hampshire Social Workers: This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 Category A credits. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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