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Grief, Loss & Bereavement in Hispanic Clients:
Audio CD
$129.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on January 22, 2020.
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Audio CD - 2-4 hours   Instructions
2 hr 45 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
1/22/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Explain the multiple losses Hispanic people experience as immigrants and how they may impact expressions of grief.
  2. Distinguish different subgroups of Hispanic people and compare differences in how they cope with grief.
  3. Utilize strategies, such as techniques for meaning reconstruction, to promote client healing after loss.
Sociocultural Aspects that Impact Loss for Hispanic People
  • Special issues to consider
  • Loss of cultural identity
  • Religion as a source of comfort
  • Suicide among Hispanic people
Unique Considerations for Grief & Loss
  • Multiple losses unique to Hispanic culture
  • Differences in loss for individuals within a family
  • Traumatic loss
  • Post-traumatic growth after loss
  • Assessing loss within immigrant populations

Variations in Bereavement Across Hispanic Culture

  • How subgroups may experience loss differently
  • Grief expressions by country of origin
  • Variations in funeral traditions
  • How to integrate different spiritual practices
  • The role of emotions in loss

Strategies to Promote Healing After Loss

  • The 11 Principles of Transformation®
  • The Body–Mind–Spirit Perspective
  • Techniques for meaning reconstruction
  • Bereavement support groups


Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, is a Fellow in Thanatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Ligia is an international grief specialist and author, and she has devoted her life to help others transform their losses and their lives. A pioneer in working with Hispanic people and grief, Houben is the author of Counseling Hispanics through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Springer, 2011). Ligia has presented about the needs of Hispanic people in times of loss on many occasions, including to the Association for Death, Education and Counseling (ADEC), the Baptist Health System and the International Death, Grief, and Bereavement Conference at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

She contributed to the creation of the first bereavement support group in her native country of Nicaragua, PUDE – an anagram for Personas Unidas en el Dolor y la Esperanza (People Joined by Pain and Hope), and for nine years, she co-trained Hispanic people to become facilitators in bereavement support groups in churches.

Ligia M. Houben is a former adjunct professor of Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and Kaplan University, where she taught courses on ethics, religion, and death and dying. She is the founder of My Meaningful Life, LLC. and the Center for Transforming Lives in Miami, Florida. Ligia has delivered her message to audiences ranging from corporations, educational institutions, and health care organizations, including Baptist Health System Florida, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital and Vitas Healthcare. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, airing on networks such as CNN Español, NPR, NBC and Univisión.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Ligia Houben is the Founder and Director of The Center for Transforming Lives. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ligia Houben has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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