Loss and Grief: Modern Theory and Tools for Intervention

Presented by Tami Micsky, DSW, LSW, CT on 07-30-2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

This continuing education webinar for mental health professionals will explore the biopsychosocial process of grief and bereavement following a loss and will include discussions of disenfranchised grief and complicated grief.  

In this 2-hour webinar, Tami Micsky, DSW, LSW, CT will examine modern theories of grief and loss including:

  • the task-oriented framework
  • constructivist approaches 
  • continuing bonds perspective
  • the dual-process model
  • a strengths-based approach
  • family systems theory

These modern perspectives will allow participants to explore and design practical, customized interventions for individuals, families, and groups who have experienced a variety of forms of loss.

Micsky will conclude the webinar with a discussion of compassion fatigue and self-care strategies for direct-care professionals and will take questions during Q&A periods.

This introductory continuing education webinar is designed to help postgraduate clinicians:

  1. Analyze the biopsychosocial process of grief and bereavement following a loss.
  2. Explain disenfranchised grief, including the unique challenges for grieving individuals.
  3. Describe complicated grief and contemplate the challenges associated with a formal diagnosis related to grief.
  4. Examine and apply modern theories of loss, grief, and bereavement, including the task oriented framework, constructivist approaches, continuing bonds perspective, the dual process model, a strengths-based approach, and family systems theory.
  5. Use modern theories of grief combined with an understanding of instrumental and intuitive styles of grieving to design practical, customized interventions for individuals, families, and groups who have experienced loss.
  6. Evaluate personal risk for compassion fatigue and implement appropriate self-care strategies.

Statement of the program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: Given the nature of the course topic, it is possible that participants’ personal grief experiences may be triggered leading to an emotional reaction. Participants who experience a reaction should reach out to their personal and professional network for support. References for course material will be provided.

Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: None

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At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in your GoodTherapy Account. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

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GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395. GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Tami Micsky, DSW, LSW, CT

Tami Micsky, DSW, LSW, CT

Tami Micsky, DSW, LSW, CT is an assistant professor and BSW program director for the Social Work Program at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She is a Contributing Faculty in the MSW program at Walden University.

Micsky is a licensed social worker and certified thanatologist, who has been working with children, teens, and young adults for 25 years. Micsky received her BSW from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, her MSSA from Case Western Reserve University, and a DSW from Millersville & Kutztown Universities.

Micsky is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Her research interests include self-care and wellness in social work education, grief and loss, and distance education.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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