Clinical Practices for Grief and Loss

Transforming Bereavement: Clinical Practices for Grief and Loss

Presented by Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW on 07-13-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

The loss of a loved one, family member, or friend is an experience that all therapists and clients share during some stage of life. Did you have a class on how to reach a grieving client? Do you know what it looks and sounds like when someone is at their end stage of life? If you are treating grieving clients, they know the experience, and may very well be traumatized by it. The people you work with in therapy may be seeking ways you can help them understand why they were not allowed to see their loved one. They may also come to you reserved with a list in their head of the things they never want to hear you say. 

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW will explain grief and how it can look like depression, as well as how it can be easily pathologized. Jill will teach therapists how to approach the traumatic experience with their client and clinical ways to explain this life change. She will also explain how to differentiate between a person experiencing grief and a person who is grieving that has a co-occurring disorder of depression or anxiety. 

Additionally, Jill will discuss the need for educating people in therapy about how grief affects the body and brain. She will illustrate clinical coping techniques to understand what the client has seen and experienced. She will also explain ways therapists can recognize the impact caused by the death of a client and share strategies and techniques to cope with such a situation effectively.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians: 

  1. Discuss the physical process that occurs when a person is dying.
  2. Describe the differences between the physical symptoms of grief and depression, and the relationship between grief and anxiety.
  3. Recognize and differentiate between the cognitive changes in grief versus those in depression.
  4. List the phrases and language that can harm a therapeutic relationship with grief clients.
  5. Apply five immediate interventions to assess with grieving clients.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information


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

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This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #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.

Registration Information

Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.

Highlights

Meet the Presenter

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

Jill Johnson-Young is a licensed clinical social worker and the CEO and Clinical Director of Central Counseling Services in Riverside, California. She is a certified Grief Recovery Facilitator, and specializes in grief and loss, dementia, trauma, and adoption issues. She has more than a decade of experience with hospice and trains therapists and social workers in areas that include correctly treating childhood trauma, grief and loss, and dementia care.

Jill earned her Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California in Riverside, and her Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the Purple Cities coalition in Riverside and facilitates a dementia support group monthly. 

Additionally, Jill is the creator of Your Path Through Grief, a year-long, comprehensive grief support program. She is the author of Your Own Path through Grief, a workbook for people in the grief process which can be used individually, in a group, or with a therapist. She is also the author of the soon-to-be published books: Don’t Grieve Like That! How to Grieve Your Way From a Rebellious Widow and Someone is Sick - How do I Say Goodbye?, a children’s book.

For more information about Jill and her work, please visit www.yourpaththroughgrief.com. Jill can also be reached via Twitter @grieftalker.

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Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    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.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • 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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