Criteria and Techniques for Assessing and Treating the Grieving Client

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Date Jul 11, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
Do changes to grief in the DSM-5 leave you confused about how to help your clients? Dr. Kimberly Morris will clarify matters with concise information that allows for accurate assessment and treatment across a variety of cases.

Full Description:
The lives of millions of people are touched by death annually. While the majority of people are able to manage their grief symptoms without treatment, others require therapeutic intervention. Given the individuality of grieving, clinicians must be able to address issues, such as cross-cultural differences, grief among youth, gender differences in grieving, and how to help the “Wounded Healer.”

This webinar takes a scientific exploration of the concept of grief (including ways in which grief and bereavement differ) and offers a variety of techniques for managing grief symptoms among different client groups. The fundamental differences between the diagnoses of grief using the DSM-IV-TR versus the DSM-5 will be highlighted. Participants will leave the webinar with a variety of assessment techniques and treatment options to be used in their clinical practices.  

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify the DSM-5 symptoms of grief 
Differentiate grief from bereavement and complicated grief
Differentiate grief from disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD
Describe the predictors of bereavement outcome and learn to identify barriers that are risk factors for complicated grief
Determine appropriate techniques for managing the grieving client, including special cases

Your Presenter:
Kimberly Morris, PhD, HSPP, is a Clinical Psychologist who uses a Cognitive-Behavioral orientation in her work with adult patients with mood disorders. She trained at Indiana University Bloomington and completed both her internship and postdoctoral appointments at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has published articles in the area of obesity and weight-control, and a book chapter on domestic violence. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Morris is an adjunct faculty at Indiana University Kokomo teaching courses in General, Developmental, and Abnormal Psychology.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Pastoral Counselors


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