Achieving Desired Outcomes in Grief & Bereavement Counseling

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Date Aug 11, 2015
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $49.00
Your clients are turning to you during their time of loss. Give them clear direction with accurate diagnosis and action steps to use in their recovery.

Full Description:
It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of those experiencing grief and bereavement reactions actually are identified to have severe reactions to the loss. Appropriate responses to those experiencing symptomatology due to a loss, whether it is defined as a more typical grief reaction or something more severe, are essential to achieving satisfactory outcomes for the clients.

This webinar’s purpose is to assist clinicians in identifying a grief reaction and developing appropriate treatment strategies. The speaker grounds the entire presentation in the latest research and diagnostic criteria found in the DSM-5®. Items covered include the distinctions between bereavement and complicated grief, the predictors for positive outcomes of bereavement counseling, and action steps to implement in helping clients achieve ongoing recovery from their losses.

DSM®, DSM-IV-TR®, and DSM-5® are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar.

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

What You Will Learn:
Identify the signs and symptomatology of a grief reaction
Differentiate between bereavement and a complicated grief reaction
Explain the key aspects of diagnosing clients with a grief reaction, based on the DSM-5®
Evaluate treatment strategies for counseling clients with a grief reaction
Determine measurable outcomes of grief counseling

Your Presenter:
LINDA BLACKBURN, MSW, LCSW, has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and teaching experience. For the past 16 years, she has been the Director of the Hertford County (North Carolina) Office of Aging, where she has conducted numerous grief and bereavement presentations and worked closely with the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. Linda has also offered grief counseling in her private practice, and she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Work at Shaw University. A former Registered Nurse who worked primarily in geriatric mental health care, Linda spent 4 years conducting full-day Cross Country Education seminars around the country on grief counseling. 

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:
Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Nurses, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators, Case Managers


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