Building Your Grief Toolbox: Grief Counseling & Therapy Techniques for Clinical Practice
3.0 CREDIT HOURS
In today's world, the demand for expert trained grief and bereavement professionals has never been greater. While this need continues to grow the reality is that most traditional academic programs (including Master’s and PhD programs) overlook the essential area of grief therapy approaches and techniques. This educational void forces clinicians to seek alternative methods that may not align with the latest evidence-informed practices, leaving clients underserved.
This training will provide clinicians with a strong foundation in grief counseling and therapy techniques. It will also provide clinician evaluation tools for assessing whether trauma responses or depression may need to be addressed prior to or in tandem with grief counseling approaches. The workshop presumes a basic understanding of modern grief theories, including Continuing Bonds Theory and the Dual Process Model of Bereavement.
Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C is the co-founder of the online grief community What’s Your Grief. She’s a grief therapist with 15 years of experience specializing in grief, with expertise in sudden and traumatic loss as well as ambiguous grief. Drawing on personal and professional experience with grief, WYG was built as a resource offering concrete, practical, creative, down-to-earth, and relatable support, founded on the values of psychoeducation and creative coping. It has grown to serve more than 5 million visitors each year. Litsa received her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, as well as a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Warwick (UK). She has been interviewed as a grief expert for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and New York Times. She co-authored the book What's Your Grief: Lists to Help You Through Any Loss.
Feb 9, 2024: 12:45pm-4pm ET | Grief Toolbox Training | 3 Cred Hrs
Date: February 9, 2024 - Afternoon Session
Time: 12:45pm-4:00pm Eastern Time
Delivery Format: Live Online Interactive Training on Zoom
Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals