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“I do not ‘want’ to get over my grief.’” “I will deal with grief later.” “I want my ‘normal’ back.” These are statements you have heard time and time again from clients coming to you for help with bereavement. Attend this seminar and learn skills and tools that you need to effectively move your clients forward through extreme trauma and multiple losses that clients experience that cause great grief in their lives. Learn techniques that you can use to help clients imagine a future beyond their grief.
Join national grief expert, author, and respected speaker Harold Ivan Smith for a day filled with proven assessment and creative treatment strategies for even your most complex clients. Pulling from more than 30 years of experience, Harold Ivan has trained more than 20,000 professionals in bereavement workshops across the country, sharing innovative, practical techniques for promoting healing in a therapeutic setting. Spend more than half of the day focusing on treatment-specific strategies that you can implement in your practice immediately to help grieving persons.
Through class discussions, case studies and a comprehensive resource manual full of creative and functional treatment approaches, you will learn how to uncover what clients are hiding from you when discussing their trauma. You will also learn strategies to help clients with multiple exposures to trauma and loss work through the many layers of their grief. Experience Harold Ivan’s passion for his work with grief in an energized learning environment, leaving with a renewed outlook and new skills to work with even the most difficult and complicated losses.
BONUS! Become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)! Completing this training is the first step in becoming Certified through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Show your employer, clients, and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on grief counseling techniques.
Visit www.traumapro.net/grief to get started!
This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs.
The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.
As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.
|Manual (632.4 KB)||45 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Harold Ivan Smith, MA, ED.S., FT, DMin, is a national speaker, noted author, experienced counselor and grief educator. He has presented bereavement workshops across the country, training more than 20,000 professionals and lay caregivers during a thirty-year career. Seminar and conference attendees rave about interactions with Harold Ivan, and his insightful gifts of helping, healing, and facilitating grief.
A prolific writer, he has authored dozens of books and resources, included best seller, A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss When Others are Celebrating. Also among his titles are Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts; ABCs of Healthy Bereavement; Grievers Ask, When You Don’t Know What to Say; When Your Friend Dies; Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them; and Grieving the Death of a Father. His newest book, Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With The Bereaving (Routledge).
He is also an authority of the griefs of American Presidents and First Ladies. He facilitates Grief Gatherings, an innovative storytelling program at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is a member of the teaching faculty. Harold Ivan is active in the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and is designated a Fellow in Thanatology (FT).
To order the book, A Decembered Grief: Living With Loss While Others Are Celebrating, please visit our product store.
To order the book, Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy, please visit our product store.
Normal Grief: Tools for Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment
Defusing Past Grieving Myths
Complicated and Traumatic Grief: Tools for Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment
Strategies for Traumatic Loss
Designing Interventions—Maintaining Empathy, and Responsible Judgment
Bringing Your Whole Self to Grief Counseling
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