Treatment Issues in Death, Loss & Grief: A Systems Perspective
Date: 9:00am PST February 10 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel
Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel
This course for counselors, therapists and other practitioners will explore the experience of death and loss through a systems perspective, addressing the clinical applications of a family systems approach to treating various types of losses which involve the death of a loved one or family member.
A portion of this course will focus on the meaning-making process and a therapist’s role in facilitating, what is often considered a difficult and taboo topic. Additionally, participants will examine common social rules that govern the expression of grief in Western society, the role of shame, and how these constructs might shape the expression of grief.
Following this workshop, participants will have the ability to:
- Describe various types of losses and what sets each apart in both experience and therapeutic treatment
- Assess a systems grief process according to the family adaptational tasks of grief
- Engage the topic of death and loss in therapy with those that are from diverse cultures and belief systems
- Integrate photographic images into bereavement therapy, enhancing discussion and meaning making processes
Class Details & Registration
Dates: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructors: Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT
Noncredit: $125 by 1/19, $150 after. Includes 6 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark alumni save 20%.
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