This informative seminar will help members of the caregiving community who want to further develop their knowledge and skills in helping the bereaved. Dr. Alan Wolfelt will explore a variety of subtopics related to understanding and supporting survivors of sudden, unexpected deaths. Specific content areas include: introduction to "complicated" grief, special features of suicide grief, homicide grief, and enhancing understanding of trauma loss.
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, CT is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education an Counseling's Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com), in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School's Department of Family Medicine.
In addition to presenting dozens of keynotes and workshops across North America each year, Dr. Wolfelt facilitates 4-day training seminars for bereavement caregivers in Fort Collins. Dr. Wolfelt is a popular media resource who regularly provides his expertise to many top-tier television shows, newspapers, and magazines. And, he is the author of more than fifty bestselling books on grief and loss.
Who Should Attend:
This seminar is designed for: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Educators, Psychologists, Hospice Personnel, Clergy, Chaplains, Lay Ministers, and others caring for bereaved people. There will be 5 CEUs/CNEs available Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome, Logistics, Presenter Introduction
9:15am - 9:30am Sudden violent death
9:30am - 9:45am Suicide survivorship
9:45am - 10:15am Multiple loss and bereavement overload
10:15am - 11:00am Special features of disenfranchised grief
11:00am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 12:00pm The semantic distinction between "complicated" and "pathological" mourning
12:00am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm Comprehensive understanding of "complicated mourning"
1:45pm - 2:15pm Assessment model for "complicated mourning"
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:00pm Understanding the distinction between counseling and therapy
3:00pm - 3:30pm Growth-oriented companioning strategies
3:30pm - 4:00pm Conclusion and Evaluation