A firm sense of one’s own autonomous identity is required in order that one may be related as one human being to another. Otherwise, any and every relationship threatens the individual with the loss of identity.

— R.D. Laing

Got a Griever in Your Office?

$195.00

Grief is one of the top 3 reasons that people come to therapy. In grad school, many therapists did not have a separate course on how to address grief with our clients. Yet, unresolved grief from significant losses (not exclusive to the death of a loved one) is often underlying the depressive and anxiety symptoms that lead clients to our offices.

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Grief is one of the top 3 reasons that people come to therapy. In grad school, many therapists did not have a separate course on how to address grief with our clients. Yet, unresolved grief from significant losses (not exclusive to the death of a loved one) is often underlying the depressive and anxiety symptoms that lead clients to our offices.

In the morning session we will be covering:

  1. The Biggest Mistakes Therapists Make When Their Client has had a Major Loss … and how to avoid them.
  2. Definitions of Grief, Grief Theory and Losses
  3. Symptoms of Grief

In the afternoon session we will be covering:

  1. Top 10 questions to ask clients when they’ve experienced a significant loss
  2. How to address grief from the first session
  3. How to help your clients with preparing for significant holidays/anniversaries without their loved one.

At the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 3 theoretical orientations re grief.
  2. Identify at least 5 symptoms that indicate unresolved grief.
  3. Identify at least 3 ways to address grief directly with clients in the office.
  4. Identify 10 questions to use in session with a grief client.
  5. Identify strategies for dealing with clients’ holiday and anniversary reactions.