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Grief Shoudn't = Forever

Presented by Jill Johnson-Young 2 CE Hours

Workshop Description:
Grief counselors advise that grieving should take as long as it needs to, and teach the “stages” of grief that are necessary to “move on.” This session will present a construct of grief as being states and tasks to work through to finish what’s left behind. The goal is recovering and taking their deceased loved one's memory and presence into the new life they choose. It includes some basics regarding how to begin work with a grieving client, things therapists should never say, and an experiential activity to understand those concepts. This is the construct that works for my clients – and for me.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify appropriate and inappropriate language and expectations when working with a grieving client.
2. Identify previously learned or employed theories that may not be helpful to grieving clients.
3. Learn and practice techniques that will build a better therapeutic relationship, more appropriate goal setting, and a better treatment experience for clients who are grieving.