NOTE: Times are Eastern Standard Time
Instructor: Froma Walsh, PhD
Location: Live on Zoom
Credits: 5 CEs
Statement of Need: Prior to the pandemic there was a greater need for mental health professionals trained in working with grief, complicated and traumatic loss than there were clinicians available. Currently, we are living in a time of significant added stress, trauma, complicated grief, and uncertainty. Dr. Walsh’s research and teaching provides interventions to support clients as well as their loved ones who are suffering. This workshop will provide clinicians working with a wide range of clients and losses with many concepts and methods to enhance their capacity to serve this population.
Dr. Walsh, a Clinical Psychologist, is Past President, American Family Therapy Academy; Past Editor, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy; and recipient of many awards for her distinguished contributions to the mental health field, including the Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association. With 120+ scholarly/professional publications, her books, notably, Strengthening Family Resilience (3rd ed., 2016); Normal Family Processes (4th ed.); Living beyond Loss (2nd ed.); and Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy (2nd ed.), have been translated in many languages. She is a valued consultant internationally for resilience-oriented training and practice with families facing adversity.
- Overview: Resilience-Oriented Systemic Approach with Complicated and Traumatic Loss
- Addressing Complicated and Traumatic Loss Situations and Relational Conflict
11:45 am to 1:30 pm
- Identifying and Mobilizing Relational Processes for Healing and Resilience
- Tapping the Power of Meaning-making, Hope, and Transcendence.
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
- Practice Challenges, Principles, and Guidelines;
- Video Case Illustration: Loss of a Child; Sibling loss issues
- Working with Couples
4:00pm to 4:30 pm
- Discussion of Practice Challenges
- Interface with Clinicians’ own Loss Experiences;
- Avoiding Compassion Fatigue; Nurturing Practitioner Resilience
Completion of Course Evaluation
- Apply a minimum of three concepts from current bereavement and resilience theory and research to systemic practice with complicated and traumatic losses.
- Identify and explain a minimum of three ways to address complicated loss situations with regard to relational variables.
- Identify and mobilize a minimum of three key relational processes and cultural/spiritual resources that foster healing and resilience.
- Identify multiple pandemic-related losses and define a minimum of two ways to reorient lives and priorities, helping clients forge purpose and deeper bonds.
- Explain a minimum of two ways to counter compassion fatigues and forge practitioners’ resilience in the face of practice challenges including the interface of clinicians’ own loss experiences.
Early registration deadline is Sunday, October 31, 2021.
NEAFAST members, Black Therapists Rock, National Association of Black Counselors and all BIPOC clinicians may access an equity rate of $100. Please contact us for discount codes. No application is required.
5 CEs will be available at an additional cost of $25 paid upon registration for social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists and marriage & family therapists.
Email acknowledgments will be sent to confirm receipt of online registrations only.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date of the event with details about your program
CE certificates will be given within three weeks of the end of the event after you are fully paid and have completed the evaluation form.
Therapy Training Boston is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6707 for Mental Health Counselors. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Therapy Training Boston is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
This program is certified by the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions for LMFT professional continuing education.
Application for social work continuing education credits have been submitted. Please contact us for the status of social work CE accreditation. Please contact us for the status of social work CE approvals.
Application is being made for psychology CE credit approval with our new APA approved CE co-sponsor.
Cancellations and Refunds
If participants cancel 30 days or more prior to the event beginning, they may apply the fee to a future program. Workshops may be cancelled by Therapy Training Boston if minimum enrollment requirements are not met or in the case of other unexpected circumstances. If this occurs, a full refund will be provided.
Target Audience: This offering is relevant to all helping professionals including but not limited to social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists.
Commercial support and conflicts of interest: There is no commercial support for this program. Dr. Schwartz has written and sells books on the topic through his publishers and on the IFS Institute website. As the founder of the Internal Family Systems Model, Dr. Schwartz is biased in his assessment of the model and benefits financially from the intensive training and certification that is offered by the IFS Institute.