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Death, Loss & Grief: A Systems Perspective

Treatment Issues in Death, Loss & Grief: A Systems Perspective

By Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT

Date: February 10th, 2017 Time: 9am-4pm Location: 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

Noncredit: $125 by 11/17, $150 after. Includes 6 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark alumni save 20%.


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