Wednesday, October 17 / 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
3 credits for LPCs, LPCCs, LSWs, LISWs
Grief is a universal experience, but also one of the most misunderstood. It can take many different forms, each with its own unique challenges. Meanwhile, myths and misconceptions often leave clients confused and alienated – just when they need to feel connected the most. To help clinicians and other professionals navigate this powerful but complicated terrain, SUN Behavioral, in partnership with Nemeth Counseling and Consultation, is pleased to offer this training: a wide-ranging look at the most influential ideas and current approaches in bereavement and in working with clients enduring a loss.
Topic areas will include:
- Differentiating grief from other clinical conditions
- Exploring loss and grief as components of all change
- Identifying Prolonged Grief Disorder and Traumatic Bereavement
- Addressing secondary losses and potential triggers
- Engaging with bereaved parents and children
- and more
Laura Valentino, MSW, LISW-S is the Assistant Clinical Director at Nemeth Counseling, where she also serves as a Clinical Supervisor and outpatient therapist. She has also co-facilitates Nemeth Counseling’s Student Program. Laura specializes in working with individuals and groups who have experienced (or are experiencing) trauma, as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Eric Lichtenfeld, MSW, LSW is an outpatient therapist at Nemeth Counseling, where he is developing a specialty in loss and grief. He has also helped facilitate support groups for survivors of grief and of trauma and served as a volunteer at Kobacker House, where he supported the emotional and physical needs of hospice patients and their families.