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Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Apr 27, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)


Price: 220.00 (regular rate)


London, Ontario – Best Western Lamplighter Inn


Trainer: Michelle Gibson, MSW, PhD (Candidate), RSW

Michelle Gibson, Trainer at CTRI

About the trainer

Michelle Gibson, MSW, PhD (Candidate), RSW

Michelle is a PhD Candidate of Social Work and holds a Masters of Social Work degree. She is an experienced practitioner who has practiced in the area of inpatient and outpatient mental health, forensic social work and psycho-social rehabilitation following a motor vehicle accident. Michelle has a private practice where she focuses on mental health and trauma therapy with individuals, and also provides assessments for the provincial children’s lawyer...


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Description

Every person at some point in life will experience grief and loss, a profound sense of final separation from something or someone important. Grief is a normal and appropriate reaction to the death of a loved one, the experience of separation/divorce, intergenerational loss or the loss of opportunity. While there are similarities in how individuals work through loss, grief is a complicated and unique experience that requires helpers to be sensitive to the needs and experiences of those they are supporting. This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief, and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving. Cultural and popular understandings of grief and loss, and the influences these have on how we experience and work with grief will be explored.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • Overview of Grief and Loss
  • Making Sense Of Grief
  • Myths, Misunderstandings and Messages
  • Models of Understanding Grief
  • Exploring the Impacts of Grief and Loss
  • Grief, Loss and Addictions
  • Grief, Loss and Trauma/Complicated Grief
  • Grief, Loss and Addictions
  • Responding to Grief and Loss
  • Paths to Healing/Recovery
  • Experiencing/Expressing the Pain of Loss
  • Becoming your own expert on grief
  • Remembering and Ritual
  • Merging your Paths
  • Developing a New Identity
  • Obstacles to Grieving “Well”
  • Preparing for Loss
  • When Additional Support May be Needed
  • Tips For Working With Children And Youth
  • Additional Strategies

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for counselors, family support workers, mental health workers, community workers and others supporting people working through grief.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the complexities of grief and loss.
  • Recognize the influence of dominant discourses and mainstream understandings of grief and their influences.
  • Respond and support individuals, families and communities impacted by grief.
  • Identify those needing increased support and intervention.
  • Apply and adapt learnings to their own context and community.

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Details

Date:
April 27, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

London, Ontario – Best Western Lamplighter Inn
591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario N6C 4R3 Canada
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Phone:
888-232-6747
At checkout you will have the option to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice to be paid later.
Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
www.ccpa-accp.ca

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
www.cpca-rpc.ca

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
www.caccf.ca

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
www.nbcc.org

Alberta College of Social Workers
www.acsw.ab.ca
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
www.vracanada.com

 To have your organization or association listed here, please contact [email protected]