Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss
About the trainer
John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
Every person 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
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- Making Sense of Grief and Loss
- Factors that Shape How Grief is Experienced
- Considerations Related to Culture
- Myths and Misunderstandings
- Models for Understanding Grief
- Exploring the Impacts of Grief and Loss
- Responding to Grief and Loss
- Key Qualities to Effective Support
- Paths to Healing and Recovery
- The Role of Remembering and Ritual
- The Impact of Nutrition, Sleep, and Exercise
- Finding a New Normal
- Grief, Loss, and Depression
- Grief, Loss, and Trauma/Complicated Grief
- Grief, Loss, and Addictions
This is an intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting people working through grief.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
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
- Respond and support individuals, families, and communities impacted by grief
- Identify those needing increased support and intervention
- Apply and adapt learning to their own context and community
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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 until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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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: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 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)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
*Three of our workshops are formally approved with CACCF: Addictions & Mental Illness, Harm Reduction, and Motivating Change. To inquire about CACCF approval for our other workshops, please contact them directly.
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