Event Calendar When Grief is Complicated Webcast DVD Conference

Hospice Foundation of America’s annual Living With Grief® Program



Sponsored by East End Hospice

Wednesday May 10, 2017 ~ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Westhampton Beach Fire House 92 Sunset Ave, Westhampton Beach

Moderated by Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University

About the Program While most individuals experiencing loss face grief, most grievers can cope with loss and subsequent grief in ways defined by their culture as appropriate and can fulfill, after brief and intermittent impairment, their social and workplace roles. However, research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals who experience loss experience more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions triggered by the loss, such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary. This program is 2 hours, with an additional 30 minute post-program discussion required for CE credits.

Expert Panelists

→ Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to Hospice Foundation of America → Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis → Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT, Clinical Psychologist in Warwick, Rhode Island and Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe typical grief patterns and differentiate typical grief from more complicated forms;
  2. List and describe both two typologies of complicated grief;
  3. List and describe six danger signs of complicated grief;
  4. Describe the ways that the DSM 5 acknowledges complications of grief;
  5. Describe and discuss different approaches to treating complicated forms of grief and note resources that might be utilized in such treatment.

Continuing Education

2.5 hours of CE credit are available for professionals. The CE cost is $18 per certificate from April 27, 2017 to May 11, 2017. After this date, CE credits are $21 per certificate. CE credits are available until April 26, 2018.

Please verify CE availability with your professional board or refer to HFA’s list of Board Approvals, located at www.hospicefoundation.org

To register/info contact Dina at 631.288.8400 or email ddifolco@eeh.org

(Please park in lot behind Firehouse entrance on Mill Road or Public Parking)