ADEC webinars include a live presentation over the telephone or VoIP (audio over the computer), with accompanying handouts online. They provide the educational value of a conference session, without the hassle and expense of travel. A live webinar also provides the opportunity to interact with the presenter during the question and answer period. Each ADEC webinar is worth 1.5 CE credits (unless otherwise specified).
Bring your entire team to the table and learn during the live presentation, for one low price.* Those participating with you at your location can also earn credit for viewing the webinar by purchasing credits for $25.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Non-Death Loss and Grief: Supporting People with Living Losses
When we think of grief, we automatically assume that someone has died. But what if our hopes and dreams die? Or consider when a relationship dies, but the individuals who were joined in that relationship continue to live? Grief is the adaptive response to many different types of losses and is not limited to death-related losses. We may consider the loss experiences that continue throughout our lives in different forms as living losses, because they require us to adjust and accommodate to their ongoing presence in our everyday lives. While grief may be painful, it is also an adaptive process that allows us the opportunity to rebuild our world after a significant loss of any type that profoundly affects us. There are different types of non-death loss experience; each type has unique features and clinical implications. In this webinar, we will explore the concept of the assumptive world and attachment in relation to the grieving process in living losses. We will then identify specific types of non-death loss experiences and their unique features. Finally, we will explore the clinical implications and suggestions for those who work in a supportive capacity with individuals who are living with these losses in their lives.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the relationship between the assumptive world, attachment, and grief in non-death loss experiences
- Identify various types of non-death loss experiences and their unique features
- Describe the clinical considerations for specific types of non-death losses for those who experience them and those who offer support to the same individuals
This webinar is pending approval by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for 1.5 CE Hours.
Presented by: Darcy Harris, R.N., R.S.W., Ph.D, FT
Darcy L. Harris, R.N., R.S.W., Ph.D., FT, is an Associate Professor and the Thanatology Coordinator at King’s University College in London, Canada, where she also maintains a private clinical practice specializing in issues related to change, loss, and transition. Dr. Harris developed the undergraduate degree program in Thanatology at King’s University College. She has served on the board of directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and is a current member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. She currently serves on the board of directors for St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, and she is the past chair of the Quality Committee of the Board and the current chair of the Health Care Ethics Committee of the Board. She is the co-editor with Dr. Robert Neimeyer for Routledge Publishing Company’s Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series. Her publications include Counting our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life (Routledge), Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice (Routledge), Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling (Springer), and The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Routledge).
Webinar Cancellations will be accepted through end of business on the Monday immediately prior to each specific Webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that day will not be refunded. To cancel your registration, call the ADEC office or email us. ADEC is not responsible for miscalculations relating to the webinar start time in your area and will not issue refunds for anyone who missed the event due to timing mix-ups.
Webinar Platform: The webinar will be presented via Zoom and will require your system to allow the Zoom platform to be downloaded and ran to watch the live presentation. Log in instructions will be sent the day before the webinar to the email used during registration.
Webinar Access Email: If registered by December 10, 2018 access information will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar. If registered December 11 or 12, access information will be sent the morning of the webinar by 11:15 am CDT.
Who should attend?
ADEC webinars are for: grief counselors, therapists, hospice workers, clergy and social workers, psychologists, funeral directors, crisis intervention specialists, mental health professionals, suicidologists, death educators and anyone working closely with the dying or bereaved.
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Please note: Access to your purchased content - webinars, conference sessions and Handbook of Thanatology Self Study course is beginning to be restored after the re-accreditation process. The accreditation process is still very much underway; however, we have approval to release access to the following content: 2017 webinar recordings, 2016 webinar recordings, 2016 conference recordings and the Handbook of Thanatology Self Study course. Access will be different than how you previously accessed the content. Content will not be customized in the My Online Portal. This will not affect your ability to access content you've previously purchased. It will change how and where you access your content.
Available Webinar Recordings
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