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.

Can't make the regularly scheduled time? Purchase a webinar recording instead; watch and listen at a time that's convenient for you. You'll still earn continuing education credits with the recorded version.

* One registration is intended for one site-use only and cannot be shared outside of your location unless you have purchased an institutional subscription.

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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:00-1:30pm CDT

Early Intervention Approaches to Bolster Resilience after Traumatic Loss

Violent forms of death and dying are tragically commonplace in the United States, with as many as 50% of adults losing a loved one to violence, accidents, or disasters at some point during their lifetime (Kilpatrick et al., 2013). Further, communities are increasingly being exposed to mass violence incidents (Watson, Gibson, & Ruzek, 2007). Grief and bereavement are universal human experiences to loss of a loved one. However, because of the sudden and often gruesome nature of many of these losses, family members and close friends of the deceased are at risk for a number of often co-occurring mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and prolonged grief /complicated grief (Amick-McMullen, Kilpatrick, Resnick, 1991; Kaltman & Bonanno, 2003; McDevitt-Murphy, Neimeyer, Burke, Williams, & Lawson, 2012; Zinzow, Rheingold, Hawkins, Saunders, & Kilpatrick, 2009). 

While there is no one right way to grieve, there are early intervention approaches that may facilitate healthy coping and bolster resilience with traumatic loss. This webinar will provide an overview of mental health challenges faced by traumatically bereaved persons as well as define resilience as it applies to grief.  An introduction to the basic concepts of an early intervention approach, Skills for Psychological Recovery, that has been tailored to the needs of traumatic bereaved individuals will be reviewed.  Practices for bolstering resilience in the acute phase of grief will be taught.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define resilience as it applies to grief.
  • Better understand an early intervention model after traumatic loss 
  • Identify several specific techniques in intervening with acute loss that could assist in longer-term recovery

Continuing Education

This webinar is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for 1.5 CE Hours.

Presented by: Alyssa A. Rheingold, PhD
Dr. Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the Director of Clinical Operations at the NCVC. In addition, Dr. Rheingold is the Co-Director of the Preparedness, Response & Recovery Division of the National Mass Violence Resource Center. Her expertise includes evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, grief and loss, and traumatic loss by homicide. Dr. Rheingold is the PI of several federally funded service grants to improve resources for survivors of homicide, domestic violence victims, and underserved victims of crime.  She is the Co-PI on an OVC AEAP grant to provide ongoing resiliency and recovery services for those impacted by the Charleston Emanuel AME Church shooting and the PI on an OVC funded grant to develop community response to intra-familial homicide. Dr. Rheingold has published over 60 peer reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of trauma, bereavement, and victimization. She has provided a number of trainings including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Loss by Homicide, Traumatic Grief, Stress Management, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.   

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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 February 11, 2019 access information will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar. If registered February 12 or 13, 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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Access your purchased recordings and evaluation quizzes in the My Online Learning portal.
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

ADEC's video library has recently undergone a re-accreditation to ensure content is relevant, applicable to your every-day work and approved by ADEC's continuing education provider. Content is available for viewing; however, some content remains in the final re-accreditation stage. As content receives final accreditation, it will be posted online. The content listed here is available for those who have permissions to view it under the My Online Learning page. [View accessible content here.

Webinar Pricing

To register for live upcoming webinars, click on that webinar's title above.(If you are unable to register online with a credit card, download a form to return by mail or fax.)

    ADEC Member Price Nonmember Price
    Live Webinar Event $35 $50
    Live Webinar with Recording $55 $70
    Webinar Recording $35 $50
    Additional CE Credits $25 $25
    Full year Webinar Recording Library  $330 $480

    Your registration fee for a live webinar includes one audio connection*, one PDF of the slide presentation (when provided by presenter), and one evaluation for continuing education credits. The member and nonmember price each include 1.5 CE credits for one participant. Additional participants in the webinar can purchase CE credits for an extra $25 each. Those participants will need to provide the registration code given to the primary registrant in order to receive credits.  This number can be found in the primary registrant’s confirmation email.

    * An unlimited number of people can listen along at one location. But if others want to call in from a separate location, they must purchase a webinar registration for themselves. You may not share your webinar login information.

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    Cancellation Policy

    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.