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Core Strategies for Treating Traumatic Bereavement | 12-hr Seminar, audio CD version
Rando, Therese, Ph.D.
J & K Seminars / Seminar on Audio CDs / 2013-09-01 / X72813
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Program Description

The sudden, traumatic death of a loved one poses survivors with challenging demands.

Drawing on cutting-edge information from the fields of psychology, thanatology, and traumatology, Dr. Rando dissects the complex and often misunderstood experience of traumatic bereavement, explicates its dynamics, and provides 12 essential core strategies for effective clinical intervention after a death from an accident, disaster, suicide, homicide, terrorism, or war.

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How loss and trauma complicate mourning
At least 6 high-risk factors making any death traumatic
Five common survivor concerns after traumatic death
At least three unique treatment issues for each of the four types of traumatic death
Five core strategies for treating traumatic bereavement
The components to master personal traumatization
The four steps in meaning reconstruction

Topics Covered

Foundational Concepts

Loss, Shattered Assumptions & Grief
Mourning & the six ?R? processes
Complicated mourning & trauma
Traumatic stress and its 4 sources in grief/mourning
Overview of interventions & strategies

Traumatic Bereavement

Definition & its 5 impacts
12 High risk factors & the ?triad of troubles?
Three levels of association of acute grief with traumatic stress and their implications & why sudden death is so different

Dealing with Traumatic Death

Problematic issues due to circumstances of the death and its concerns

Treatment Issues for Specific Types of Deaths

Acute natural death, accident or disaster
Suicide , homicide, terrorism or war

Treating Traumatic Bereavement
12 Core Strategies

Assess and formulate the plan
Promote healthy coping

Core Strategies #4 & #5

Identify & address resistance
Work toward mastery of personal traumatization

Core Strategies #6 - #9

Address unfinished business & unanswered questions
Enable the six ?R? processes of mourning
Adopt strategies relevant for the death circumstances
Support use of personal bereavement rituals

Core Strategies #10 - #12

Aid navigation of the outside world
Assist in reconstruction of meaning
Help the mourner not let the death define or limit the self

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