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Complicated and Traumatic Grief: Clinical Interventions for Healing | Seminar on 4 DVDs
Smith, Harold Ivan, MA, Ed.S., FT
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2015-05-01 / X50480
Grief Counseling & Therapy
price: $307.95 (may be subject to change)
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5 hours, 42 minutes

NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

Join national grief expert, author, and respected speaker Harold Ivan Smith for a day filled with treatment strategies for all faces of grief. Harold Ivan has trained more than 20,000 professionals in bereavement workshops across the country, sharing innovative, practical techniques for promoting healing in a therapeutic setting. In one short day, you will:

Develop practical tools, techniques you can use immediately to help grieving persons
Learn cutting-edge strategies for working with normal, complicated and traumatic grief
Know what to do when someone is drowning in guilt
Create safe havens for clients in the presence of rage, guilt, despair, helplessness
Gain greater confidence in your ability to foster hope and healing

Experience Harold Ivan’s passion for his work with grief in an energized learning environment, leaving with a renewed outlook and new skills to work with even the most difficult and complicated losses.

Discuss creative, cutting-edge approaches to assist those who grieve
Recognize how grief work is often a life-long process of meaning making
Identify warning signs and treatments of complicated grief
Describe caring responses for different types of denial
Integrate journaling, poetry and music into bereavement counseling
Recognize ways to gain greater confidence in your ability to foster hope and healing


Normal Grief: Tools For Evaluation, Assessment And Treatment
Early Grief, Second Storm, and the Search for Meaning
Identify Signs of Early Grief
Denial, High Anxiety, Numbness
Enhancing Support Networks
Develop Inner Strengths
Anticipate the “Second Storm”
Managing Healthy Reactions
Journey Toward Renewal of Meaning, Purpose
Defusing Past Grieving Myths
Reach Beyond the “Five Stages”
Validate Instrumental Grievers
Acknowledging Religion, Culture, Ethnicity, Gender

Complicated And Traumatic Grief: Tools For Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment
Treatment Strategies for Complicated Grief
Six “R” Processes
DSM-5® and Prolonged Grief Disorder
Rage, Guilt, Despair, Helplessness, Persistent Denial
Distorted, Chronic, Delayed and Absent Grief
Disenfranchised Grief
Strategies For Traumatic Loss
Re-telling strategies
Restorative narrative
Borrowing Narratives
Designing Interventions—Maintaining Empathy, Responsible Judgment and Unconditionally
Effective Use of Self-disclosure
The Culpability Continuum
Ritual, Memorializing and Re-Ritualizing
Creative Interventions
Bringing Your Whole Self To Grief Counseling
Anticipating, Acknowledging Compassion Fatigue
Defusing Personal Triggers, Worst Fears
Spiritual, Existential Crisis
Confidence Builders


Harold Ivan Smith, MA , ED.S., FT, is a national speaker, noted author, experienced counselor and grief educator. He has presented bereavement workshops across the country, training more than 20,000 professionals and lay caregivers during a thirty-year career. Seminar and conference attendees rave about interactions with Harold Ivan, and his insightful gifts of helping, healing, and facilitating grief.

A prolific writer, he has authored dozens of books and resources, included best seller, A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss When Others are Celebrating. Also among his titles are Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts; ABCs of Healthy Bereavement; Grievers Ask, When You Don’t Know What to Say; When Your Friend Dies; Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them; and Grieving the Death of a Father. His newest book is Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With The Bereaving (Routledge, 2012).

He is also an authority of the griefs of American Presidents and First Ladies. He facilitates Grief Gatherings, an innovative storytelling program at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is a member of the teaching faculty. Harold Ivan is active in the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and is designated a Fellow in Thanatology (FT). Recently, Smith was invited to teach at the School of Nursing at Bach Ma General Hospital in Hanoi.


NOTE: CE Certificates are available for $9.99. Please contact PESI Inc Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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