Hospice Foundation of America Grief Series

With “Grief Surges,” “Soul Injury,” and "When Grief Is Complicated," Hospice Foundation of America continues its award-winning series on living with grief.

Key Program Information
Categories Continuing Education Human Services Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Who Should Attend

Human service professionals including social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors and school psychologists.

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Program Description

Grief Surges and Soul Injury

Hospice Foundation of America Webinars and Panel Discussion
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
3.5 CE hours

Grief Surges
For those grieving a loss, seemingly ordinary moments can trigger unexpected grief reactions, even years after a death. This webinar and discussion focuses on current grief theories and how these models can be used to support grievers facing milestones like anniversaries, family events without their loved one, or other times when grief reactions may return without warning. Learn ways to help grievers identify their potential triggers and provide intervention strategies to help them cope.

Soul Injury
What happens when traumatic experience permanently changes a person’s sense of worth and self-respect?  Presenter Deborah Grassman is a mental health nurse practitioner who spent 30 years counseling and caring for veterans.  In this webinar, she shares what she learned about soul injury, an emotional wound caused by unmourned loss, unforgiven guilt or chronic sorrow. Left untreated, soul injuries lead to feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, emptiness, or that a part of oneself is missing.  Join us to explore ways to help your clients find wholeness again by reclaiming self-confidence, meaning, security and personal value.

When Grief is Complicated

Living with Grief ® Film and Panel Discussion
1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
2.5 CE hours

You've worked with clients who are relatively resilient when experiencing a loss, and seen others who struggle with their grief but ultimately navigate the journey well. Other individuals, however, experience complicated reactions to the pain of loss that severely impacts their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This program is designed to help counselors and others working with bereaved persons to understand, assess and assist those who experience complicated forms of grief. The presentation provides an overview of contemporary work on complicated grief and explores intervention strategies that support grievers experiencing complicated forms of grief.