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When Grief is Complicated

April 13, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop is designed for health and social service clinicians and others working in hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home, or faith community. 

OVERVIEW: Research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals who experience loss experience more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions triggered by the loss, such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary. This program is 2 hours, with an additional 30 minute post-program discussion required for CE credits.

OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe typical grief patterns and differentiate typical grief from more complicated forms;
  • List and describe both two typologies of complicated grief;
  • List and describe six danger signs of complicated grief;
  • Describe the ways that the DSM 5 acknowledges complications of grief;
  • Describe and discuss different approaches to treating complicated forms of grief and note resources that might be utilized in such treatment.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2.5 CEU’s but must be obtained from an online process. This involves going online to complete a brief exam, input a code given at the end of the event, and printing the CE certificate. See full list of boards approving CE at http://hospicefoundation.org/HFA-Products/When-Grief-is-Complicated

Please complete and return  registration form  by April 6, 2018.

Expert Panelists Shown on DVD and local Kansas City Panel

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to Hospice Foundation of America

 Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis

Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT, Clinical Psychologist in Warwick, Rhode Island and Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss


April 13, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Crossroads Hospice
14310 East 42nd Street
Independence, MO 64055 United States
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