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Apr 17

Understanding Grief and Loss

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
121 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702
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Apr 17, 2024 09:00am ET - Apr 17, 2024 12:15pm ET

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Who Should Attend: CPST's, counselors, social workers.


Description: This program will focus on defining mourning, grief, bereavement and complicated grief as well as discussing the difference between complicated and normal grief. It will also look at the factors that make our grief unique from one another. Because grief is something that 100% of the population experiences, we will discuss the diagnostic criteria and the ethical issues surrounding it’s inclusion in the DSM5.

 

Objectives: 

1. To define mourning, grief, bereavement and complicated grief

2. List the tasks of grief and factors that make grief unique

3. Define complicated grief, discuss clinical interventions and the new DSM5 criteria for diagnosis

Continuing Education Units:

Counselors

SW

OCPC

OCPS

OCPSA

CDCA

LCDC II

LCDC III

LICDC

3

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

3

3

3

About the Presenter:


Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S


Julia Ellifritt is an experienced bereavement professional, and currently serves as the Education Director at Cornerstone of Hope. She is licensed by the State of Ohio as an Independent Social Worker, and her experience includes caring for the terminally ill and their families, bereavement care services, community education, traumatic death interventions, research, graduate student supervision, and development of psychosocial components for hospice programs. She holds a Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Social Work. Having been published in The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care and The Exceptional Parent, she is a founding board member of the Northeast Ohio Bereavement Council and teaches the Grief, Death and Loss course at Case Western Reserve University, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. With 37 years of experience in the bereavement field, she has spoken at over 650 workshops locally, nationally and internationally.