Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center

CPD Mental Health

Apr 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location
Loyola Hall
Rm. 160
Cost : $168

CPSY x680: Counseling for Grief and Loss: Innovations in Theory and Technique

Workshop

CPSY x680 - Counseling for Grief and Loss: Innovations in Theory and Technique

DATE: Saturday, April 5

TIME: 9-4PM (lunch provided)

LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 160

WORKSHOP FEE: $168

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This workshop is an intensive introduction to counseling and therapy issues encountered when working with people facing grief, loss, and life-threatening illness.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Theories of attachment and loss
  • Normal grief reaction and the tasks of grief
  • Recent research and theory on complicated mourning
  • Unresolved grief as an underlying clinical issue
  • Grief and family systems
  • Therapeutic interventions (existential, cognitive-behavioral, and process experiential) with people facing grief, loss, or life-threatening illness
  • Interdisciplinary team work in end-of-life care
  • Facilitating end-of-life conversations
  •  Innovation in end-of-life care and antidotes to therapist burnout.

 

Skill-building exercises are an important part of this course. 

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Dale G. Larson, Ph.D. (U. C. Berkeley) is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, where he directs the graduate Health Psychology Program. A national leader in end-of-life research, theory, and training, he is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to end-of-life care. The author of the award winning book, The Helper's Journey: Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness, he has published widely on counseling and health issues, self-concealment , stress theory, and counseling skills, and has had a clinical practice for more than 25 years. His undergraduate degree in psychology is from the University of Chicago, and his doctorate is in clinical psychology from U. C. Berkeley. Dale Larson’s ability to translate theory and research into effective clinical practice has made him a popular speaker at national and international conferences.

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