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AZ: The Therapist and Child Death

December  6, 2012

Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Elizabeth Armijo
Administrative Coordinator

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Rarely in individual graduate training programs are therapists exposed specifically to concepts of dealing with child death (miscarriage, stillbirth, terminal illness, murder, accidental death, suicide, etc). Many clinicians feel blind-sided when they are presented with a client who is faced with such great tragedy. This free program will provide a brief overview and begin the thought process of how to mindfully, ethically, and with the best practices available, treat such clients.

Participants will:

• Learn to define common mistakes that therapists make when working with newly-bereaved parents

• Define the values of the ATTEND Bereavement Care Model and consider how it could be used in personal practice

• Understand the importance of ritualization in the bereavement process and consider how clients might be helped by using ritual as a treatment objective

This program is free of charge and has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors and by the American Psychological Association. A total of 2.5 CE hours will be provided.