Center for Prolonged Grief

0
Your Cart
No products in the cart.

CPG

0
Your Cart
No products in the cart.

Managing Pre-Death Grief – 1 CE Hour

About Course

Pre-death grief is among the most debilitating aspects of caring for a loved one with dementia. Grief is a natural response to witnessing changes in the care recipient’s personality and experiencing multiple losses in the relationship with the person over the course of the disease. However, caregivers are often unaware that their painful emotional, cognitive, and physical experiences are related to grief or try to avoid such reactions. In the light of findings that pre-death grief is related to caregiver burden and depression, interventions that help caregivers cope with pre-death grief are urgently needed. The webinar presents the development of a grief-specific intervention for caregivers and its integration into a larger CBT-based program. The application of intervention strategies is illustrated using a case example and insights into the effectiveness of the program are provided. A short scale for the assessment of pre-death grief is also introduced.

Description

Pre-death grief is among the most debilitating aspects of caring for a loved one with dementia. Grief is a natural response to witnessing changes in the care recipient’s personality and experiencing multiple losses in the relationship with the person over the course of the disease. However, caregivers are often unaware that their painful emotional, cognitive, and physical experiences are related to grief or try to avoid such reactions. In the light of findings that pre-death grief is related to caregiver burden and depression, interventions that help caregivers cope with pre-death grief are urgently needed.

The webinar presents the development of a grief-specific intervention for caregivers and its integration into a larger CBT-based program. The application of intervention strategies is illustrated using a case example and insights into the effectiveness of the program are provided. A short scale for the assessment of pre-death grief is also introduced. 

Webinar recorded on December 14, 2018.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the origin and characteristics of pre-death grief in dementia caregivers
  • Recall how symptoms of pre-death grief can be assessed
  • Recognize how grieving caregivers can be successfully supported with a cognitive-behavioral intervention program 

About the Presenter

Dr. phil. Dipl.-Psych. Franziska Meichsner is a post-doctoral researcher at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and a Visiting Research Scientist at the Center for Complicated Grief. She has a strong interest in Complicated Grief, non-death losses, and mental health in caregivers of people with dementia and older adults. Her work focuses on the development and evaluation of psychological interventions and the identification of mechanisms of change in psychotherapy. Dr. Meichsner is also a cognitive-behavioral therapist with an interest in psychotherapy for older adults and third-wave approaches to CBT. She studied Psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and Tulane University, New Orleans and received her PhD in 2016.

Continuing Education

American Psychological Association

The Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Prolonged Grief maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Note: Many state boards recognize the APA approval. Please check with your state licensing board.

New York State Education Department

  1. NYSED State Board for Psychology recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0150).
  2. NYSED Board for Social Work recognizes the Center for Prolonged as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW‐0727).
  3. NYSED State Board for Mental Health Practitioners recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0104) and licensed marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0080).

Note: Non-NYS social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other professionals, please check with your state licensing board. Many states have recognized our continuing education programs as we are at a CSWE-accredited institution and part of a regionally accredited university. 

Course Curriculum
Managing Pre-Death Grief
  • Watch the webinar
    00:00
  • Take the post-test

About the instructors

0 (0 ratings)

2 Courses

6 students

0 (0 ratings)

8 Courses

0 students

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, educators, and clinicians committed to improving the lives of grievers by deepening knowledge and understanding of grief, adaptation to loss, and prolonged grief disorder (PGD) through research, training, and community outreach.
0 (0 ratings)

31 Courses

197 students

$30.00

Material Includes

  • Webinar recording (view-only)
Durations: 1 hour
Lectures: 1
Students: Max 0
Level: All Levels
Language: English
Certificate: Yes

Material Includes

  • Webinar recording (view-only)

Requirements

  • A post-test score ≥ 70% is required to receive continuing education credit and a certificate of completion.

Audience

  • Health and mental health professionals
  • Graduate students in an accredited health or mental health program