Exploration of societal norms about grief during the holidays and critical self-care strategies

Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Grief during the holidays just hits us differently… when there are so many expectations for us to feel ‘merry and bright’, grief can be particularly isolating and challenging during important holidays. This course will explore some of the societal norms and factors which shape our unconscious beliefs and responses to grief (encompassing all kinds of grief, not just grief relating to illness or death), including discussion about common myths about bereavement and how they impact the grieving process. This course also covers critical self-care strategies for managing the social pressures and creative ideas to help clients manage their grief around holidays.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Explain the terms complicated grief, disenfranchised grief, and traumatic grief; Describe three or more biopsychosocialspiritual factors which affect a person’s response to bereavement and grief; List three or more activities or approaches clients can utilize to manage their grief around the holidays

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; users can re-test up to three times. After three attempts, users are advised to re-listen to the audio course in its entirety and then subsequently re-test. Psychologists who are seeking CE credit may not be awarded credit if they attempt to pass the post-test more than three times.)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content. The instructor references their own resources as a potential option for further learning.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewer and Interviewee

Dr. Londyn Miller, LMFT

Grief Expert; Certified Master Life Coach

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Londyn Miller received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Washington State University. Subsequently, Dr. Miller earned her Doctoral degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

As an empath, Dr. Miller utilizes her sensitivity and attention to body language, emotions, and subtle energy systems to help clients get to the root of their issues. Dr. Miller helps clients find solutions and regain their balance with an understanding of social justice, generational and systemic trauma, the mind-body connection, spirituality, and a psychodynamic therapeutic approach.

Artists, creative professionals, Highly Sensitive People, and underserved populations (ex: women, men of color, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+) are especially drawn to Dr. Miller’s work. Dr. Miller is versed in providing a compassionate, soul-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally affirming approach. Please visit her at DrLondynMiller.com.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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