Practical advice for supporting the ongoing grieving process during the pandemic, including discussion of a wide array of losses

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    You're grieving, our clients are grieving, everyone is grieving. People across the world have been experiencing a wide range of losses caused by the pandemic, including COVID-19-related deaths, the loss of events like graduations and planned trips, and the loss of what-once-was. Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, is a grief expert, having worked as a hospice social worker for decades, and she provides an easy-to-digest framework for what you need to know and what to do/what not to do with clients as they grieve. This course explores the many types of losses relating to the pandemic, and gives clinicians straightforward and practical clinical interventions. Strategies to help therapists/counselors avoid and respond to grief burnout/compassion fatigue are also shared.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List three or more ‘to-do’ or ‘do-not-do’ clinical interventions to encourage healthy processing of grief; Describe the benefits of both naming and processing non-death-related losses; Explain the applications, strengths, and limitations of the Kubler-Ross grief model


    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: Enroll in this free course and create a free Clearly Clinical account
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Log into your Clearly Clinical account and achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and 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 audio podcast interview, which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via the course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor. Jill is the author of grief-related books and articles, which she mentions as a potential resource during this course.

  • 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.

  • Course Access Expiration

    Please note that you will have access to this free course for 30 days from when you sign up. If your access lapses, you are able to re-enroll.

Expert Interviewee and Interviewer

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

Grief Specialist

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, is the CEO and Clinical Director of Central Counseling Services in Riverside. She is a certified Grief Recovery Facilitator, and specializes in grief and loss, dementia, trauma, and adoption issues. She has more than a decade of experience with hospice and trains therapists and social workers in areas that include correctly treating childhood trauma, grief and loss, and dementia care. She holds a BA from UC Riverside, and her MSW from the University of South Florida. Jill is the creator of Your Path Through Grief, which is a year-long, comprehensive grief support program, and the author of the soon to be published books “Don’t Grieve like that! How to grieve your way from a rebellious widow” and the children’s book “Someone is sick- how do I say goodbye?” She is a member of the Purple Cities coalition in Riverside and facilitates a dementia support group monthly.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT #80500

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias 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. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who does Clearly Clinical's audio work, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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