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Grief: Strategies for Working with Grieving Children
10 CEUs 8 Strategies for Working with Grieving Children

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Social Worker CEU, Psychologist CE, Counselor CEU, MFT CEU

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three aspects of denial in children.
-Name three aspects of anger in children.
-Describe three concepts of guilt in grieving children.
-List three aspects of murder that affect children.
-Identify two signs of complicated grief and depression following loss.
-List three concepts of fear in grief process.
-Name two ways to involve children in the change that results from loss.
-Name three aspects regarding children's adjustment after a loss.
-Discuss three parenting guidelines related to treating traumatized children.
-Explain the manifestation of children's hyperactivity resulting from loss.
-Name four types of separation distress in children.
-Explain two topics regarding defense mechanisms in children's grief.
-Identify three techniques regarding complicated grief in children.
-Discuss two topics in relation to solving childhood grief as an adult.
-Explain the result of unresolved childhood grief and perception of vulnerability to loss.
-Explain loss of the "infantile object" or loss of the "fantasized self."
-Explain what factors associated with bereavement lead to adult depression.
-Explain the main challenge for a CCT therapist.
-Explain what was found in a study performed by Weller and colleagues related to the comparison of the manifestation of depression in bereaved children and a sample of clinically depressed children.
-Explain the signs of depression in a child up to age three.
-Explain the signs of adolescent suicide.
-Explain during the introduction session of CBT, what is the focus of a brief parent-only segment.
-Explain what is inhibited by children dealing with grief complicated by symptoms of PTSD avoiding painful and intrusive thoughts.
-Explain which sex shows higher rates of overall psychological difficulties.
-Explain the continuous line or "scribble" technique and its purpose with bereaved children.
-Explain what stages of grief working with the Arts helps a child move through.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


CEU Continuing Education for
Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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