with Grieving Individuals
Earn Credit for 1 Technique Module toward
Offered by the Portland Institute.
October 16, 2020
October 19, 2020
Darcy L. Harris, RN, RSW, PhD, FT
Associate Professor and Thanatology Coordinator
King's University Collage, London, Canada
Portland Institute for Loss and Transition
Compassion-based approaches have been widely supported through recent research in the field with diverse populations. These approaches are of specific interest in bereavement due to their capacity-building effect for clinicians and clients alike. Training in compassion has demonstrated enhanced ability to tolerate distress, maintain focus, and discern clinical interventions that are appropriate for clients in a variety of contexts. Cultivating a compassionate stance provides clinicians with the opportunity to engage clients with their full attention and presence, allowing openness and receptivity for both the painful and the adaptive aspects of the client’s process.
Participants will explore the applications of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT; Gilbert) as well as the GRACE model of compassionate responding (Halifax) in working with grieving clients. The session will also include the use of a validated measure to consider the role of self-compassion in therapeutic work for both the clinician and clients.
Define compassion as it relates to the therapeutic process in bereavement-related settings;
Describe the value of cultivating compassionate awareness in clinical work with grieving clients; and
Identify compassionate practices that will enhance clinical practice skills.
COURSE PACK PROVIDED
Case study analysis for use with the Three-Circle model of emotion regulation;
Self Compassion Scale, with scoring instructions and resources;
Guided meditation for compassion cultivation in daily life; and
Rubrics for brief reflective writing that, upon completion, confers credit of 1 Technique Module leading to Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction or Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses (3 hours total activity, including 2-hour webinar and approximately 1-hour reflection).
9-11am, PDT: Portland, OR, which corresponds to 12-2pm in New York, 5-7 pm in London, and 6-8 pm in Amsterdam.
9-11am, SGT: Singapore, which corresponds to 9am-11am in Hong Kong and Perth, 12-2pm in Sydney and Melbourne, and 2pm-4pm in Auckland and Wellington.
The Zoom meeting link and the module materials will be emailed to all registrants in due course.
GRIEF TRAINING FACULTY
Darcy L. Harris, RN, RSW, PhD, FT is an Associate Professor and the Thanatology Coordinator at King’s University College in London, Canada, where she also maintains a private clinical practice specializing in issues related to change, loss, and transition. Darcy developed the undergraduate degree program in Thanatology at King’s University College. She has served on the board of directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and is a current member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. She is a series co-editor for Routledge Publishing Company’s Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series. Her publications include Counting our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life (Routledge), Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice (Routledge), Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling (Springer), The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Routledge), and Non-Death Loss and Grief: Context and Clinical Implications (Routledge). Darcy serves as a faculty mentor with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.
Darcy L. Harris,
RN, RSW, PhD, FT
For other enquiries, simply email Carolyn.