Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season
Presented by Sarah Benson, LSW, LPC
The holiday season often elicits feelings of dread and anxiety for those suffering from grief and loss. Everyone experiences loss in some form, whether it be the loss of a loved one, a job, a significant relationship, or dealing with chronic illness. These losses become especially difficult to process during the holiday season. Attendees will explore theoretical approaches, clinical skills, and practical interventions for children and adults who experience grief and loss with a focus on grief during the holiday season. This training will prepare therapists to guide clients through the grieving process and find meaning in the midst of loss.
- Describe 5 contrasting theories of the grieving process
- Summarize research relevant to effective grief counseling
- Identify at least 5 practical ways for clients to blend mourning and celebration during the holidays
2.0 hours of continuing education credit will be available to those who complete the entire course presentation, take and pass the post-test (70% of questions, at a minimum, must be answered correctly), and complete a course evaluation.