VP of Education & Strategic Development California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals Sacramento, California
Explore the stages of grief and loss and gain greater understanding of the process to help clients get back on their feet while mourning. Learn how grief is a response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or some living thing that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, grief has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, while grief is the reaction to that loss.
Identify the five stages of grief as identified in the Kubler-Ross model.
Discuss strategies and exercises that can be used when dealing with grief and loss.
Explain the spectrum of effects caused by grief and loss.