October 13, 2020; 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Per the Indian Health Service, “Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something important. Development, culture, family, and other factors strongly influence how people experience, mourn, cope with, and heal from loss. This webinar will provide guidelines for the risk assessment (including suicide risk and safety planning), differential diagnosis (normal grief reactions, Complicated Grief, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder) and diagnosis-specific evidence-based treatment (Complicated Grief Treatment, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for loss-related Depression) of those who survive the traumatic- often violent – death of a loved one. Using case examples, the presenter will illustrate how to employ these guidelines to determine if diagnosis-specific evidence-based treatment therapy is clinically indicated and the importance of using a warm handoff to make appropriate referrals.”
The webinar will focus on the following learning objectives:
1. Examine grief responses related to traumatic death.
2. Employ guidelines for risk assessment and differential diagnosis of survivors of traumatic death.
3. Determine when diagnosis-specific evidence-based treatment is clinically indicated and use a warm handoff to make appropriate referrals.