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Thu, Feb 22

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Utilizing the Dual Process Model of Coping as a Tool to Help System Involved Youth Adapt to Significant Loss

Wendy Kessler, MSW, FT

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Utilizing the Dual Process Model of Coping as a Tool to Help System Involved Youth Adapt to Significant Loss
Utilizing the Dual Process Model of Coping as a Tool to Help System Involved Youth Adapt to Significant Loss

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Wendy Kessler, MSW, FT

Training Description

The Dual Process Model of Coping is an evidence-based tool that offers insight into why adapting to significant loss feels destabilizing as we process unwanted changes. This training will increase the effectiveness of your support strategies with system involved youth and families by explaining how knowledge of the Dual Process Model of Coping enables you to select supportive techniques that align with grieving patterns for non-death as well as death losses. Participants will be informed through presenter instruction, a slide presentation, a learning activity, and explanation of supportive techniques. To increase participant engagement and content retention, the presenter will also utilize the chat box, reaction emojis, guided participant discussion, and Questions & Response.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

● Be able to identify and explain 1 grief model that helps normalize grief processing.

● Be able to identify and explain 3 key principles that help us understand how system involved youth and their families can adapt to significant loss.

● Acquire 5 techniques to help system involved youth adopt healthy processing patterns to adapt to loss.

Agenda

10:00-10:10am  Welcome & Introductions

10:10-10:50am  Educational Presentation: Dual Process Model of Coping

● All loss is processed as grief

● Typical Grieving is Oscillation

● Loss Orientation

● Restoration Orientation

● Dual Process Model & Attachment Theory - together they inform which strategies are most useful to facilitate grief processing

10:50-11:10am  Learning Activity: “Daring & Caring”, a grief support technique

● Applying technique to support children processing significant loss

● Applying technique to teens processing significant loss

11:20-11:50am  Strategies Which Help Youth Oscillate

● For Children

  ○ Strategy for processing loss orientation

  ○ Strategy for processing restoration orientation

● For Teens

  ○ Strategy for processing loss orientation

  ○ Strategy for processing restoration orientation

11:50am-12:00pm  Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Wendy Kessler, MSW, FT is a Grief Specialist. She is credentialed as a Fellow in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and grief) by the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and is certified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Wendy’s approach to grief work is characterized by nonjudgmental, compassionate, strength- based counseling; as well as the belief that grieving - an essential life skill that enables us to adapt to unwanted change and grow through loss - can be learned. Her support services include individual counseling, group facilitation, team training, and corporate consulting. When the path forward through loss is uncertain, it helps to have a guide. You can learn more about Wendy or contact her at her website: www.griefguideconsulting.com.

This course meets the qualifications for (2) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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