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Write Your Heart Out: Self Expression to cope with grief, loss, trauma, & stress Live Interactive Webinar
October 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
The W.H.O. recently reported COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide and called for all countries to step up mental health services and support. Additionally, the coronavirus and the public health measures designed to prevent its spread have been shown to have had a profound negative effect on many young people. Writing and poetry are powerful tools to help process and cope not only with COVID-19 effects, but also for helping those dealing with grief, loss, trauma, and stress management in general. Yet, children, teens, and the adults in their lives often avoid writing because they think they aren’t a “good writer”. Attend this workshop to help them learn tools to overcome that negative self-talk barrier. Apply the research about free-form writing to help children and teens have a positive impact on healing and the immune system. In this interactive lecture/discussion, experiential, and personal reflection workshop, we will explore and experience poetry and written activities. Caring professionals can use the activities to help families process their grief and trauma, improve coping, and prevent stress & burnout.
CE Total: 1.5
Target Audience: Counselors, Social workers, Bereavement support professionals
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Format: Live Interactive Webinar
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Implement tools to identify and heal negative self-talk that interferes with writing and poetic expression
- Utilize journaling/writing techniques to help with grief, loss, trauma, and stress.
- Utilize poetry techniques to help with grief, loss, trauma, and stress.
Michelle Post is a psychotherapist (LMFT) and coach in Los Angeles. She has specialized in grief since 2003. Her grief work has paralleled stress management teaching since 2000. Since 2007, she deepened focus on burnout prevention for professionals. In 2019, Michelle launched her own international business to coach others via live & online training, self-care retreats, and she travels to teach and consult. You can read more about her story and professional credentials at: www.PostInternationalInc.com and www.PostFamilyCounseling.com. Michelle uses transparency, vulnerability, and personal experience in her teaching like the fact that her friends have nicknamed her home, ‘The Magical Fun Palace.’
CE Provider Information:
Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by their licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend “live” (in real-time) to earn CEs. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE process, please contact Adam Carter at email@example.com or at 980-298-1155.
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7221. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Counselors completing all three sessions of this conference will receive 1.5 contact hours.
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0689. Social Workers completing this event will receive 1.5 contact hours.
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0238. Counselors completing all three sessions of this conference will receive 1.5 contact hours.
National Alliance for Children’s Grief, #1819, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. National Alliance for Children’s Grief maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/20/2022 – 07/20/2023. Counselors completing this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits.
Refund/cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Adam Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 980-298-1155. Please note that no refunds will be given.
To request accessibility accommodations: The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact Adam Carter at email@example.com or at 980-298-1155 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Attendance policy: To earn CEs for this event, you must attend the entirety of the event as demonstrated by your autogenerated login and logout time on the Zoom Webinar report and complete an online event evaluation within seven (7) days of the event. Please make sure you are signed into Zoom using the name that matches your professional license and not the name of your place of employment, as there is no way to verify your attendance after the fact if your name does not appear on the Zoom Webinar report.
Grievance policy: To view the NACG’s Continuing Education Grievance Policy, you can find it HERE.