Death, Dying & Bereavement: New Strategies for Clients & Their Families …- Ligia M Houben
Death is inevitable. Looking into the face of death is one of the scariest and most emotional battles that your clients will ever have to go through. Are you ready and able to guide your clients through their death, or the death of a loved one?
Join Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, and she’ll walk you through how to best help your client and your client’s family cope with dying and bereavement. You’ll learn new techniques for processing and normalizing grief, as well as strategies to help your clients create meaningful rituals and get the most out of their hospice care.
You’ll finish this seminar having gained new insights into the needs of the dying, including the emotional need to have difficult conversations with family members who may not yet be ready to accept that their loved one is dying. You’ll obtain new tools to address death anxiety and learn how culture and spirituality shape your client’s end-of-life experiences.
Register today to transform the way you treat clients struggling with death, dying and bereavement.
- Analyze and explain how different perspectives on the afterlife affect individual responses to death and bereavement.
- Develop strategies to assist clients and their caregivers with end-of-life preparation.
- Utilize tools and strategies to normalize grief and to aid clients and their caregivers in processing grief.
CONTEMPORARY ATTITUDES TOWARD DEATH & DYING
- Death anxiety (Thanatophobia) or death acceptance?
- The new death awareness movement
- Clinicians’ attitudes toward death & dying
THE DYING PATIENT & THEIR FAMILY SYSTEM
- Terminal illness is a family matter
- The dying trajectory
- Forgiveness, love & emotional healing at the end of life
- How belief in the afterlife effects death
- Anticipatory grief & preparatory grief
PREPARING FOR THE END OF LIFE
- Validate & help to process emotions
- Assist in addressing spiritual needs
- Pain management & comfort
- Legal documents & advanced care planning
CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENTS & INTERVENTIONS
- Assess death anxiety
- Tools for processing & normalizing grief
- Meaningful rituals for patients & families
- Considerations for cancer patients