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Join us for a complimentary educational program that  combines a moderated discussion, informative interviews, and additional complimentary learning materials (95-minute video presentation, plus 30-minute local panel Q & A).

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Ryan Ranch Outpatient Campus | Conference Room
2 Upper Ragsdale Building D, Suite D230 A & B (Poppy & Lupine Conf. Rm.) | Monterey, CA

Cost: Free

Registration is required.  Seating limited.

Includes Breakfast & 2.0 hrs of CE Credits


Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth is an inspirational program about positive change and action by the bereaved in the aftermath of loss. The program is appropriate for all professionals working in hospice and palliative care, counselors, clergy, funeral professionals, and any professional whose practice involves the bereaved.

Although we have little choice about loss and the ensuing grief, we do retain choice on whether we will grow up or down, or grow bitter or better, as a result of our loss. This program explores the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but also growth. The presentation addresses the phenomena of post traumatic growth, noting research on the concept as well as strategies professionals can use in assisting grieving individuals. In addition, individuals struggling with loss will learn self-help strategies as they cope with loss.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define post-traumatic growth and differentiate it from resilience;
  • Identify factors associated with resilience and post-traumatic growth;
  • Discuss six possible and identified areas of growth;
  • Describe ways that support groups can facilitate post-traumatic growth;
  • Describe appropriate interventive strategies that encourage post-traumatic growth;
  • Identify self-help strategies that can assist individuals who are grieving to grow even as they grieve.

Expert Panelists: Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv, Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT and Richard Tedeschi, PhD, Moderated by Frank Sesno.

 2 hours of CE credit for a wide variety of professional boards including nursing, social work, family physician, counselor, nursing home administrator, funeral director, and more at no charge to attendees.

*Continuing Education Credits provided by Hospice Foundation of America

A complete list of professional board approvals is available at http://hospicefoundation.org/getattachment/HFA-Products/Transforming-Loss/Board-Approvals_cmb.pdf.aspx

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves organizations to be providers of continuing education. According to their website (http://www.bbs.ca.gov/) they recognize the following agencies; which HFA does have approval for: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) [NASW also recognizes MFTs], Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Sponsored by:

The Paul Mortuary

Dignity Memorial