Grief looks different in a child.
When a child loses someone, it’s a lifelong loss. Not only have they lost someone important, they often become isolated in their pain, confusion, and self-blame. Safety and security have been replaced by trauma and anxiety.
Their understanding of death, and responses to the grief that follows, are largely influenced by their developmental level, making their treatment much different from that of an adult.
Many clinicians are unprepared…a child’s unique grief leaving them struggling in session.
This live webinar featuring grief expert, author, and speaker Erica H. Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT provides you with the assessment and treatment strategies you need to help your most vulnerable clients.
Watch Dr. Sirrine and discover how you can:
Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counselling Specialist (CGCS-CA) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counselling with today’s youth. Professional standards apply. Visit Evergreen Certifications for details.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get the skills you need to make a difference for your young clients.
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|Manual - 2-Day Certification Course on Grief Counseling for Children & Adolescents (1.6 MB)||65 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Dr. Erica Sirrine is a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement. She earned a PhD in social work and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Sirrine has conducted and published research on grief and bereavement, including a study on college student experiences of loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic that was published in OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying and featured in TIME magazine. She maintains a blog on grief and is the author of Sammy’s Story, an anticipatory grief counseling book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a parent.
Dr. Sirrine has extensive expertise providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing illness and loss. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional health of clients and currently serves as the director of social work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Sirrine frequently presents seminars on bereavement and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops.
Financial: Erica Sirrine has employment relationships with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Southeastern University. She receives royalties as a published author. Erica Sirrine receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Erica Sirrine is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers, the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.
Critical Concepts for Treating Grieving Children & Adolescents
Assessment of Grief & Loss in Children & Adolescents
Normal vs. Abnormal Responses to Loss in Children and Adolescents
Traumatic Grief in Children & Adolescents
The Role of Attachment in Childhood Grief
Anticipatory Grief Counselling
Individual Interventions to Help Children Reconcile Losses & Discover Hope
School-Based and Group Interventions
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