2012 Bereavement Conference (CEUs for Nurses, Administrators, SW, Prof. Counselors & Morticians)

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Date(s) - September 6, 2012
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD

Contact Info:
301-921-4401, ext 187 [email protected] http://conference12.eventbrite.com/


Montgomery Hospice presents “Lessons of Loss: Rewriting Stories of Bereavement”
Presented by Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 8:00am-4:45pm
Location: The Universities at Shady Grove (Conference and Event Center, Bldg 2)
Registration: Online at http://conference12.eventbrite.com/
General Registration: $110
Registration with CEUs: $120
Walk-in registration is available at $125/$135 (w/CEUs) as space permits. Any individuals registering after August 31, 2012 must pay the walk-in fee.
The REGISTRATION DEADLINE for mail-in and online is Friday, AUGUST 31, 2012.

Who should attend?
Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clergy, Bereavement Counselors, Funeral Directors, Volunteers and others interested in end-of-life topics.

Continuing Education Units:
*To receive your continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire session.
• Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland: 6 CEUs, Category I
• Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists: 6 CEUs, Category A
• Maryland State Board of Morticians: 6 CEUs pending
• American Nurses Credentialing Center: 6 contact hours pending
• National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards: 6 clock hours and 6 participant hours.

This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1. Identify the key features of complicated grief that distinguish it from adaptive grieving after a major loss
2. Describe the impact of traumatic bereavement on the survivor’s psychological and spiritual functioning
3. Distinguish restorative retelling of the “event story” of the death as a healing practice from rumination and traumatic repetition
4. Summarize the key ingredients of complicated grief therapy and evidence for its superiority over conventional psychotherapy with bereaved clients
5. Discuss guidelines for therapeutic journals that help clients master negative emotions and find meaning and perspective in the wake of loss
6. Analyze virtual dream stories to discern key themes and resources for the metaphoric integration of real-life losses to contribute to cultural maturation.

Questions? Please contact Diane Sickles at [email protected] or 301-921-4401 x187