This session will assist professionals in understanding the unique aspects of family grief while experiencing addiction within the family and coping with a substance-related death. After this session, participants will be able to:
Articulate common modern grief theories in contrast to the traditional stage mode of grief and their applications in cases of addiction and overdose.
Describe the unique aspects of the disenfranchised grief experience of family members and friends who have lost a loved one to addiction.
Apply evidence-informed principles of grief support to family members of those experiencing ambiguous grief as a result of addiction and the grief of a substance use death.
This session is approved for:
3 Category I Social Work CEUs
3 Category A LCPC CEUs
Date and Time:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9 – 12:30
3600 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211
[After registration, keep an eye out for follow-up information on parking and location.]
Who is the intended audience?
This session was designed for professionals working with addictions and/or clients grieving the loss of a loved one due to overdose. However, anyone interested in learning more about these topics is invited to register.
WYG is approved to offer 3 Category I CEUs for this session
II. Welcome and Introduction
III. Overview of modern grief theory
IV. Ambiguous Grief: Grieving someone who is still alive
V. Disenfranchised grief: The impact of stigma, shame, and isolation
VI. Grief practice and family care: Working with families in addiction and after a death due to overdose
VII. Wrap-up and close
Please email [email protected] with questions about this event.