Compassionate Bereavement CareĀ® Certification Telluride

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Compassionate Bereavement CareĀ® Certification

Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ® is brought to you by theĀ Center for Loss and TraumaĀ in partnership with the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust.

Join us for a four-day, intensive training program taught by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore,Ā approved for 30 continuing education hours in Telluride, Colorado.

Telluride CBC Certification Course Information

Date:
August 22-25, 8am-5pm each day

Address:
455 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO 81435

Lodging:
ā€¢ This is in the town of Mountain Village, connected to the town of Telluride by a free gondola (or a 20-minute drive)
ā€¢ It is recommended to find lodging in Mountain Village for those who need it. Lodging in Telluride would also work.

Meals:
Coffee, tea, and vegan lunch will be provided each day. Breakfast and dinner are on your own.

Preparedness:
Mountain Village is at 9,500ft elevation. Remember to stay well-hydrated! For those coming from sea-level, it is recommended to schedule one night at around 5,000ft (Denver, Montrose, Grand Junction, Durango, or Cortez, CO) to acclimate before arriving in Telluride.

The Art of Grief Counseling Informed by Science

Are you a mental health provider, social worker, psychologist, nurse, physician, spiritual leader/counselor, school counselor, or other licensed professional who wishes to learn how to truly help those suffering from the traumatic death of a loved one? Do you work with bereaved parents or grieving family members after suicide, homicide, accidents, or other losses?

You can help in your community. The MISS Foundation, an international nonprofit group which aids parents whose children die, and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust receive calls and emails from around the world every day looking for competent clinicians who can help guide them through the dark abyss of traumatic grief. Unfortunately, there are few clinicians who specialize in this very unique and painful type of loss. Our foundations are partnering to bring this important, timely INTENSIVE four-day training in traumatic grief to providers around the world. Itā€™s a RARE opportunity to become a Certified Provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care (R), a mindfulness-based non-medicalized approach to traumatic grief, with trainings held in stunning Telluride, Colorado (30 CEUs offered).

What is traumatic grief?

Current literature recognizes traumatic grief as the death of a baby or child, violent death, suicide, homicide, and untimely deaths.

How does this certification help?

We believe that counseling those affected by traumatic grief is an art that is informed by science.

The Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ® is AN INTENSIVE FOUR-DAY training program. You will feel better prepared to help clients and patients suffering these losses. In addition, preliminary evidence suggests this model helps prevent vicarious trauma and improve psychosocial outcomes for providers.

Offering 30 continuing education credits, this ONE-OF-A-KIND, SPECIALIZED program, prepares you for an in-demand field of training often overlooked in graduate and post-graduate training. Once approved, you will be added to our database of certified providers. You can expect to learn the biological/brain, psychological/emotional, social/interpersonal, and spiritual/existential effects of traumatic grief on individuals, families, communities, and generations. You will be better prepared to work with a highly specialized and vulnerable population. In addition, you will also have an opportunity to explore the latest empirical research on mindfulness, grief, self-care and compassion and the short and long-term benefits to self and other.

One grieving mother, treated by a provider trained in our approach said, ā€œIā€™d been to four different counselorsā€¦ and felt hopeless. She gave me back my life and cannot be more grateful to have learned to live in both grief and love.ā€

What is the pedagogical model of the training? The model we use is actually more of a framework based in the art of full presence. ATTEND (attunement, trust, therapeutic touch, egalitarianism, nuance, and death education) is a mindful and evidence-based, culturally sensitive paradigm for compassionate care to the traumatically bereaved which does not pathologize grief (Thieleman & Cacciatore, 2013;Ā Cacciatore, 2010;Ā Cacciatore & Flint, 2011;Ā Cacciatore & Thieleman, 2012;Ā Thieleman & Cacciatore, 2014). This model has been shown to reduce depressive, anxious, and trauma symptomatology in both clients and clinicians.

30 continuing education credits provided. This training is being held in Telluride CO, one of the most beautiful and sought after vacation cities in the world. Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider # PCE234). Please allow approximately 8-10 weeks for CEUā€™s to be processed following the course.

Compassionate Bereavement CareĀ® Certification

Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ® is brought to you by theĀ Center for Loss and TraumaĀ in partnership with the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust.

Join us for a four-day, intensive training program taught by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore,Ā approved for 30 continuing education hours in Telluride, Colorado.

Telluride CBC Certification Course Information

Date:
August 22-25, 8am-5pm each day

Address:
455 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO 81435

Lodging:
ā€¢ This is in the town of Mountain Village, connected to the town of Telluride by a free gondola (or a 20-minute drive)
ā€¢ It is recommended to find lodging in Mountain Village for those who need it. Lodging in Telluride would also work.

Meals:
Coffee, tea, and vegan lunch will be provided each day. Breakfast and dinner are on your own.

Preparedness:
Mountain Village is at 9,500ft elevation. Remember to stay well-hydrated! For those coming from sea-level, it is recommended to schedule one night at around 5,000ft (Denver, Montrose, Grand Junction, Durango, or Cortez, CO) to acclimate before arriving in Telluride.

The Art of Grief Counseling Informed by Science

Are you a mental health provider, social worker, psychologist, nurse, physician, spiritual leader/counselor, school counselor, or other licensed professional who wishes to learn how to truly help those suffering from the traumatic death of a loved one? Do you work with bereaved parents or grieving family members after suicide, homicide, accidents, or other losses?

You can help in your community. The MISS Foundation, an international nonprofit group which aids parents whose children die, and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust receive calls and emails from around the world every day looking for competent clinicians who can help guide them through the dark abyss of traumatic grief. Unfortunately, there are few clinicians who specialize in this very unique and painful type of loss. Our foundations are partnering to bring this important, timely INTENSIVE four-day training in traumatic grief to providers around the world. Itā€™s a RARE opportunity to become a Certified Provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care (R), a mindfulness-based non-medicalized approach to traumatic grief, with trainings held in stunning Telluride, Colorado (30 CEUs offered).

What is traumatic grief?

Current literature recognizes traumatic grief as the death of a baby or child, violent death, suicide, homicide, and untimely deaths.

How does this certification help?

We believe that counseling those affected by traumatic grief is an art that is informed by science.

The Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ® is AN INTENSIVE FOUR-DAY training program. You will feel better prepared to help clients and patients suffering these losses. In addition, preliminary evidence suggests this model helps prevent vicarious trauma and improve psychosocial outcomes for providers.

Offering 30 continuing education credits, this ONE-OF-A-KIND, SPECIALIZED program, prepares you for an in-demand field of training often overlooked in graduate and post-graduate training. Once approved, you will be added to our database of certified providers. You can expect to learn the biological/brain, psychological/emotional, social/interpersonal, and spiritual/existential effects of traumatic grief on individuals, families, communities, and generations. You will be better prepared to work with a highly specialized and vulnerable population. In addition, you will also have an opportunity to explore the latest empirical research on mindfulness, grief, self-care and compassion and the short and long-term benefits to self and other.

One grieving mother, treated by a provider trained in our approach said, ā€œIā€™d been to four different counselorsā€¦ and felt hopeless. She gave me back my life and cannot be more grateful to have learned to live in both grief and love.ā€

What is the pedagogical model of the training? The model we use is actually more of a framework based in the art of full presence. ATTEND (attunement, trust, therapeutic touch, egalitarianism, nuance, and death education) is a mindful and evidence-based, culturally sensitive paradigm for compassionate care to the traumatically bereaved which does not pathologize grief (Thieleman & Cacciatore, 2013;Ā Cacciatore, 2010;Ā Cacciatore & Flint, 2011;Ā Cacciatore & Thieleman, 2012;Ā Thieleman & Cacciatore, 2014). This model has been shown to reduce depressive, anxious, and trauma symptomatology in both clients and clinicians.

30 continuing education credits provided. This training is being held in Telluride, Colorado, one of the most beautiful and sought after vacation cities in the world. Come a day or two early and enjoy the majesty of Sedona! Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider # PCE234). Please allow approximately 8-10 weeks for CEUā€™s to be processed following the course.

About the Course

The Art of Traumatic Grief Counseling: Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ®

The Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ® program explores and extends current evidence based practices in traumatic grief for clinicians and is based in a non-medicalized, non-pathologizing, mindfulness- approach. We teach the art of full presence and compassionate counseling informed by recent science.

Specifically, the training is based on a novel, empirically tested mindfulness-based intervention for those suffering traumatic deaths through:

  1. attunement skills
  2. building trust and safety in trauma
  3. therapeutic and culturally appropriate touch
  4. egalitarian and client-trauma centered practice
  5. nuanced intervention that focuses on trauma and culture
  6. traumatic death education which includes neurophysiological changes in clients enduring traumatic stress.

You will also explore, through a phenomenological perspective and using creativity, art, literature, poetry, indigenous wisdom, and evidence-based research, the various experiences of grief, trauma, and bereavement, practice techniques, and psychosocial care to the traumatically bereaved.

The ATTEND Model

During this course, we will integrate the ATTEND model into an examination of the micro, mezzo, and macro aspects of death and grief in contemporary society. This course will better prepare clinicians working with traumatic grief through theory, philosophy, and direct practice with individuals, families, and groups.

  1. Define and explore the concepts of vicarious, traumatic, disenfranchised, and ā€˜normalā€™ grief;
  2. Describe the immediate and long-term psychological, social, physiological, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual/existential effects of grief on individuals, families, and on providers based on the most current review of empirical literature;
  3. Learn the economic impact of such losses on individuals, families, and society;
  4. Review the history of the DSM and bereavement; Recognize and understand pharmacologic trends in treating acutely bereaved based on empirical outcomes;
  5. Describe the immediate and long-term psychological effects of infant/child/adult child/suicide/homicide death on families;
  6. Learn and understand the implementation of the ATTEND paradigm of psychosocial care for the bereaved and for self-as-clinician;
  7. Discover and practice effective psychosocial communication skills;
  8. Discuss evidence based practices around ritual and practice culturally competent care of the bereaved;
  9. Identify and co-create mindfulness and existentially based crisis and long-term interventions for bereaved clients that are culturally appropriate and reflexive;
  10. Increase understanding of grief and emotional tolerance in the process of human suffering and mourning as a normal response to the death of a beloved one;
  11. Using multiple modalities including poetry, art, and music, participants will expand their knowledge of self-care strategies to reduce vicarious trauma risk.

Certification Course Schedule

  • Etiology and epidemiology of traumatic grief
  • Definitions
  • Individual psychological, familial, spiritual, and social outcomes
  • Neurophysiology of traumatic grief
  • Economic/societal impact
  • Current care model/History of DSMs MDD and Bereavement Exclusion
  • Relevant diagnoses (MDD, AD, PTSD)
  • Pharmacologic trends in treating traumatic grief
  • Introduction of ATTEND Model: empirical studies to date
  • Trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship
  • The history and evidence around Ā therapeutic trust
  • Prudence in practice
  • Cultural considerations
  • Egalitarianism and strengths based perspective
  • Understanding partnerships and alliances in clinical practice
  • Trust and power through traumatic processing
  • Culturally sensitive trauma treatment: an empirical and anthropologic exploration
  • Death education and mortality salience
  • Acute and postvention clinical care
  • Crisis intervention
  • Selah and long-term client coping
  • Clinical skills practice
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  • Individual therapeutic practice
  • Emotional dwelling (Stolorow)
  • Vignette/practice lab
  • Family and group therapeutic practice
  • Community-based interventions
  • Vignette/practice lab
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  • Case studies/file review
  • Clinical skills practice
  • Supervision
  • Empirical evidence on self-care/compassion
  • Vicarious trauma/secondary post-traumatic stress
  • Affect tolerance and acceptance
  • Clinical practice
  • Supervision feedback
  • Course evaluation
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Compassionate Bereavement Care CertificationĀ® FAQs

When should I arrive?

We will begin promptly at 8am on Thursday morning, August 22. Please arrive by Wednesday evening.

Where should I arrive?

455 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO 81435

This is in the town of Mountain Village, connected to the town of Telluride by a free gondola (or a 20-minute drive)

It is recommended to find lodging in Mountain Village for those who need it. Lodging in Telluride would also work.

How much is it and what is included with CBC registration fee?

The cost is $995.00 for the four-day program. You will pay your own hotel fees. You may become certified with or without continuing education credits. There is an additional $275 fee for 30 CE hours and letter of acknowledgement.

Can I attend one day only?

Because of the nature of this event, please plan to attend theĀ entireĀ program.

What time does the training start and end each day?

Registration opens at 7:30 am on Thursday morning, Aug. 22. Training begins promptly at 8 a.m. on Thurs., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and all four days will last until 5pm with a 60-minute lunch break. Lunch (vegan) on-site is provided complimentary.

Do I need to have a graduate degree?

In most all cases, yes. This is a post-graduate certification program. Exceptions are for nursing, hospice, and on a case-by-case basis. If you do not have a graduate degree, please email your vita toĀ info@missfoundation.orgĀ and reference your application for the certification program.

Who should attend?

Clinicians with a graduate degree who are interested in this burgeoning field including nurses, physicians, social workers, sociologists, mortuary scientists, first responders, counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, graduate students, and others working with those who are traumatically bereaved. If you do not have a graduate degree, you will need to send a vita toĀ info@missfoundation.orgĀ for consideration.

What do I do if I need to cancel?

Send an email as soon as you know youā€™ll have to cancel toĀ info@missfoundation.org. There is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $100 by June 30, 2024. There are no refunds for cancellations after June 30, 2024.The MISS Foundation does not provide a refund for any reason after the stated cancellation date nor do we offer a refund for cancellation or withdrawal once a program has begun.