Grief: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Friday, October 15th, 2021
11:30 to 1:00 pm
FREE for Desert CAMFT members, 1.5 CEUs
$20 for Non-Members
Presenter: Glendon Geikie, LMFT
Grief can be isolating, both experiencing it as an individual or vicariously in support of a client. It is important to witness another’s grief, but to also have mentors and information to offer opportunities for self-awareness and support. Unfortunately, in our fast-paced society, and in a world that is grieving continuously due to the pandemic, we can find ourselves alone in either our own grief or in our client’s grief, stuck and recycling the same thoughts and feelings, never experiencing a break in intensity or healing. In this presentation, you'll learn the roadmap to compassionately and effectively coach others in grief. When you have the right tools and the experience to confidently guide people in grief not only will you see their lives dramatically change, but you will feel less overwhelmed, stuck and triggered.
Based on the learning in this course, participants will be able to:
1. Get an in-depth understanding of death, dying, trauma and grief, specifically identify 5 types of grief
2. Learn the concrete needs of the grieving and how to help others remember with more love than pain
3. Resource to combat the most common setbacks that follow a loss
4. Learn how to build strong connections with your grieving clients
5. Learn more about your own relationship to grief and loss and how to serve others who are grieving without depleting yourself
Glendon Muir Geikie, MSW, End of Life Doula: Glendon is a clinical social worker trained at Smith College School for Social work. He practiced psychotherapy in a private practice in Massachusetts for 40 years. He was also trained and practiced as a mediator. He has a certificate in family therapy from Smith and received specialized training in group therapy. He has worked with people at all age levels across the diagnostic spectrum, including trauma, and his mediation work was primarily with people and families facing divorce. After his retirement from social work he volunteered in hospice which motivated him to train as an End Of Life Doula. This work involves facing grief at many levels both for the person who is dying and their loved ones.