On-Demand: Grief and Loss Amidst COVID-19: Empowering Clients to Overcome Unprecedented Challenges - 5 CEUs

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  • CEs: 5 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 5 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT).
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $115
  • Presented by: Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D.

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss different theoretical frameworks for grief and loss.
  • Define the different types of grief and loss.
  • Examine grief and loss unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss potential mental health outcomes related to pandemic losses.
  • Utilize 3 interventions to support clients in adapting to multiple losses.
  • Identify cultural issues that impact the grief process.
  • Develop a plan for how to integrate skills into clinical practice.

Workshop Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has become the leading cause of death worldwide. New estimates project that the worldwide death toll will reach almost 3 million by January 1, 2021. Grief and traumatic loss during COVID-19 encompasses more than COVID-related patient death. Rates of death by suicide and drug-related deaths by overdose have increased during the pandemic. Physical distancing and other COVID-19 protocols have engendered ambiguous losses including the absence of traditional/cultural rituals in the grieving process, abrupt separation from friends and loved ones, job and financial loss, and loss of child care. The absence of significant changes in family roles and division of labor cause significant relationship strain, hamper relationship intimacy, and shift identity. Many who have contracted COVID-19 are socially stigmatized. The prolonged nature of these losses place clients at risk for complex bereavement disorder as well as other prolonged psychiatric symptoms and isolation. Dr. Bethea-Walsh will discuss therapeutic tools to support clients to manage suffering and to make meaning in the mourning process.

Presented by: Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D.

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. She completed a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health and Addictions Psychology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

She is currently the owner of Bethea Consulting and Psychological Services, P.C. (Bethea CPS), a private practice located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a Psychologist, she specializes in delivering evidence-based, culturally-sensitive interventions to treat problematic substance use, substance use disorders, stress related to racial and sexual identity development, relationship concerns, grief and loss, depression, anxiety (including performance anxiety), insomnia, weight loss, chronic pain and illness management.

Her trainings are fast-paced, highly informative and interactive. For more information about Dr. Bethea-Walsh, her clinical work and workshop experience, go to: http://www.betheacps.com

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "The presenter was fabulous- incredibly informative, held my attention and her voice was so warm. She had an amazing playlist!" - LM, APC
  • "Great information on grief, especially during this time." - SS, APC
  • "The presentation was great! Dr. Bethea-Walsh did a great job presenting the material in a way that was interactive and informative." - MM, LMSW
  • "Well informed and organized. Thank you so much...very helpful!" - PM, LPC
  • "This workshop was great and very informative. I really enjoyed the class. This was the first and not the last time taking course with Knowledge Tree." - SB, LPC
  • "Thank you! It was well worth my time." - ED, LCSW
  • "Very well organized, researched and useful." - JW, LPC

5 Core or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: This workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live/synchronous and on-demand/asynchronous) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple viewing options.
    • Licensed in another state as a Psychologist? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding on-demand ("asynchronous") webinars.
  • Counselors: This workshop was previously approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval #2021-01-08-279LW.
    • Georgia Counselors: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop was previously approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #010521.
    • Georgia Social Workers: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop was previously approved for 5 CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #001-2021.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have National Approval for all of our courses through the American Psychological Association (APA), so this workshop should satisfy your “Related Hours” option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules and regulations.
  • The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists & Ethics: For all Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars are considered "Related" hours. Related hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Please see our Live Webinars for more synchronous options if needed. And for details regarding this new rule (Oct 2020) from the Secretary of State, click here.

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