Update on CEU meetings for 2021 - The SAART board is diligently keeping a close eye on the recommendations from the medical community as well as government guidance to plan for our CEU trainings in 2021. We will most likely be continuing virtually through the year, but will make a decision about the location of each meeting on a case by case basis throughout the year in order to follow the most current guidance at the time. Please watch your inbox for information about each particular meeting.
September CEU- The Other Pandemic: Supporting Youth in Difficult Times of Disenfranchised Grief
Presenter: Renee Turner, Ph.d, LPC-S, RPT-S
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have pervasive impacts on almost every facet of society. Grief abounds, especially non-death related grief, yet non-death grief is often overlooked, minimized, or judged/shamed, leading to experiences of disenfranchised grief which has deleterious effects, particularly among pre-teens and teens. Using a discussion group format, we will identify the many components of disenfranchised and the short- and long-term impacts on relational development with an exploration into methods for clinicians to support youth individually and within the family system.
1) Define and identify markers of disenfranchised grief
2) Name the short- and long-term impacts of disenfranchised grief on development
3) Identify methods for providing relational support to pre-teens and teens during times of disenfranchised grief
About the Presenter:
Renee Turner, Ph.D., LPC-S. RPT-S is a play therapy author, researcher, and trainer who specializes in trauma, grief and loss, embodied play therapy, and play therapy supervision. She practices from a relational Gestalt framework and relies on sandtray and expressive therapies to help clients integrate experiences.