204: Updated Diagnosis and Evidence-based Treatment of Complicated Grief: Ramifications of the Aftermath of COVID-19 and DSM-5-TR Revisions Affecting Individuals and Families
The three years of COVID-19 and other difficult, traumatic circumstances have created a significantly higher number of bereaved people experiencing delayed grieving, either directly or indirectly. The DSM-5-TR (recently revised) now recognizes Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) as an official diagnosis which positively impacts the accuracy of diagnosis and insurance reimbursement. In this workshop, participants will compare the DSM-5-TR’s and the ICD-11’s definitions of prolonged grief and discuss appropriate diagnostic tests for PGD. The presenters will highlight evidence-based research studies that strongly recommend the CBT approach to treat prolonged grief and the three primary treatment frameworks of CBT with client goals and behaviors to help work through grief. To apply the content of prolonged grief treatment for clinical use by psychologists and licensed mental health professionals, participants will analyze case studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of CBT treatment in prolonged grief and give some techniques to help Christian clients with faith questions and spiritual unrest.
- Describe the criteria in the revised DSM-5-TR for Prolonged Grief Disorder in comparison with the ICD-11 and explain helpful methods using the Prolonged Grief Assessment tools to determine a client’s grief status appropriate for the PGD diagnosis
- Analyze the evidence-based CBT therapy treatment protocols that are recommended as a framework to treat a client diagnosed with PGD and why these are particularly helpful to psychologists and licensed mental health professionals
- Describe the evidence-based CBT strategies which provide goals and concurrent behaviors for clients to implement as adapted to their unique circumstances to promote a healthy mental health and spiritual perspective for their grief journeys
021. Identifying and Treating Moral Injury in the Setting of Trauma Copy
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus of this workshop will be on “moral injury” in the setting of moderate to severe trauma. Moral injury is a relatively new term in the psychological world, although it is closely related to what used to be called...
018. Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders: Effective Strategies Based on Neurobiologically-informed Treatment
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary A large part of clinical work with individuals, couples, and families involves frustrating situations where clients diagnosed with personality disorders make the same mistakes repetitively and thereby cause much pain and...
007. When Loving Him is Hurting You: Hope and Help for Women Dealing with Narcissism and Emotional Abuse
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary We live in a “me-centered” culture, with many selfishly asserting their “rights” and powering over others in the process. This epidemic of selfishness, entitlement, and emotional immaturity fuels narcissism and marital...
101: Emerging Gender Identities Among Youth
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary This workshop will address trends in care for minors who experience diverse gender identities. The presenter will discuss transgender experiences and emerging gender identities, such as gender non-binary, pangender,...
102: The End of Mental Illness
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary This workshop will discard an outdated, stigmatizing paradigm and replace it with a modern, brain-based, whole-person program rooted in science and hope. Based on the world’s largest functional brain imaging database, Dr....
103: When Trust Has Been Broken: The Road Map to Repairs
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Pornography, adultery, addictions, and abuse destroy marital trust. Reconciliation is always the hoped for goal. But what are the specific steps needed to rebuild broken trust? What are the therapeutic and personal mile...