Spiritual Care Handbook on PTSD/TBI

With the wars in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq, a new generation of military veterans has arrived home, requiring appropriate and sensitive pastoral care. This course is based on a handbook written for the Department of the Navy by The Rev. Brian Hughes and The Rev. George Handzo, entitled Spiritual Care Handbook on PTSD/TBI: The Handbook on Best Practices for the Provision of Spiritual Care to Persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. This manual begins...
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The Heart of Being Helpful

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "The Heart of Being Helpful" (2006, 179 pages). Based on Dr. Peter Breggin's more than 30 years of clinical experience as a psychiatrist and a therapist, this book illustrates the importance of developing a therapeutic bond – or healing presence – between helping professionals and their clients. The author provides useful vignettes, case studies, and perso...
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Reading the Room

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders" (2012 | 425 pages). This course aims to enrich psychologists, consultants, coaches, therapists, leaders, and all professionals’ understanding of communication within their teams through the use of structural dynamics theory. The course will offer a background in structural dynam...
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Autism: The New Spectrum of Diagnostics, Treatment & Nutrition

The purpose of this course is to trace the history of the diagnostic concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), culminating in the revised criteria of the 2013 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, with specific focus on the shift from five subtypes to a single spectrum diagnosis. It also aims to provide epidemiological prevalence estimates, identify factors that may play a role in causing ASD, and outline assessment and diagnostic processes – along...
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Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, 7th Ed

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, 7th Ed." (2013, 369 pages), a highly readable text that has become the go-to resource for thousands of mental health clinicians seeking a reliable and easy-to-reference resource detailing the indications, contraindications, and side effects of psychopharmaceuticals. Organized by diso...
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Adolescent-Adult Discrepancies on the Eating Disorder Examination: A Function of Developmental Stage or Severity of Illness?: Volume 44, Issue 6

This article exams, across studies, the observation that adolescents score lower on measures of eating disorder pathology than adults. It has been unclear whether such findings reflect discrepancies inherent to site/study or true developmental differences. The aim of this study was to determine whether age predicts subscale and diagnostic scores of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) in adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa (AN) admitted to a single research center within the same per...
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Adolescent Sleep Needs and Patterns: Research and Resource Guide

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge regarding adolescent sleep patterns, needs, and risks. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This report presents risks associated with problem sleepiness, and discusses specific sleep-related concerns for teens. The resource guide offers...
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Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C: Early Intervention Services

This course is based upon a bulletin for professionals that provides examples of lessons learned by child welfare administrators and practitioners in accessing early intervention services for children and families identified by the child welfare system. While policies and practices vary from state to state, this bulletin explains the overall importance to child welfare of the Part C Early Intervention Program and offers potential strategies to address barriers. Contact information for state an...
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Addressing the Needs of Women in Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Jail Diversion Programs

In the past 15 years, the number of women in the criminal justice system has increased 273 percent. Many of these women have multiple problems, including high rates of mental health and substance abuse problems, child rearing and parenting difficulties, health problems, and histories of violence, sexual abuse and resultant trauma. This publication highlights the Phoenix Project in Wicomico County, Maryland—a jail diversion program that focuses on the specific needs of women with severe menta...
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Addressing Student Problem Behaviors: An IEP Team's Introduction

The material for this course was written by professional IEP Team members in order to introduce and describe the concepts of functional behavioral assessment and behavior intervention plans. A combination of techniques is presented that will assist those involved in IEP work and functional assessment/intervention plans.
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Addressing Socio-Emotional Development and Infant Mental Health in Early Childhood Systems: Executive Summary

The course focuses on the social and emotional health and well-being of young children age 0-3. Policy recommendations and strategies for implementation, definitions of “infant mental health”, and frameworks for infant mental health services development are issues reviewed.
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Addressing Histories of Trauma and Victimization Through Treatment

Women in jail have often been the victims of physical or sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood. Consistent with the finding that most women with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders have histories of abuse, trauma histories can be considered the norm among women with co-occurring disorders in jail. This publication focuses on addressing histories of trauma and victimization through treatment.
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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the addictive personality and the process of addiction. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. It brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of...
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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide

This course contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms.
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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide

This course contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms.
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Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

This course adapts acceptance and commitment therapy principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. It teaches how to accept angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, one learns how to watch their anger without identifying with it. Value-ident...
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Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

This course adapts acceptance and commitment therapy principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. It teaches how to accept angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, one learns how to watch their anger without identifying with it. Value-ident...
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A - Non Ethics Template (not for publish.)

This course highlights promising race-neutral strategies and sets out information for educational institutions that are considering what best suits their circumstances based on their goals. Diversity, cultural awareness, civil rights, and educational policies are all topics covered in this course.
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ACT 101: The ACT Point of View, Theory of Language, and Basic Interventions.

This course is based on a series of web recordings covering the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Training and Therapy (ACT). Learners can watch individual chapters about the ACT point of view, theory of language and cognition, and then basic interventions based on the theory of language. The interventions presented are appropriate for a wide variety of contexts such as work, school and the clinic. The purpose of the course is to give learners grounding in the “back stage” topics of the ...
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Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives in American Education

This course highlights promising race-neutral strategies and sets out information for educational institutions that are considering what best suits their circumstances based on their goals. Diversity, cultural awareness, civil rights, and educational policies are all topics covered in this course.
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Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment with Domestic Violence Offenders

In this article, the authors discuss and evaluate a solution-focused treatment program for domestic violence offenders. Building on a strengths perspective, a solution-focused approach holds a person accountable for solutions instead of focusing on problems. The outcome study was a 1-group pre- and posttest design with a 6-month follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution-focused group treatment program for 90 domestic violence offenders who were ordered by the court to receive treat...
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods i...
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Acamprosate in the Treatment Of Binge Eating Disorder: A placebo-controlled trial: International Journal of Eating Disorders; Volume 44, Issue 1

Objective: To assess preliminarily the effectiveness of acamprosate in binge eating disorder (BED). Method: In this 10-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, flexible dose trial, 40 outpatients with BED received acamprosate (N = 20) or placebo (N=20). The primary outcome measure was binge eating episode frequency. Results: While acamprosate was not associated with a significantly greater rate of reduction in binge eating episode frequency or any other measure in the primary longitudinal ana...
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ACA Code of Ethics: American Counseling Association

The ACA Code of Ethics provides information for counselors regarding all facets of the counseling profession and the ethical practice thereof. The ACA Code of Ethics serves as a point of reference and professional benchmarking when facing ethical dilemmas and daily practice scenarios. This course educates the counselor on ethics and tests the counselor’s proficiency in the ethics of the counseling profession.
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The Abusive Personality: Violence and control in intimate relationships

This book demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior—it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author’s research with more thana 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. The volume concludes with a discussion of clinical outcomes, and a detailed pra...
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7 Sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users (Section IV): From The Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Supplement

This course is based on Sessions (Section IV) of Cannabis Youth Treatment Series, Volume 2 which is a supplement to Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users: 5 Sessions. It presents a seven-session cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT7) approach designed especially for adolescent cannabis users. Sessions (Section IV) covers instructions for Sessions 6 through 12. Sessions 6 through 8 deal with problem solving, anger awareness, and anger ...
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The 60-Second Shrink: 101 Strategies for Staying Sane in a Crazy World

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge on brief interventions to manage key life issues. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course.The 60—Second Shrink: 101 Strategies For Staying Sane In A Crazy World offers over mental health “morsels”, each designed to help readers handle ...
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A 4-Year Prospective Study of Eating Disorder NOS

To examine the course of Eating Disorder NOS (EDNOS) compared with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED). Method: Prospective study of 385 participants meeting DSM-IV criteria for AN, BN, BED and EDNOS at 3 sites. Recruitment was from the community and specialty clinics. Participants were followed at 6-month intervals over a 4-year period using the Eating Disorder Examination as the primary assessment. Results: EDNOS remitted significantly more quickly tha...
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Diet and Physical Activity in Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa A Pilot Study: Volume 44, Issue 4

After recovery, women with anorexia nervosa (AN) tend to maintain lower body mass indices (BMI) than women in the general population. Reasons for this are unknown as little is known about diet, food choices, physical activity levels (PAL), and reasons for exercise in women recovered from AN.
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Comparison of DSM-IV vs. Proposed DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders: Reduction of EDNOS and Validity: Volume 44, Issue 6

Revised eating disorder (ED) diagnostic criteria have been proposed for the DSM-5 to reduce the preponderance of EDNOS and increase the validity of diagnostic groups. The current paper compares DSM-IV and proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria on number of EDNOS cases and validity.
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Psychologists Use of E-mail with Clients: Some Ethical Considerations

Each type of electronic communication has potential strengths and limitations and the risks of each need to be managed. This course provides a brief overview of the development of guidelines and standards for the use of technology in clinical practice, and, assists in identifying specific issues that pertain to using email correspondence with patients. Although the course language focuses on psychologists, the issues and principles addressed are applicable to many behavioral health clinicians.
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21 Ethical Fallacies: Cognitive Strategies To Justify Unethical Behavior and Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Language

Common cognitive strategies can fool us by making what we know or suspect is unethical seem perfectly ethical. The most common ethical fallacies rely on twisted judgment, appealing fallacies, and juggled language. They can spin the most questionable behaviors into ethical ideals. The overwhelming majority of psychologists are conscientious, caring individuals, committed to ethical behavior. However, no therapist is infallible and perhaps most therapists, at one time or another, have been vu...
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Nine Ethical Values of Master Therapists

This study employed the Consensual Qualitative Research method (Hill, Thompson, & Williams, 1997) to reanalyze interview data from a previous qualitative study of the personal characteristics of master therapists (Jennings & Skovholt, 1999). Previous research has demonstrated that therapists utilize a variety of resources when making ethical decisions, including professional codes of conduct and their own values. The current study’s analysis of 10 master therapists’ interviews resulted in ...
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101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about play therapy techniques. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. Arranged for easy reference, each bearing a succinct description and targeted application, the interventions illustrated–including Fantasy, Storytelling, Expressive Arts, Game Play, Puppet ...
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Pharmacological Strategies for Trauma-Related Mental Health Complaints

Accumulation of findings implicating neurobiological dysregulations as well as overlapping features and frequent comorbidity with disorders that respond to pharmacotherapy have spurred interest in medication treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While two medications from the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class have U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval for PTSD, there remains controversy regarding their overall efficacy and population specificity. Other classes of m...
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Research Ethics

Must trauma researchers meet higher standards than researchers focusing on less vulnerable populations? Do the development of knowledge and respect for autonomy outweigh participant vulnerability when investigating the immediate experience of trauma survivors? Does empirical research on research ethics shed light or obfuscate the fundamentally value-based decision making process in which researchers and IRBs must engage? This presentation will focus on current controversies in the ethics of re...
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Clinical Ethics

Most licensed professionals working with trauma have had the opportunity to take courses on ethics and legal issues. As such, there is both a need and an opportunity to combine updated material with more focused and in-depth discussion of complexities inherent in these topics. The purpose of this workshop is to explore core issues related to ethical problem solving, boundaries and underlying ethical and legal aspects of record keeping. If time permits, clinician-initiated termination will also...
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10 Ways Practitioners Can Avoid Frequent Ethical Pitfalls.

Boost your ethical know-how with practical tips on avoiding common ethical quandaries. The article points out that the best defense against an ethical problems is a good offense. By looking out for foreseeable conflicts and discussing them frankly with colleagues and clients, practitioners can avoid the misunderstandings, hurt feelings and sticky situations that lead to hearings before ethics boards, lawsuits, loss of license or professional membership, or even more dire consequences. The arti...
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Treating PTSD in Suicidal and Self-Injuring Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and PTSD are commonly co-occurring disorders, with comorbidity rates as high as 50 percent. However, few approaches exist for treating PTSD among individuals with BPD, particularly those with recent suicidal and self-injurious behavior. PTSD treatments typically exclude acutely suicidal and self-injuring clients, whereas BPD treatments do not typically target PTSD. This webinar will describe the basic structure and procedures of the Dialectical Behavior Th...
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Prevention and Treatment Interventions for Traumatized Children: Restoring Capacities for Self-Regulation

In this webinar, a developmental trauma perspective will be presented to describe the adverse impacts that exposure to traumatic stressors, particularly interpersonal traumas, have on children’s capacities in several domains of self-regulation. The revised DSM-V criteria for childhood PTSD and the Developmental Trauma Disorder criteria will be discussed in order to assist clinicians and clinical researchers define treatment goals related to enhancing children’s posttraumatic self-regulatio...
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The Viability and Usefulness of the Construction of Moral Injury in War Veterans

The webinar initiates a discourse about moral injury and increases awareness among clinicians and researchers about the potential social, behavioral, psychological, and spiritual impact of moral and ethical transgressions in the context of war. A working definition of moral injury will be provided as well as its conceptual underpinnings. To contextualize moral injury, the multidimensional nature of combat and operational harms and risks will also be reviewed. Finally, a clinical approach will ...
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The Whole Town Grieves: When Loss Affects an Entire Community

Whether through a mass shooting, a popular student’s death in a car crash, a soldier killed in action, or a celebrated entertainer’s death, grief is not just experienced by individuals and families. Loss is experienced acutely in entire communities. Hundreds or thousands of people line the streets and fill arenas to honor the life of a person who is often remembered as “larger than life.” This webinar will provide clinicians and other caregivers a perspective on the extraordinarily ...
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Trauma Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents

This webinar provides an introduction and overview to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment model that addresses the multiple impacts of trauma for children and adolescents and their parents or primary caregivers. The webinar describes three TF-CBT treatment principles (proportionality of phase-based treatment; use of gradual exposure to trauma reminders; parental inclusion) and the core TF-CBT treatment components summarized by the acronym PRACTI...
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The Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach

Complex posttraumatic conditions often develop in the aftermath of chronic cumulative trauma, particularly severe child abuse and neglect. It can also develop during adulthood in response to other types of trauma. The objective of this webinar is to provide registrants with an increased understanding of the nature, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, drawing upon clinical writings and empirical findings and the recently published ISTSS Treatment Guidelines for Complex PTSD. Topics ...
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Skills for Psychological Recovery

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed modular approach to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families in the weeks and months following disaster and trauma, after the period where Psychological First Aid (PFA) has been utilized, or when more intensive intervention than PFA is needed. SPR is designed to help survivors gain skills to reduce ongoing distress and effectively cope with post-disaster stresses and adversities. It can be delivered in 1-5 sessions, dep...
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Putting Faces on Our Theories

Historically, grief therapy and education have relied heavily on theoretical constructs that offer a structure to interacting with the bereaving. Can we enhance these theories by “putting a face” on them? This webinar focuses on borrowing narratives from historical and biographical personalities. Thus, the theory is a skeleton, and the stories are the skin. C.S. Lewis reportedly said, “We read to know we are not alone.” This webinar would amend that: We tell stories to know we are not ...
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Healing Presence for the Healer: Where They Do the Healing

Professionals exposed to various stressful and traumatic experiences while providing end-of-life care and bereavement care can potentially develop negative consequences. Research has shown that these negative consequences can be significantly influenced by positive work environments. Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin uses an innovative, holistic program to support the emotional, cognitive and spiritual health of staff. Using the R&R Series as a starting point, discussion wil...
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Hospices and the Holidays - When You're Supposed To Be Happy, But You're Not

The holiday season can be heartbreaking, confusing and challenging for hospice families as they try to make it more meaningful than ever while dealing with continuous losses along the way. Hospice workers, with their unique perspectives and suggestions, can help patients and families work through the personal and cultural dynamics inherent in this time of year. Learning Objectives: After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to: 1. Discuss the types of simple and far-reaching c...
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A FABULOUS Way to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

A FABULOUS Way to Prevent Compassion Fatigue is designed for healthcare and behavioral health professionals at risk for burnout, secondary trauma and vicarious trauma. This webinar has been developed to provide you with techniques to deal with personal and professional stress. Discover eight essential elements of the FABULOUS Principle: F: Flexible thinking; A: Attitude; B: Boundaries; U: Understanding strengths and resilience; L: Laughter; O: Optimism; U: Being united; and S: Self-kindness an...
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Reaching Through Sorrow to Legacy

We appreciate too little the vital role that remembering the dead plays in the process of relearning the world after loss. Our physical and social surroundings, and even aspects of our selves, are filled with painful reminders of separation from those we grieve. So too are they filled with less difficult reminders of the stories of our loved ones’ lives, their characters, and how they touched and shaped us, our families and our communities. As we reach through the sorrow that shadows memorie...
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