Spring Conference – Treating Complicated Mourning Following Traumatic Bereavement: Addressing the Trauma-Loss Synthesis by Therese Rando, PhD

3 CE Credits

Complicated mourning created in the wake of sudden, traumatic death – such as from acute illnesses or medical events; accidents or disasters; homicide (including terrorism or war); or suicide – challenges the clinician. The twin tasks of trauma mastery and loss accommodation are often impeded by the trauma-loss combination that is presented to the mourner by such deaths, in which each element of the duo can compromise and/or potentiate the other. Through analysis of an in-depth case presentation, Dr. Rando will explore the clinical issues that become entangled and outline the steps to take to therapeutically treat traumatic bereavement.

Learning Objectives: After this intermediate/advanced presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least eight challenges to healthy mourning created by the personal traumatization brought about by sudden death.
2. Discuss recent empirical findings regarding sudden, traumatic death and its mental health consequences.
3. Delineate the 12 core strategies for treating traumatic bereavement.

Dr. Therese A. Rando is the Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss in RI, which provides mental health services through psychotherapy, training, supervision, and consultation. She has worked internationally in areas of loss, grief, illness, dying, and trauma. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Rando is a national media resource expert in dying, death, loss, and trauma for the American Psychological Association. Among her publications is Treatment of Complicated Mourning and Treating Traumatic Bereavement: A Practitioner’s Guide. Forthcoming is Coping With the Sudden Death of Your Loved One: A Self-Help Handbook for Traumatic Bereavement.



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Date(s) - April 7, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Hope Club (please no jeans/sneakers)
6 Benevolent St.
Providence, RI

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