Reducing Isolation: The Role of Therapeutic Writing in Your Clinical Practice to Work through Grief and Loss (Part of Our Therapeutic Writing Series)
2 Live CE’s for social workers, psychologists, CASAC (pending), LMFT, LMHC, LCAT
It is well documented that social isolation, compounded by additional loss, can adversely impact physical and mental health. In these unprecedented times, it may be even more challenging for our clients and ourselves to get the support we need. The methods of expressive writing, poetry and journaling can provide a container for processing grief, offer closure opportunities for unresolved issues, increase connection and positive support while retaining one’s privacy through a variety of disclosure techniques.
Join us for this two-hour didactic and experiential workshop to learn an assortment of writing prompts and applications of selected literature. We will explore the complexities of the grief cycle: shock and denial, object loss, ambivalence, despair and recovery as well as writing-based methods to increase ego strength and object constancy. Specific attention will be given to ways in which we can adapt these interventions to the virtual environment in working with individuals as well as groups.
This workshop equips participants with beginning skills applicable to a range of client populations, though additional training in therapeutic writing and poetry and journal therapy are needed for in-depth work.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify at least 2 writing structures useful for closure
- Understand how the process and product of therapeutic writing can be used to enhance object relations
- $50 – Alumni, Adjuncts, Field Instructors Rate
- $25 – Student Rate
Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW-R, PTR, CJT, M-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of NY and CT. She is also a Registered Poetry/Biblio Therapist, Certified Journal Therapist and an approved trainer in both methods. She is the current co-president for the International Federation of Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBPT), one of the six expressive arts credentialing organizations. Nancy is a writer and an integrative psychotherapist specializing in stress management, trauma and addiction and has worked in the field of therapeutic writing for over 25 years. She provides workshops as well as distance coaching, consultation and training services. An Adelphi alum (1997) and adjunct faculty since 2008, she also provides online campus advising for Columbia University and is a member of core faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Institute and on the training staff of Kint Institute. For more about her work please visit Change Your Narrative, LCSW PLLC.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
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