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COAP Virtual Workshop - De-pathologizing Grief
Friday, April 01, 2022
Category: COAP

COAP welcomes nationally acclaimed author and media personality Megan Devine in April. We hope you'll find this workshop interesting! 

Central Oregon Association of Psychologists
Regional affiliate of the Oregon Psychological Association

De-pathologizing Grief
Presented by Megan Devine, LPC

DATE: Friday, April 1st 2022
9:00 am until 1:00 pm PST

4 hours Continuing Education Credit

Location: Online Zoom Webinar
*Directions will be sent post registration from an email titled “COAP Workshop”

Workshop Overview: With so much media and public health attention on “getting help” for mental health issues, clinicians are being asked to navigate far more grief than ever before - at a time when we’re living through our own losses and fatigue (pandemic and otherwise). It was true before the pandemic, and it’s more true now: pathology based models of dealing with grief will not help us face pain. Not in our clients, not in ourselves, and not in the world.

In this four hour intensive, Megan presents an overview of our history with grief, touching briefly on pathologized models currently prevalent in clinical and medical practice. The bulk of our time together will be spent on recognizing normal, healthy grief, understanding the spectrum of emotional pain, and discussing tools and approaches to grief that are far more inclusive, kind, and effective than the reductive models currently in use. This workshop includes a question and answer session, so bring your concerns and case studies. This is a great opportunity to discuss grief in your patients and clients, in your teams, and in yourselves.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will have learned:

  • Why working with intense loss feels so hard
  • The ramifications of pathologizing grief
  • What both “healthy grief” and “recovery” actually look like
  • How gender, class, race, and socio-economic status intersect with grief and loss
  • How to identify problematic responses to loss without shaming the client
  • Ways to navigate grief in family systems, including families with multiple losses
  • The ethical use of self-disclosure: should you share your losses?
  • Realistic interventions for helping people manage grief of any kind
  • Ways to deal with clinician helplessness and fatigue
  • Tools and resources for clinicians and patients
  • Interpersonal diagnostic model for characterological disorder
  • Partial forfeiture of reality as a useful means for understanding personality disorder
  • Using yourself as a diagnostic tool for personality disorder
  • Understanding the differing wants and needs generated by characterological dysfunction
  • Strategies for evaluating and treating individuals with personality disorder

About the Presenter: Megan Devine is a best-selling author, psychotherapist, and grief advocate. With over 20 years in the field - and deep personal experience of grief - she is the go-to authority for grievers, supporters, and industry professionals. Her pioneering work provides a professional, inclusive, and realistic approach to grief, one that goes beyond pathology-based, reductive models.

Megan is the author of It’s OK that You’re Not OK, and the guided journal, How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed. Her animated short video, “How to Help a Grieving Friend,” has been viewed over 70 million times and is used in training programs around the world. She has been published in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Washington Post, and has served as a grief expert for major media outlets including NPR ,iHeartRadio, and the PBS documentary, Speaking Grief. She’s the host of the podcast, Here After with Megan Devine.

Expanding on what she’s learned from over 20 years in the field, her own experience of loss, and the stories she’s learned through her grievers’ community, Refuge in Grief, Megan launches The After Institute in early 2022. Dedicated to improving the lives of those living on after any kind of loss, the After Institute provides comprehensive grief training programs, resources, and support to equip clinical, medical, and allied industries with the tools they need to address grief in all its forms, in the office and out in the world.

Costs: COAP uses an online registration process that accepts credit and debit cards. The lowest registration rates are associated with early registration, we encourage you to sign up early to make sure you have a spot. This conference will be capped at 95 participants.

Registered by 3/11/22
COAP Member: $90
COAP Non Member: $100

Registered by 3/28/22
COAP Member: $100
Non COAP Member: $110

Registered after 3/28/22
COAP Member: $110
Non COAP Member: $120

Student Rate $50

*Membership in COAP is limited to Central Oregon based active and retired psychologists, residents, and psychologist associates. You must be current with COAP dues to register at the membership rate. Please note that in order to avoid being billed later for the non-member rate, you need to be current with your dues for the 2021-22 by the time of this conference. Dues collection began in September 2021. Dues are $25 and are collected via Cheddar Up website (a small fee will be charged by cheddar up): https://my.cheddarup.com/c/coap-membership-2021-22

We welcome all allied mental health practitioners to our workshops (at non-member registration rates); receiving Continuing Education credits from various Licensing Boards has not been problematic, assuming the topic meets your Board’s criteria.

**A $10 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations prior to the conference. Registration fee will not be refunded for dissatisfaction with the training or for no-shows.

Students are invited to attend for $50. Please be prepared to submit a copy of your student identification card as proof of your student status.

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Check out COAP’s website for additional information https://www.coapworkshops.org

Registration Details: Registration will be handled online by the Central Oregon Association of Psychologists through Eventbrite. Please visit the following website to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/de-pathologizing-grief-presented-by-megan-devine-lpc-tickets-276319508087


For more information please contact COAP at [email protected]