About this Event
This is a season of grief. Even mental health professionals with significant training in how to support grieving children or adolescents are finding themselves "stuck" in how to support new and established clients in this prolonged grief experience brought on by COVID-19. Furthermore, as in-person services continue to slowly resume, some providers are feeling "rusty" in how to incorporate dynamic interventions into their practice. This workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to practice interventions that integrate play and the expressive arts for processing loss.
Price: $70, 2 CE's
Questions: Contact Melissa Sellevaag, LICSW at 202-204-5033 or [email protected]
Instructor: Emily Prusator, LICSW, RPT
Emily has been providing direct, clinical grief and trauma services for children and their families for five years in school, community, and office settings. She currently works as a Clinical Training Associate at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing and is a registered play therapist working with grieving children and their families throughout the DMV.
COVID Information: All participants must provide proof of vaccination. Masks must be worn throughout the building including the training space.
- 5:00-5:15pm - Introductions and settling in
- 5:15-5:30pm - Review of foundational grief concepts
- 5:30-6:15pm - Intervention practice
- 6:15-6:30pm - Case discussions
- 6:30-6:40pm - Break
- 6:40-7:10pm - Intervention practice
- 7:10-7:25pm - Small group discussion
- 7:25-7:30pm - Questions and closing
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of incorporating play and expressive arts into grief therapy,
- Describe the process for two different grief interventions,
- Identify how these interventions should be adapted for different case considerations.
Target Audience: Licensed mental health professionals with foundational training and experience in grief support for children and adolescents
Content Level: Advanced
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, 1737, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: March 13, 2021 - March 13, 2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens to my registration fee if the training is cancelled?
In the event that a training needs to be canceled or postponed due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, participants will be notified and offered a refund or a transfer of registration.
What is your inclement weather policy?
The Wendt Center follows the Federal Government for all weather-related closures and delays – whether the training is in-person or virtual. In the event the Federal Government is closed due to weather, the training will be canceled and rescheduled. Participants will be offered a refund or a transfer of registration to the new date. If the Federal Government has a delayed opening the training will begin on time as scheduled.
What are the requirements for completing this course?
At the beginning of the training, participants will complete a pre-test to measure learning. For in-person workshops, participants are required to attend for the entire duration of the workshop, signing in and out for the workshop and breaks. After the workshop is completed, participants will be required to complete an evaluation and post-test.
What is the process for receiving my certificate?
Participants will receive a link for an evaluation and post-test by email within one hour of the workshop conclusion. Once participants have electronically completed their evaluation and post-test, they will be sent a certificate for continuing education units by email within two weeks of the workshop conclusion. Attendees will receive an immediate score on the post-test portion of the evaluation. A participant's receipt of their certificate is not contingent upon achieving a particular score on their post-test.
How can I request a refund?
Course participants may request a refund up to 30 days prior to the training date. The registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee will be refunded. To request a refund within this timeframe, please e-mail [email protected] Refunds will be issued electronically within approximately one week of your request.
How do I request an accommodation?
The Wendt Center’s training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact the Director of Training, Melissa Sellevaag at [email protected]
How can I file a complaint or grievance about the course or instructor?
The Wendt Center seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair and transparent manner. Therefore, we are eager to address any refund requests, complaints about course content, speakers, facilities, non-receipt of certificates, and any other occurrences. To submit all other grievances, please send a written summary of the incident to Melissa Sellevaag at [email protected] All grievances will be documented and actions taken to address any grievances will be recorded. These records can be made available to the ASWB ACE program for review upon request. Grievances will receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. A copy of this policy is available on promotional material and upon request.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Wendt Center For Loss and Healing, 4201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States