Loss, Grief and Autism: Guidelines for Professionals Working with Parents of Individuals with Autism and Related Disabilities
Presented by: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Clinical Director, Imagine, A Center for Coping and Loss
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm eastern ABACAccess5
As most professionals know, parents of individuals with autism and other life-altering diagnoses experience high-levels of stress. Less obvious however, is the experience of grief and loss that these parents experience during their child’s lifespan. This live webinar, presented by Connie Palmer, Clinical Director for Imagine, A Center for Coping and Loss in Westfield, NJ, will focus on this experience of loss and normalize the grief of parents with children on the autism spectrum or with any life altering diagnosis. Ms. Palmer will provide insight into the psychosocial impact of such a diagnosis and review essential skills necessary for professionals to interact and communicate with members of this population. Parents are encouraged attend and contribute their experiences working with professionals who were insensitive to their grief process during the “open share” portion of the event which will take place during the last half hour of the webinar.
“I need this training!” Professional in the field of ABA
Define loss, grief, mourning and resilience
Describe the losses experienced by parents after a life altering diagnosis
Identify barriers to expressing grief and getting support
List the key components of the Companioning Model of grief support
- 6:00 pm: Introduction
- 6:05 pm Pretest
- 6:10 pm Live webinar begins
- 6:30 pm: Experience share and Q & A session- submit request to speak and questions via chat function
- 8:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
Certified counselors: 2 Credit Hours Content Area: Counseling Theory/ Practice and the Counseling Relationship
Social Workers: 2 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours Level- Intermediate
Psychologists: Not eligible for continuing education
Nurses: Not eligible for continuing education
Behavior analysts: Not eligible for continuing education
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Connie Palmer is the Clinical Training Director for Imagine, A Center for Coping and Loss in Westfield, NJ. She is a salaried employee and does not receive commissions, incentives, or speaker fees for presenting ABACLive webinars. Presenter fees and a portion of the continuing education fees are donated to Imagine, A Center for Coping and Loss.
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