Fri, Feb 25|
Evidenced-Based Clinical Tools Working with Grieving Individuals
This is a 3-hour workshop covering various evidenced-based tools to work effectively with grieving individuals.
Time & Location
Feb 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
About the Event
Topics discussed include:
- Self-Assessment on Beliefs about Death and Dying
- What is Loss?
- What is Grief?
- Grief versus Depression
- DSM V Disorders
- Scales for grief and loss
- Grief Models
- Application of grief models using case vignettes
- Theoretical and Clinical approaches
Loss, grief, and bereavement are unique experiences and complex issues influencing an individual’s behavior. Clients seeking therapy often do not realize the affects loss and grief interfere with mood and behavior. Mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety may be viewed as the presenting problem. It is important for practitioners to learn evidenced-based counseling strategies that may be most effective working with grieving clients. Research shows mental health professionals often fail to identify or connect the loss in the grief process.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
- Receive three Continuing Education Credits
- Gain knowledge how loss impacts grief
- Learn the difference between Grief and Depression
- Use of scales to identify barriers of recovery for grieving clients
- Learn how to apply grief models and interventions with grieving clients
About Nina from Kindred Spirit:
Enedina “Nina” Enriquez is a DSW, LCSW-S. She holds a doctoral degree in social work from USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in California. Nina is a Clinical associate Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Social Work. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Pan American where she obtained her bachelor and master social work degree. In 2011, Nina became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and in 2019, became a Texas State Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for licensed master level social workers and marriage and family therapy clinicians.
Nina has worked as a school social worker, conducted case management in a rehabilitation hospital, worked in outpatient behavioral facility conducting individual, family, and group therapy services and in hospice and palliative care. She has worked with defense attorneys on capital murder cases providing grief therapy to the victim families.
Nina has her own private practice, Kindred Spirit Latino Center for Grief and Loss, specializing in grief, loss and traumatic bereavement services to Hispanic individuals suffering from a chronic/terminal illness, multiple losses, suicide loss and trauma. She also provides family grief therapy sessions, family grief workshops and support groups for grief and loss and for survivors of suicide loss.
Nina lives in San Juan, Texas with her husband and her dog, Maverick. She has two grown children and four grandchildren. She loves to travel and spend time in nature. Her favorite moments are vacationing and playing as a child with her grandchildren.