Client grief is one of the clinical areas that social workers indicate is most uncomfortable to address. In this workshop you will learn techniques from Logo Therapy, developed by the renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl to help clients cope with loss. Other topics covered include: Stages of Grief and the Role of the Social Worker; Addressing Unspeakable and Ambivalent Losses; The Use of Art, Music and Storytelling as Non-traditional approaches to Grief Work, and Utilizing the Termination Phase of Counseling as Grief Work.
- The stages of grief and how to deal with loss
- Models that help individuals understand the process of grief
- Counseling role in termination of a therapeutic relationship
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is a lecturer at the University of Chicago, School of Social Services Administration. He is an international speaker whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. A partial list of clients includes the Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Institute of Psychiatry, the University of Utah, Texas Behavioral Health Institute, University of Arkansas, and the United States, Army, Navy, Airforce, and Marines. Mark is the author of five books He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. He has received several awards including the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to social work as an alumni of Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work, and the Professional of the Year Award by the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification.