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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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TSI-RC Trainer Consult-December 5, 2017 

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

Training Description

Traumatic bereavement refers to the loss reactions that occur after a sudden, violent, and untimely death - think death stemming from a violent crime, car accident, sudden heart attack, or accident. Traumatic bereavement often results in a combination of trauma and grief that interferes with survivors’ ability to lead meaningful and productive lives. So often treatment providers will treat either the trauma or the grief, but not both, nor will they address the way that grief and trauma are intertwined. This workshop brings together best practice about healing trauma and healing from grief and loss.

Dr. Pearlman, lead author of the book Treating Traumatic Bereavement: A Practioner's Guide, will discuss the phenomenon of traumatic bereavement as well as an integrated treatment approach that weaves together resource building, trauma processing, and mourning processes.


Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and internationally renowned expert in the field of psychological trauma. She has devoted her career to promoting the understanding of traumatic stress, its impact on survivors and those who work with survivors. In 1990, she and Dr. Lisa McCann coined the term vicarious traumatization and did the seminal writing that launched the concepts so widely accepted today.  She is an original author of the Risking Connection curriculum and an RC Faculty Trainer. She is the lead author on the 2014 book Treating Traumatic Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide.

Training Cost

Per-Person Fee:  $60

Per-Person Fee + Continuing Education Units:  $70

Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars to provide 2 CE hours.

Satisfactory Completion. Participants must have paid the continuing education fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers. R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015- April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulartory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course.

CA The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred the CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licenses. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers. 

NY R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapist. 

CA The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licenses. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers. 

Other States If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.  

Chemical Dependancy Counselors. Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program for designated hours. Approval #000654

CA Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC, Provider #4N-00-434-0212 for designated CEHs. CAADAC is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and, while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is expected at the time of registration.  We will refund the registration fee minus a $30 processing fee for cancellations up to two weeks prior to the training.  No refunds will be made for cancellations inside two weeks. 

Sponsoring Organizations

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers promotes excellence in trauma-informed care both within Klingberg and to organizations nationally and internationally who treat clients with histories of psychological trauma and attachment disruptions. TSI helps organizations foster trauma-sensitive treatment cultures, increase clinical expertise, achieve positive lasting results with difficult clients, and develop a stable and well-trained work force. Through training and consultation, TSI has assisted organizations reduce restraints and seclusions, decrease staff turnover, operate more effectively within an increasingly competitive marketplace, and improve outcomes for children and families.

Sidran Institute is a national non-profit organization devoted to advocacy, education and research related to:  the early recognition and treatment of trauma related stress in children; and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated mental health conditions. They are the publisher of the Risking Connection curricula.

Klingberg Family Centers, founded in 1903, is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to hundreds of persons across Connecticut each year. Our mission is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been affected by abuse in its various forms. Klingberg has earned national recognition for training and consultation on implementing and sustaining trauma-informed care. 

Hotel Accommodations in the Area

Plainville Inn and Suites 400 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062, (860) 747-1188.

Hartford Marriott Farmington 15 Farm Springs Road, Farmington, CT 06032, (860)678-1000.

Crowne Plaza Hartford - Cromwell 100 Berlin Road Cromwell, CT 06416. 860-635-2000.

If you have questions, contact Chris Greene at tsisupport@klingberg.com or 860-832-5562.