Grieving Children and Teens: Creative Interventions for Individual and Group Work

ID: 5732WEB

Common issues for grieving children will be explored, including factors affecting grief and the grief response, tasks of mourning, stages of grief, how grief is expressed and understood at various ages and stages of development, needs of grieving children, and how the grief experience can vary across different religious and cultural backgrounds. A variety of creative & expressive art techniques will be presented for social workers to utilize throughout the stages of bereavement, including anticipatory grief, recent loss, grief over time, and grief in the current climate of COVID-19.

The techniques presented in this workshop can be utilized and adapted in clinical work with individual children/teenagers and groups, as well as families. These interventions provide psychoeducation (for both parents & children), and opportunities for honoring & remembering loved ones, expressing feelings, coping (esteem building), and moving forward (termination). Participants will have the opportunity to explore the activities experientially, utilizing hands-on materials appropriate for use with children and teenagers ages 6-17. [Elective for Child/Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical


Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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About the Instructor

Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified child life specialist, and registered play therapist supervisor. She has been supporting children & families for over 15 years, and owns a private practice in Denville, NJ called Morris County Play Therapy. She has many years experience working with children who have a parent with cancer, children who are grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as children and families in Early Intervention. She has a passion for providing clinical support & case consultation to clinicians pursuing their play therapy certification.

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