This presentation will provide foundational grief theory and discussion of narrative and expressive arts interventions applicable for use with children, teens, and adults grieving a death by suicide or homicide in an individual counseling setting.
1. Participants will receive foundational grief theory based on William Worden’s Task Model; an overview of the published work of experts in the field of grief related to suicide and homicide; and a listing of online resources to
2. Participants will be able to identify common reactions and concerns of survivors following the homicide/suicide death of a family member and validate the appropriateness of narrative and expressive arts techniques for these clients.
3. Participants will review examples of narrative and expressive arts techniques useful for children and teens following a death by suicide and homicide.
1.5 CEUs are available for attendees.
Recommended for licensed professionals (LPC, LMSW, LCSW), graduate level counseling or social work students, caseworkers and other professionals who provide grief support for children, teens and young adults affected by suicide/homicide.