Beyond Support Groups

Beyond Support Groups

Program Details
This webinar explores “out of the box” thinking around traditional support groups and explores how hospice and palliative care providers can effectively use needs assessments and grieving styles to tailor creative bereavement support models.

Available until May 11, 2016


Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, The College of New Rochelle
Michael Caserta, PhD, Professor, Gerontology interdisciplinary Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah
The webinar is $24.95 for individuals and $84.95 for organizations. 

How Does It Work?
HFA Webinars are affordable ways to easily access information from some of the best-known names in the field, providing hands-on strategies that can be applied in your clinical practice. Registration includes access to the program for a full year.  The webinar program is 90-minutes in length and available for 1.5 CE credits for a wide range of health and social service professionals. Both organizational and individual registration options are available.
Archived webcast is available to view anytime until May 11, 2016

Viewing instructions and program slides are available online as soon as you are registered. These are located in your Download Materials online at https://register.hospicefoundation.org

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CE Credits
After viewing the program, apply for CE certificates at educate.hospicefoundation.org

You will need the Live CE code/Course code displayed at the end of the program. Complete the evaluation and exam for the program, then simply choose your board and print or email your certificate.

CE certificates are included in the price of registration and are available until May 11, 2016.

I. The Nature of Grief Support
II. Support Groups
A. Advantages
B. Limitations
III. Other Types of Group Support
A. Adventure-Based Groups
B. Discussion and Reading Groups
C. Informal Groups
D. Problem-Solving Groups
E. Expressive Groups
F. Examples
IV. Educational Programs
A. Value of Psycho-Education 
B. Educational Programs
V. Rituals
A. The Value of Ritual
B. Examples of Rituals
VI. Conclusion: A Triadic Approach to Grief Support 
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe three different types of programs that hospices and palliative care organizations can offer
individuals who are grieving;
2. Describe the advantages and limitations of support groups;
3. Discuss five different types of group offerings and indicate target populations;
4. Discuss the value of psycho-education and indicate two approaches to psycho-education;
5. Describe the value of rituals and indicate ways that rituals can be integrated into ongoing
programs as well as examples of independent offerings.