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From Superheroes to Steel Magnolias: What Pop Culture Gets Right and Wrong about Grief
3 CE Credits

This session aims to identify how grief is presented in the media and how that impacts therapists’ and clients’ approach to grief and grief therapy. Representation, identity, and intersectionality will be discussed. Strategies for addressing grief facts and myths through film, comic books, novels, and memoir as well as the use of sandtray (and the practice of virtual sandtray) for storytelling will be explored.

Attendees will identify messages about grief in media and how they impact clients.

Attendees will review grief theories and research and examine how those support or conflict with how grief is presented in the media.

Attendees will learn how to integrate movies, comic books, novels, and memoir into therapy to identify myths and build clients’ knowledge about responses to grief.

Attendees will learn how to use virtual sandtray to tell stories and process emotions.

This webinar is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers provider #20220014 and will serve as Category 1 credits for all social workers in Oklahoma.

Due to the ongoing consequences of the national COVID-19 pandemic, on February 11, 2022, the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health approved an additional stay of enforcement for all face-to-face CEU requirements, including Ethics and Supervision. All technology assisted CEU’s accrued between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 may count towards the face-to-face renewal requirements, including ethics and supervision, for all current licensure periods, including all webinars offered by The Grief Center.

The Tristesse Grief Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7131. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Tristesse Grief Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. More approval information can be found at thegriefcenter.org

Oct 28, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Jen Hartman
LPC, EdS, Registered Play Therapist
Jen Hartman, EdS, is a licensed professional counselor and Registered Play Therapist with advanced training in EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples, and Theraplay. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in school, university, and inpatient settings. Her approach is person-centered, experiential, and flexible to meet client needs in the moment. She is passionate about social justice and sensitive to the ways in which people have been harmed by interpersonal and systemic discrimination. She works as an advocate and ally to address these issues while continuing to learn and grow. As a certified yoga teacher, she has taught yoga to children and adults and regularly incorporates mind-body exercises into her counseling practice.