Bereavement and End of Life Issues > Chapter 1 - Introduction

Bereavement and End-of- Life Issues

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
4 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $20


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CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 4 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 4 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 4 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators # CP40 725 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

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CE Course Description

This course addresses the issues that clients and their families address during the last months of a person’s life, and the bereavement that comes surrounding the illness and death of another.  Case studies and treatment interventions are included in the course to assist the social worker in treating these issues.  

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.


CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify and discuss the assessment and treatment of bereavement issues.
  • Discuss proper treatment for bereaving family members.
  • Identify and explain end of life issues such as Pain Management and Hospice Care.
  • Educate clients about the need for advance directives.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1: Bereavement
    • When someone Dies
    • Mourning the Death of a Spouse
    • When Someone Dies
    • Uncomplicated Bereavement and Grief
    • Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
    • Models of Grief

  • Chapter 2: Treatment of Grief
    • Complicated grief therapy as a new treatment Approach
    • Historical Bereavement Intervention Programs

  • Chapter 3: , Bereavement, and Coping with Loss

  • Chapter 4: End of Life Issues
    • Providing End of Life Care
    • End-of-life: Managing Mental and Emotional Needs
    • End-of-Life: Planning Ahead
    • Palliative Care and Hospice Care
    • Healthcare Decisions
    • Dementia
    • Caregivers
    • Advance Care Planning
    • Getting Your Affairs in Order

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Created November 2020

Bereavement and End of Life Issues > Chapter 1 - Introduction
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