Trauma Training: Grief and Loss

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Date and Location:

Date: January 18, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Regent University Classroom Building, Room 228
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Presentation Description:

This workshop is designed to educate students on the defining factors of grief, loss, bereavement, and mourning. Additionally, the course aims to explore the path to reconciliation. 

Topics:

  • Definitions of Grief
  • Loss
  • Grieving
  • Bereavement
  • Mourning
  • Process
  • Types of Loss
  • Responses to Loss
  • Treatment and Management of Grief & Loss
  • Special Populations and Loss
  • Grief and the Spiritual

Target Audience:

Graduate Students in Mental Health Field, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, First Response Personnel, Marriage and Family counselors, Pastors, Teachers, Nurses

Level:

Introductory

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Workshop participants will learn and be able to apply basic theories and techniques related to grief and loss.
  2. Workshop participants will be able to recognize differences in grief processes related to types of loss.
  3. Workshop participants will understand and be able to synthesize models related to client application regarding grief and loss.
  4. Participants will be able to apply and develop healing strategies for survivors of grief and loss. Workshop participates will be able to articulate and practically apply strategies and techniques related to death and dying.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to allow the participant to:

  1. Summarize basic Grief and Loss theory and Technique.
  2. Participate in Role Play activities that demonstrate practical application of grief and loss techniques.
  3. Recognize differences in types of loss.
  4. Create healing strategies for surviving Grief and Loss.
  5. Apply Techniques to client situations regarding grief and loss. And
  6. Apply Self Care Techniques to assist recovery for self and clients.

Relevant References:

  1. Holland, D (2011) The Essential Guide To Grief and Grieving: An Understanding Guide to Coping with Loss and Finding Hope and Meaning Beyond. The Penguin Group, Inc, New York, New York.
  2. Hipp, E. (1995) Help for Hard Times, Getting Through the Loss. Hazelden. Center City, Mn.
  3. Dass, R. (2000) Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying. Riverhead Books a div. of Penguin-Putnam Inc. New York, N.Y..
  4. Whitehead, E.E. & Whitehead, J. D. (2010) Transforming Our Painful Emotions: Spiritual Resourses in Anger, Shame, Grief, Fear, and Lonliness. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y..

Agenda:

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Welcome and Definitions of Grief, Loss, Grieving, Bereavement, Mourning Process, Types of Loss

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Responses to Loss

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Treatment and Management of Grief & Loss, Special Populations and Loss, Grief and the Spiritual

 

Presenter:

Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D.Dr. Ben Keyes

Dr. Benjamin B. Keyes, born in Virginia, grew up in a typical Jewish family and, since his youth, was consecrated to God and the search for a deeper relationship with Him.  Such motivation was attained through honest questioning and fearless exploration as instructed by a Rabbi from Hebrew School.  He also greatly values education and learning and since finishing a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 1978, he has attained 5 doctorates.  He completed in first doctoral program in Theology in 1985 after sitting on his dissertation for five years.  Dr. Keyes then went on to complete a specialization in Theology, three more Doctorates (Theology, Ministry, and Counseling Psychology), and  received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity (DD).  For Dr. Keyes education has been a wonderful way to expand horizons and foster understanding.  Additionally, he has had an extensive career in a wide variety of venues including the classroom.  Moreover, he has worked in the field of counseling and ministry, coming up through the ranks of government and private agencies, hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs, churches, training facilities, and private practice.

In the last few years, research has captured his attention with most of the focus targeted at Dissociative Identity Disorder and both Christian and secular applications to healing. He assisted in developing the Center for Trauma Studies here at Regent with one of the programs aimed at  training graduate students to be first-responders in situations of natural disasters and/or man-made disasters.  Because of his belief that Jesus Christ is very alive in third world nations and his understanding of the need for workers equipped with His heart, alliances have been formed with Global Aid Network, Operation Blessing, and the American Green Cross to train and certify students with skills they will take into their respective careers.  He hopes to continue to develop the Center for Trauma Studies and to do what he can to fulfill the university's ultimate goal of equipping Christian leaders to change the world.

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    Certifications: 
    1998 – Certified Traumatologist – American Green Cross
    1997 – Certified Training EMDR – Level 1
    2003 – EMDR Level 2 Training and Certification Completed
    2006 – LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor—Virginia # 0701004020
    2007 – Approved Supervisor LPC Virginia

    Invited workshop: 
    Keyes, B.B. (October, 2008). Compassion Fatigue Educator Certification Course.  Presented at Regent University for the American Green Cross in cooperation with the Figley Institute (Tallahassee, FL). Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 25 th , 2008.

    Keyes, B.B. (November, 2008). Treating Traumatized Families ( and Military Families) Course. Partial Prerequisite for the Certification in Traumatology. Presented at Regent University for the American Green Cross in cooperation with the Figley Institute (Tallahassee, FL). Virginia Beach, Virginia .November 1 st , 2008.

    Keyes, B.B. (November, 2008). Disaster Trauma Certification Course. Field Traumatology Certification Course and Partial Prerequisite for the Certification in Traumatology. Presented at Regent University for the American Green Cross in cooperation with the Figley Institute (Tallahassee, FL). Virginia Beach, Virginia. November 19 th 20th , 2008.

    Keyes, B.B. (December, 2008). Introduction to Domestic and International Trauma. Regent University; Virginia Beach, Virginia. December 5 th , 2008.

    Keyes, B.B. (December, 2008). Assessment and Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Certification Course. Field Traumatology Certification Course and Partial Prerequisite for the Certification in Traumatology. Presented at Regent University for the American Green Cross in cooperation with the Figley Institute (Tallahassee, FL). Regent University; Virginia Beach, Virginia. December 6 th , 2008.

    Keyes, B.B. (February, 2009). Treating Phobia and Anxiety in Trauma (EMDR); Certification Course. Field Traumatology Certification Course and Partial Prerequisite f or the Certification in Traumatology. Presented at Regent University for the American Green Cross in cooperation with the Figley Institute (Tallahassee, FL). Regent University; Virginia Beach, Virginia. February 13 th and 14 th , 2009.

    Keyes, B.B. (March, 2009). Treating Sexual Trauma. Presented at Regent University.  Regent University; Virginia Beach, Virginia. March 13 th and 14 th , 2009.

    Written works: 
    Keyes, B.B., (In Press). Healing Emotional Affective Response to Trauma (HEART), A Monotheistic Spiritual Model for working with Traumatized Clients. In: Healing With Art and Soul, Edited by K. Leuthje. Cambridge Scholars Press.

    Presentations: 
    Keyes, B.B. (October, 2007). Mental Health Responses to Trauma as a Vehicle of Nonviolence and Peace in the World Community. Presented at The University of the District of Columbia for the Earth Charter Summit 2007, Washington D.C.

    Keyes, B.B. (November, 2007). Healing Emotional Affective Responses to Trauma (HEART), A Christian Model for working with Dissociative Disorders. Presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Eastern Regional Conference 2007. Chambersburg, PA.

    Keyes, B.B. (July 2008). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Applications of the HEART Model of Treating Trauma. Presented at the Norfolk Naval Base, Chaplains Conference; Norfolk Virginia.

    Keyes, B.B. (October, 2007). Understanding the Effects of Trauma with Victims of Human Trafficking. Plenary PresentationOn the Streets, Defining the role of the Faith Community in How to Equip the Church Body to Minister to Sex Trafficking Survivors.  Restoration Ministries Conference on Human Trafficking. Alexandria VA.

    Keyes, B.B. ( April, 2008 ). Trauma in Human Trafficking. Presented at the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology 2008 Annual Conference in conjunction with the GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready Conference and Exposition 2008. Washington D.C.

    Keyes, B.B. (July, 2008). The Trauma of Sexual Abuse Applications and Treatment. Presented at The Diocese of Mundri Conference on Trauma Training, Mundri County, Southern Sudan in association with Global Aid Network and International Aid Services. Southern Sudan.

    Keyes, B.B. (July, 2008). Communication Skills in Trauma Application . Presented at The Diocese of Mundri Conference on Trauma Training, Mundri County, Southern Sudan in association with Global Aid Network and International Aid Services. Southern Sudan.

    Professional Experience:
    Program Director/Professor—Regent University (8/06-Current):  Specialties in Trauma, Supervision of Regent University’s First Response Trauma Team.
    Clinical Consultant and Psychotherapist—Private Practice (1/83-Current):  individual and group
    therapy with adults, adolescents, and children with counseling specialties in Dissociative Disorders, Addictions, adolescents, trauma, Christian Counseling, Inner Healing, and Severe psychopathology.

 


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