Life Perspectives offers a wide range of training opportunities for individuals and organizations committed to fostering a culture of hope and healing. These programs explore grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion, as well as other reproductive losses. Training equips leaders with knowledge and practical tools to help men and women know they are not alone and that healing is possible. You can view our calendar of events to see if there is a training already scheduled near you or contact us for information on how to schedule a training in your area.
Life Perspectives is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Reproductive Loss 101: Facilitating the Grieving Process [3 CEUs]
Approximately two million couples experience reproductive loss through miscarriage or abortion every year in the United States. Studies indicate that many of these couples silently mourn without the social support necessary to make sense of their loss. As a mental health professional you are in a unique position to identify unresolved grief and to facilitate a healthy grieving process.
"I appreciate the specific clinical tools and skills that I can directly use." - Social Worker, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
Reproductive Loss 102: Continuing the Healing Journey [3 CEUs]
*Completion of Reproductive Loss 101 required
With the prevalence of reproductive loss in the United States, clinicians have a great opportunity to explore this loss upon intake and journey alongside individuals in their healing. Understanding grief and trauma are essential components in breaking the silence and making the “invisible loss” visible, as well as building a strong therapeutic alliance with clients. This advanced course empowers both the clinician and the client to understand expected behaviors in reproductive loss and use a unified protocol approach.
One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage and one in four women in the US will have an abortion by the age of 45. Although these losses occur very differently, the grief experience is similar and affects men, women, family members and friends.
Our unique Reproductive Grief Care Training for health care professionals, pregnancy centers and clinics, universities and social service agencies, can bring hope and healing to hurting people who may be suffering alone.
- Broaden your understanding of grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion
- Provide you with essential knowledge and empathetic listening skills
- Help you explore how to be a safe place for hurting men and women, and provide healing resources to support those in your community
“The work you are doing is gold! Thank you for fighting hate and stigma with love and education.”
School Based Family Counseling Student Association, Cal State Los Angeles
Achieve the Gold Standard of Care!
Reproductive Grief Care Certification suits those seeking to provide the highest level of care. With training and practical resources for your entire team, it equips you to create an environment where men and women feel safe to disclose their reproductive history, and to support them in the midst of, or after, a loss. It also positions your organization as a center of excellence in reproductive grief care in your community.
This certification is awarded to centers that demonstrate:
- Reproductive grief care competency among all staff and key volunteers
- Compliance with grief care best practices
- Adoption of adequate self-care policies
Health care professionals are in a unique position to offer compassionate support and provide healing resources to their patients. Our 60-90 minute medical in-service will broaden your understanding of reproductive loss, introduce you to best practices, and equip you to enhance patient care.
In-Service will cover:
– Reproductive loss medical history
– Compassionate response
– Effective support referrals
Safe Place Training is a 3-hour seminar for faith-based leaders who want their organizations to bring hope and healing to hurting people who may be suffering alone.
Training will help broaden the understanding of grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion, providing essential knowledge, skills and empathetic listening tools. It will also explore how to be a safe place for hurting men and women, and provide practical resources to support those in the community.
Safe Place Training is also ideal for family and friends of people who have been impacted by reproductive loss, to help them in their healing journey.
“Religious leaders can be unprepared for dealing with pregnancy loss and they may fumble because they don’t know what to say. We need to be a safe place for compassion and healing. We have the capacity and the heart.”
Paul Mulligan, CEO, Catholic Charities Phoenix
Hosted by Premala Jones, PhD, Life Perspectives’ Mental Health Director
Licensed clinicians in CA can earn 1.5 CEUs through CAMFT
Much of our focus as care providers is on making sure that those for whom we care experience compassion and empathy. While empathy impacts the receiver, it also impacts the giver. This 90 minute webinar will address the impact of empathy on those who care for others. It will also cover how to assess for – and deal with – burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.
- Differentiate between burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma
- Assess for symptoms pertaining to burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma
- Identify reasons we do not always take care of ourselves
- Identify coping skills to increase vicarious resilience
Compassion Fatigue Webinar $10 (1.5 CEUs) 9/20/2019
September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDT / 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Compassion Fatigue Webinar $10 (1.5 CEUs) 10/25/2019
October 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDT / 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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