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Making Meaning from Loss - Moving Beyond Grief with Mental Illness

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Katy Rothfelder, LPC-A
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John M. Hart, PhD
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Making Meaning from Loss - Moving Beyond Grief with Mental Illness - Mental Health Webinar
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET
Level
Introductory
CE/CME Credit
1.00

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Grief and loss are profoundly human experiences, as is the tendency to turn from painful emotions, feelings, and realities. Yet, it is in the process of allowing and accepting the experience of loss fully, and without defense, combined with compassion and a resolve to move towards valued actions, that we can move beyond the experiences of grief. Individuals suffering with mental health challenges may, at any point in time, come in contact with the experience of loss: loss of vitality, relationships, finances, identity, and the shattering of an imagined future are just some of the many finite and continuous realities for those with mental illness.

This webinar will discuss using processes within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the latest research on grief, clinicians can support their clients in noticing and allowing their experiences of loss as a continuously unfolding process throughout treatment. From this place of opening to the present moment of their experiences, client’s can than choose to move forward with their new life from a place of vitality and meaning.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the contextual factors existent in feelings of grief and loss with mental illness.
  2. Define current models of grief to address ambiguous loss, disenfranchised grief, and symbolic loss.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify the six core processes of ACT and give examples of each in the context of grief and loss.
Presenter(s) Biography

Katy Rothfelder, LPC-A

Katy Rothfelder, LPC-Associate is an advocate and cheerleader for compassionately tailored, evidence based  practice including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior  Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and exposure response prevention  (ERP). She commits to these empirically supported treatments with flexibility and  curiosity for each client’s own journey, fitting treatment to address the values, cultures, and needs of each person. Further, Katy celebrates diversity and strives to center the needs of people in marginalized bodies, identities, and communities. 

At current, Katy provides upwards of 15 hours a week in volunteer service to numerous organizations such as the International OCD Foundation and OCD Texas, The  Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Psychologists Off the Clock  podcast. She believes advocacy to be a core part of her work as a clinician, and is  committed to giving back to her community through dissemination of evidence-based  treatments and increasing access to care.

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John M. Hart, PhD

John M. Hart, PhD

Dr. Hart has been researching and treating OCD-related disorders for over 30 years. He currently maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas and works as a treatment and diagnostic consultant for The Menninger Clinic and Houston Methodist Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Hart has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, and has presented nationally on OCD-related disorders. Dr. Hart is a faculty member of the IOCDF Behavior Therapy Training Institute and co-facilitator of the Houston OCD Support group.

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