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Therapeutic Response to Traumatic Loss in the COVID-19 Pandemic Short- and Long-Term Challenges

6.00 CE Hours Available

6 hours CE Credit

This recored Webinar will identify the issues of trauma and loss that visit persons in the pandemic.

The first half will explicate trauma and loss issues and how they influence each other and have played out in the pandemic to create mental health distress and dysfunction. The second half will delineate a set of 12 effective strategies for coping with unique issues generated by COVID-19 trauma and loss. Dr. Rando will focus on one’s work as a professional, as well as on personal self-care.


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Objectives - Participants will be able to describe:
1. associations between trauma and loss (death and non-death) in the COVID-19 pandemic
2. non-death losses found in the COVID-19 pandemic
3. how trauma and loss influence one another and how that impacts the individual
4. high-risk factors for complicated mourning and failure in adaptation routinely encountered in the pandemic
5. how mourning the death of a loved one under current COVID-19 conditions presents short- and long-term challenges
6. effective strategies for coping with COVID-19 trauma and loss



Statement of Problem
· Importance of attending to trauma and loss
· Main points of webinar
· Populations targeted in this webinar
II. Selected Key Concepts of Loss
· Two categories of loss
· Special case of non-death loss: Violation of the assumptive world
· Secondary loss
· Grief
· Mourning
III. Selected Key Concepts of Trauma
· Definition and impacts of psychological trauma
· Traumatic stress
· Professional job-related stress
· Traumatic bereavement
· Problems with the co-incidence of trauma and loss: The “Triad of Troubles” in traumatic bereavement
IV. Selected Examples of Generic Trauma and Loss Presenting in the COVID-19 Pandemic
· General circumstances generating trauma and loss
· Personal circumstances generating trauma and loss
V. Previously-Identified High Risk Factors Operating in the COVID-19 Pandemic
· High-risk factors predisposing to complicated mourning
· High-risk factors making any death traumatic· Presence of high-risk factors operating in the pandemic

. Foci
· Professional work with patients/clients
· Self-care
II. 12 Strategies to Promote Coping with Trauma and Loss from the COVID-19 Pandemic © Rando 2020
· Educate the mourner and create a proper mindset regarding COVID-19 issues
· Promote healthy thinking, feeling, self-stabilization, and self-care
· Advance therapeutic coping
· Provide anxiety management strategies and work towards mastery of personal traumatization
· Connect the mourner with supportive others
· Facilitate and witness the mourner’s telling of the story
· Enable the necessary mourning processes
· Address unfinished business and unanswered questions
· Support use of personal bereavement rituals
· Aid navigation of the outside world
· Assist in reconstruction of meaning
· Help the mourner move forward healthily without having to forget the loved one