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Caregiver Help: Depression and Grief

Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Video

Course Abstract

Caregiver Help: Depression and Grief is a 2-hour online video-based continuing education (CE/CEU) course that addresses caregiver depression and grief and provides strategies to help the caregiver cope.

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver depression and grief and provides a three-step process that can help develop an attitude of creative indifference toward the people, situations and events that cause emotional stress. It offers suggestions for dealing with preparatory grief, an experience shared by families and professionals as they cope with the stress of caring for someone who will never get well. In the process, it also explains the differences between reactionary depression and clinical depression. By gaining insights into the process of losing someone over an extended period of time, the mental health professional will be in a better position to understand the caregiver’s experience with depression and grief and provide both empathy and strategies for implementing a self-care plan. This course includes downloadable worksheets that you can use (on a limited basis) in your clinical practice. The course video is split into 3 segments for your convenience.

Closeout course #20-92 | 2014 | 20 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. List similarities and differences between reactionary depression and clinical depression
2. List strategies for coping with and overcoming both types of depression
3. List the types of losses experienced by those who care for a person who is dying of a degenerative and progressive disease
4. Identify ways to coach caregivers through the process of “creative indifference”
5. List strategies for coping with grief after someone dies
6. List self-care strategies for caregivers
CE INFORMATION

NBCC ACEP Approved ProviderNBCC Clock Hours: 2 | 
NBCC ACEP Number: 5590 | 

Professional Development Resources
 is also approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193) and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501). 

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This video course provides instant access to the course video, course handout and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to view the video, download/print the course handout and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Elaine K. Sanchez is an author, speaker and co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com. She co-teaches “Gero 407- Caregiving” at Western Oregon University with her husband Alex, and she writes the daily blog, “Caregiver Help Word of the Day.” She is the author of four books, including Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver and contributes articles regularly to CaringTimes, Griswold Home Care’s blog.

Disclosure

Financial
: Mrs. Sanchez receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of her courses.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  


Alex A. Sanchez, EdD, is the co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, a video-based caregiver support program, and currently co-teaches “Gero 407- Caregiving” with Elaine at Western Oregon University. He earned his Master’s in Counseling and his Doctorate in Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University.  He retired from Oregon State University in 2012, after teaching a doctoral program in Community College Leadership for 15 years. Previously he served as President of Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM, President of Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA, Vice President for Community and International Programs at the University of New Mexico, Academic Dean at New Mexico Military Institute, and Founding Director of Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, NM.

Disclosure

Financial
: Dr. Sanchez receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of his courses.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  


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