Psychotherapy following Physical Trauma and Loss in Children
Einat Yehene, PhD
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the psychotherapeutic work with children, adolescents and their families undergoing physical trauma or chronic illnesses (congenital or acquired). A wide range of medical conditions are examined (e.g., neurological conditions, oncological diseases, burns, orthopedic injuries, limb amputations, diabetes), with a focus on loss experience and the impact of course characteristics: acute or gradual, progressive and final or stable and permanent.
A special focus is placed on the way children perceive concepts related to death and the manifestation of their grief, as well as the parents’ non-finite grieving process. Furthermore, this course reviews useful theoretical models on grief and family coping, recent research findings and psychotherapeutic tools that promote resilience and adaptation.
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Psychotherapeutic Work with Family-Caregivers
Einat Yehene, PhD
In recent years, the number of people caring for a family member undergoing physical, cognitive and mental changes due to illness, disability or aging continues to rise dramatically throughout the world. In Israel, it is estimated that over 1.5 million people are caregivers. There is a growing need for therapeutic assistance for this ever-grwoing population, which necessitates professionals to gain a deeper understanding of caregivers’ worlds.
This workshop focus on those who take care of a parent (children as caregivers) / or a spouse (spousal caregiving). For many, the experience involves not only the “burden of care” but also the “burden of grief”, given the reversal of roles and the loss of the person they once knew. This course addresses the challenges, conflicts, and emotional-psychological needs of caregivers through theoretical discussion, clinical case studies, and therapeutic tools.