Loss and grieving are most often thought of as what happens when someone has died. Far less known, or even thought of, are the loss of hopes and dreams. Both types of losses are important to grieve. I believe all of us have experienced many losses, small and great.
Grief is often mistaken as the same as depression, yet they are remarkably different. While both involve painful emotions, loss involves a process of letting go, even when you don’t want to. Grieving is a moving on and a moving forward, while depression is being stuck. Grieving is a key aspect of self-care. For when we don’t grieve, we form resentments and hold onto grievances, which hurt us and hold us back. Many need help with their grieving process.This program will address the grieving process, and how psychotherapists we may facilitate it.
1. Participants will learn to recognize grief and stalled grieving in clients.
2. Participants will learn to help clients to identify their losses.
3. Participants will learn to help clients to recognize impediments to their grieving process.
4. Participants will learn to help clients to facilitate their grieving process.
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.
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11:00 am – Event Begins
12:00 pm – Event Ends
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Target Audience: Psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCPCs, all mental health disciplines, graduate students welcome.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected]. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content
Mark MacMillin, Psy.D. Associate Professor, The Chicago School
Dr. Mark MacMillin is a licensed psychologist and is in private practice in Anaheim, CA. He is an Associate Professor with The Chicago School and has been on the faculty of the Clinical Psychology PsyD program for the past 12 years. He specializes in Attachment Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, as well as the integration of spirituality and psychology. Dr. MacMillin has been assisting his clients in navigating the process of successful grieving for the past 30 years. He often gives presentations on the topics of grieving, Attachment Theory, forgiveness, and narrative formation.
In-Person Location Information
Anaheim Campus Information
TCSPP Anaheim Campus is located in Orange County inside the Stadium Tower Plaza across from Angel Stadium, with convenient access to the 57 freeway.
Address: 2400 E. Katella Ave., Suite 1200 Anaheim, CA 92806
Parking on Campus:
Our reserved parking is on the top level of the parking structure behind the Stadium Towers building. Please park only on the top level (5th floor) of the parking structure.
Bring your parking ticket with you to campus for validation. Parking is free with validation, $15 without.
Stadium Tower offers walkway access to public transportation via the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Accessing the Building:
TCSPP employees may use their ID Badge for campus access.
Guests must call our campus reception desk at 714-922-9600 and someone will meet them in the lobby.