Three (3) Hour Virtual Professional Development Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs
Dr. Croom will present on the topic “Recognizing and Responding to Non-Death and Disenfranchised Loss.” The workshop will consider various types of intangible, non-finite, ambiguous, and disenfranchised losses that clients may experience. In the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are few individuals that did not experience some form of non-death related loss and, for many, there have been cumulative losses. These losses, along with disenfranchised losses, are often more difficult for clients and providers to recognize, which can result in a missed opportunity for intervention.
- Define various types of losses
- Discover how to recognize non-death and disenfranchised losses and grief reactions
- Describe interventions that can be helpful in facilitating grief reactions to non-death and disenfranchised losses
Andrea Croom, PhD is a licensed psychologist who has provided direct clinical care to adult clients at major medical centers and now exclusively works in private practice. A native of Pennsylvania, she earned her BS in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Croom has conducted research on shared decision making and how families and couples cope with chronic/life-limiting illnesses, as well as research on death concept development and dark tourism experiences in children and adolescents. She specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment to medical illness or other major life changes, grief and loss, and relationship concerns.
Professional development/CEUs will be available available after passing the posttest at 70% and completing the course evaluation.
Psychologists - This activity qualifies for 3.0 hours of professional development credit for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. (DPA) maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(c)(2)(A). Counselors - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. Social Workers - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers rules 781.509 and 781.511(a)-(c). Marriage and Family Therapists - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists rule 801.264. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Please retain the certificate of completion and use as proof of completion when required.