“Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory when Providing Grief Support/Counseling”
(1.0 CE hour )
Describe the four major types of attachment and how they can affect the grieving process.
Define and understand attachment theory and its applications for working with grieving clients.
Identify an attachment style that can lead to complicated/prolonged grief
Brandon Palmer, CT, GC-C, GSG-CSp
Brandon has been working as a hospice chaplain/bereavement coordinator for the past decade. He is currently working for Intermountain Health as a full-time bereavement coordinator for Salt Lake and Utah County. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University with a BS in Religion. He’s currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Thanatology (study of death, dying, and bereavement) from Edgewood College. He’s certified in Thanatology (CT) with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and as a Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C) and Grief Support Group Certified Specialist (GSG-CSp) by The American Academy of Grief Counseling. He also received Basic Certification in Grief Therapy from The Portland Institute for Loss and Transition under the direction of Dr. Robert Neimeyer and is pursuing full certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.
Brandon is a From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coach with the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching (IOPGC) and is a Certified Grief Educator with David Kessler’s training program. Other organizations he has received professional training in grief and bereavement include: The Dougy Center, New Zealand Institute for Well-Being & Resilience, Shapes of Grief, Megan Devine’s grief professional program, and The Columbia Center for Prolonged Grief.
Brandon is passionate about providing grief support and counseling and helping people navigate their individual grief journey. When Brandon is not working with death/dying/bereavement you can find him reading and studying about it! He even has an app on his phone that reminds him that he’s going to die 5 times a day! Death is what gives meaning to life for Brandon. He loves spending time with his two children doing anything. His hobbies include hiking, reading, being in nature, birding, and watching arthouse cinema-to name a few.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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