• Wednesday, December 15, 2021


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Grief and Co-Occurring Disorder Considerations


No one can escape loss, yet many struggle when it occurs.  The purpose of this presentation is to outline practical, yet compassionate considerations when providing care for those attempting to cope with grief/loss. This session will focus on defining, identifying, and interventions to help individuals cope with co-occurring disorders compounded or exacerbated by grief/loss. Finally, a review of current cultural and diversity factors that may present additional barriers to provide optimized care for clients and clinicians. 


Wednesday, December 15, 2021     

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. PST
1 – 3 p.m. CST
2 – 4 p.m. EST
Presented live interactive via WebEx
*links to the presentation and CE pretest will be sent out the day prior to the event date to those that are registered.  The confirmation will not populate your calendar.  You must enter the training into your calendar yourself
2 CE
Any cancellation/refund requests must be made 48 hours in advance to receive credit.


This presentation is designed to help participants:
  • Be able to differentiate between grief and loss
  • Describe the Grief process
  • Recognize factors related to the intersectionality between grief, co-occurring disorders, and diversity  
  • Identify ways to support, advocate, and provide psychoeducation to those who may be experiencing any type of grief/loss. 
Dr. Princess Drake is a Mental Health Practitioner at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Dr. Drake completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at Argosy University in 2018, her pre-doctoral internship at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, MN and she is currently completing her licensure process. Dr. Drake earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from FSPP in 2015 and M.S. in professional counseling at Lipscomb University in 2012. She currently serves as Chair for The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologist advisory committee. Her primary interests include co-occurring disorders, trauma, psychosis, diversity/identity issues, grief/loss, and personality disorders. Dr. Drake is dedicated to working with diverse populations and obtaining additional experience through leadership, mentoring, and academic training. She has previously served as the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) Board of Directors Student Representative and FPA Graduate Students (FPAGS) President, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Campus Representative, and FSPP Student Psychological Association Mentor Coordinator. 


This live interactive virtual event is open as a benefit to all employees, Graduate School alumni and students of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Participants must attend the entire event and complete tests and evaluations to receive credit. Attendance tracked via virtual WebEx platform reporting. Certificates will be provided following completion of tests and evaluations.

If you have an ADA request and special requirements are needed, please contact Pam Wood at 1-651-213-4538 at least two weeks prior to the program.


Questions? Please contact Pam Wood.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, provider #1487, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period:11/22/2020-11/22/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits per training.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0529.  The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, NAADAC Provider #77968. Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming. The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by Florida Certification Board # 5058-A,  CAADE Provider # CP20 975 C 0322, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-160-1121 CADTP provider # 125, and CA BRN CEP 16722. 

Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.


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The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation's leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults and youth, the Foundation has 17 locations nationwide and collaborates with an expansive network throughout health care. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.

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