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Sherry Smelley Presents

Grief: The Healing Powers of Story - Fairy Tale and Fable

Now Available On-Demand

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1 CE Credit

About the CE Credits Offered
CE Details: 1.0 Clinical

Counselors: This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addictions Counselors: This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.

Social Workers:, #1766, 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. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2021 – 03/31/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Clinical continuing education credits.
ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Psychologists: 1.0 Credit - Click here to review Accreditation

Full Details: Learner Notification

About Sherry Smelley

Sherry Van Atta Smelley, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, BACS has been working with serious and life-threatening illness, grief and loss for over 30 years. She has worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, out-patient clinics and private practice. She provides individual and couples counseling and is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. Since 2002 Sherry has been an adjunct faculty member at Louisiana State University teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the School of Social Work. It was at LSU that she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. Sherry is recognized as a diplomate in Clinical Social Work by the Academy of Certified Social Worker, the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and is a member of the National Association of Social Work. Most recently, after her mother's long journey with Alzheimer's Disease and subsequent death, Sherry has written a book, The Girl, the Star, and the Spider, and has made it available in hopes that it will bring comfort to others as it has to her.

About the Workshop

Content Level: Beginner

Using Narrative Therapy, Story, as a Therapeutic Intervention for Individuals to Find Comfort in Their Grief


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a clear understanding of grief and its many dimensions.
  • Participants will be introduced to different views, a paradigm shift, of what grief is and what it is not.
  • Participants will have an understanding of specific techniques designed to increase effectiveness with processing grief associated with loss.
  • Participants will be exposed to ways to use the creativity of narrative therapy and also be able to examine and explore a specific and personal example.
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How to Register

To register for the workshop, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to begin the registration process.
  2. You MUST have a profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to before being able to complete your registration. Once you sign up or sign in you will be directed to the workshop registration page to complete your registration.
  3. You MUST use the email address associated with your profile at registration. This is an important step so we can verify attendance accurately.
  4. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the Zoom registration page.
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

By participating, you reaffirm your agreement to comply with the User Terms & Conditions.