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September 1, 2015

HealthForumOnline Co-Sponsors GIERs Conference on Resilience

HealthForumOnline, a nationally-approved provider of online mental health continuing education, has joined with the Grief Information Education and Recovery Services, (GIERS), a non-profit organization assisting individuals, families and organizations recover from a range of losses, to offer APA-approved continuing education credits for their upcoming October 2015 conference, Bounce Back: The Power of Resilience. This day-long conference provides health professionals with practical, natural, and resourceful solutions to promote resilience in the face of trauma, enabling clients to survive and even thrive as they recover from serious life challenges.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 1, 2015 – Mental health professionals are frequently called upon to help clients find their way through the chaos and often-severe symptoms that occur in the aftermath of trauma and loss. More than ever, psychologists, social workers, counselors and allied health care providers need practical, natural, resourceful solutions to help clients navigate through this demanding territory. We are pleased to announce that HealthForumOnline (HFO), a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education (CE) for mental health providers has joined with Grief Information Education and Recovery Services, (GIERS), a non-profit organization assisting individuals, families and organizations recover from a range of losses, to offer APA-approved continuing education credits for their upcoming October 9, 2015 conference,  Bounce Back: The Power of Resilience.

We never know when a life changing event such as death of a loved one, life threatening illness, natural disaster, divorce, financial losses, or a car accident can cause us to feel like we are on a physical and emotional roller coaster and in great need of survival tools and support. It is because none of us is immune to the bumps in life, that Bounce Back: The Power of Resilience Conference was conceived. This enlightening full-day conference is designedto educate, empower, and enrichhealthcare and allied professionals who serve those recovering from trauma and loss. Experts in the field will provide health professionals with practical and resourceful solutions to promote resilience in the face of trauma, enabling clients to survive and even thrive as they recover from serious life challenges.

After participating in this conference, participants will understand the mechanisms by which personal traits and relationships impact resilience and well-being in response to coping with stress/trauma. They will be better prepared to identify the experience of grief across the developmental stages of life and distinguish between normal and complicated grief reactions. The construct of stress and its potential negative consequence on an individual’s health and wellness will be discussed using a framework from the field of positive psychology. Lastly, theory- and evidenced-based mind and body interventions will be presented for personal and clinical applications regarding manage stress. For more information about conference costs and registration visit GIERS.

HealthForumOnline’s online CE resource library has 19 categories of topics related to health psychology and behavioral medicine (i.e., ethics, cancer adaptation, women’s health, cultural diversity, eating disorders, reproduction/sexuality, aging/gerontology, pediatric behavioral medicine, assessment, chemical dependency, chronic/acute illness, clinical intervention, group therapy, infectious disease, long-term care, neuropsychology, pain management, spirituality, LGBT issues). Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other allied health professionals can now chose from over 100 courses available online or as downloadable, transportable PDFs. Health professionals can log on and complete CE courses at their own pace, on their own schedule, anywhere they have Internet access – even generate their own CE certificate. And with free ongoing access to course updates, these CEs are very cost-effective.

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