ACA Podcast Series


Since 2008, ACA has provided a series of podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues.

These podcasts—prerecorded interviews posted on the ACA website—can be downloaded to your computer so that you can listen to them at your convenience while at home or work. They also can be added to your iPod for use while taking a walk, on the treadmill, in the car, or whenever you have time.

Most podcasts offer opportunities to earn Continuing Education credits. If you are interested in earning CE credits click here.  

The podcasts can also be accessed by visiting our Professional Development Center

Transcripts for select podcasts can be found here.

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HT055 - When Grief Becomes Complicated

Antonietta Corvasce, LPC, NCC

The presenter discusses Grief, Complicated Grief, Anticipatory Grief, Traumatic Grief, Disenfranchised Grief, and Ambiguous Grief.  She discusses the assessment and treatment of various types of grief. She discusses individual counseling as opposed to group counseling for grief reactions.  One question the presenter finds important is: How does a client stay connected with the one who has died, and move on with their life?  She describes Grief Bursts, when some small thing triggers the memory of the loved one and the client is suddenly filled with sadness.

Antonietta Corvasce, LPC, NCC  is Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor licensed in Washington, DC. Through her experience and training, she has developed specializations in grief and loss, trauma, and couples and family work. During her years with a local hospice as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit, she pursued her certification in Thanatology (the study of death education) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She is also a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider through the MISS Foundation. Her busy private practice involves helping individuals and couples who have experienced traumatic loss—death of a child, sudden death, suicide and homicide. Her clients include those who struggle through normal grief reactions associated with the death of a loved one, as well as those dealing with complicated grief reactions.

Among other questions, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following:

  • What does it mean to "heal from loss"?
  • What is the difference between grieving and mourning?
  • What is meant by the mourning process?
  • Do I ever get over the loss of a loved one?
  • What is anticipatory grief?
  • What is traumatic loss/grief?
  • What is ambiguous loss?
  • What is complicated grief?
  • What might influence one's failure to grieve?
  • Can you name and describe the different complicated grief reactions?

Running time: 58:30

MP3, 40.23 MB

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