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Mental Wellness After Loss

presented by Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR, BCMH

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Financial: Quinn Tyminski receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Quinn Tyminski has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 89 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 27 Minutes

Loss is felt by all individuals at some point in life. Commonly associated with death, grief can be felt due to a variety of losses, including loss of limb, function, or relationship. Due to the pervasive nature of loss, this course is targeted at providing information on grief and loss to health care professionals, including athletic training, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology. This course provides basic knowledge regarding grief, including an exploration of a variety of grief theories, and practical skills for addressing grief and loss with clients. The course ends with a discussion of mental health promotion for all.

Meet Your Instructor

Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR, BCMH

Dr. Quinn Tyminski currently serves as an instructor in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Tyminski earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in 2012 and her Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2017 from Saint Louis University. Her clinical practice experience…

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1. Grief and Loss

This chapter provides definitions of grief, bereavement, and mourning as a basis for understanding the process of grief. A variety of grief theories are explored, with an in-depth examination of a commonly used theory to understand healing from loss.

2. Complications to Grief

Practitioners will learn how personal and environmental factors impact healing from loss. This chapter discusses departures from traditional grief theories. Mental illness, traumatic death, and new diagnosis are all discussed with regard to their impact on grief.

3. Skills for Practice With Grief

Practitioners will learn skills for the evaluation and intervention process to address grief and incorporate mourning rituals into treatment. Optional assessments and examples of intervention ideas are provided.

4. Mental Health Promotion for All

Positive mental health and resilience can serve as protective factors for coping with loss. This chapter will explore the three levels of mental health service provision, with heavy emphasis on the universal tier of service, mental health promotion. Practitioners will be taught how to implement population-level mental health promotion programs to prevent future mental health concerns.

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