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Upcoming Chapter Events

    • January 28, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom

    RRC-CAMFT January Monthly Meeting

    The Surreal World of Surviving in a Pandemic:

    It’s impact on our clients, ourselves

    and how to provide care and sanity for all.

    Presented by Debi Jenkins Frankle, LMFT

    From the Calabasas Counseling & Grief Center

    Debi Jenkins Frankle, LMFT is an expert in the field of grief. Debi has been working with clients suffering from lifetimes of loss for over 25 years. She and husband, Mark Frankle LMFT, are the co-founders of the Calabasas Counseling and Grief Recovery Center. Debi is also the founder of Private Practice Grief Workshops and Trainings for Mental Health Professionals as well as the FB group for clinicians: Private Practice Grief. She is an adjunct professor at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University.


    Pandemic related loss is multilayered with the agony of Anticipatory Grief and invalidation of

    Disenfranchised Losses. This calls for a re-examination of how we define loss, recognize grief, deal with the inability to participate in traditional mourning rituals and support our clients while we are experiencing our own grief.

    Certain key factors impact our grieving. We will be discussing how to take these into consideration when working with clients impacted by loss. Anticipatory grief and disenfranchised grieving experiences have complicated this process over the last year.

    This workshop will also teach you to recognize the 7 areas of our clients’ lives that are impacted by grief: Cognitive, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Social, Family, and Work.

    We will also be differentiating between grief and trauma, and examining how traumatic loss can complicate grief.

    Once you know how grief can specifically show up in your clients, you can begin to name and

    normalize this experience for them. Come join us to help our clients and ourselves to regain our footing in this surreal world of pandemic loss.

    This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.


    1. Equip clinicians with the knowledge to understand the grief, mourning, loss and trauma that

    many have experienced, during this pandemic.

    2. Provide clinicians with the symptoms and signs of grief in 7 areas of functioning: Cognitive,

    Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Social, Family and Work.

    3. Provide at least 3 resources to use with clients and ourselves to provide care for grieving and healing.

    Schedule of Events

    5:30 - 5:45pm Introductions and Member Discourse

    5:45 - 6:45pm Presentation from Debi Jenkins Frankl
    6:45 - 7:00pm Questions and Goodbyes

    1 Free CE Provided for Members by RRC CAMFT, Approval Number #50119

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    Meeting ID: 815 3247 3456

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    *Course Completion Certificates will be awarded to all participants. Online participants have the option of electronic certificate sent via email or physical certificate sent through U.S. mail.

    *Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

    *RRC CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. RRC CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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