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Webinar – Cultural Competency as it Relates to Grief Work

September 11, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Cultural Competency as it Relates to Grief Work

A Live, Interactive Webinar


$15.00 for non-members Free for Members


The cultural makeup of the United States continues to change rapidly, and as minority groups continue to grow, these groups’ beliefs and customs must be taken into account when examining death, grief, and bereavement. Cultural groups are not homogeneous, and individual variation must always be considered in situations of death, grief, and bereavement. However, because the customs, rituals, and beliefs of the groups to which they belong affect individuals’ experiences of death, grief, and bereavement, health care professionals need to be open to learning about them to better understand and help.

CE Credit: 1

Target audience:

Social workers, marriage and family therapists, clinical professional counselors, educators, community helpers, and caregivers

Content level:


About the instructors:

Paul Thomas Clements is a Board Certified Advanced Forensic Nurse, a Certified Gang Specialist, and Certified in Danger Assessment. Practicing in the forensic nursing arena for over 30 years, Clements has provided consultation for hospital systems, EMTs, Child Protective Agency personnel, trauma/emergency nurses, psychiatric providers, academic and corporate settings – each regarding vulnerability risk assessment, target-hardening, and decreasing the number of violent incidents in the workplace, as well as bullying and the subsequent sequelae. Clements has provided consultation to public school systems and other child-related agencies related to child abuse assessment, and also related to the aftermath of violence and/or violent death (including homicide of a child and gang-related deaths) for teachers and other classmates. Clements has three upcoming textbooks: Gender Violence Across the Spectrum: A Trauma-Informed Approach, Mental Health Issues in Child Maltreatment: A New Perspective, and Violence Against Women: Contemporary Examination of Domestic Violence. Additionally, he has numerous peer-review publications, and a significant number of conference presentations – nationally and internationally – that address assessment and intervention related to the neurobiology of trauma, interpersonal violence and aggression, coping after a violent death, safety assessment, and exposure to interpersonal violence and crime. His work in the field of grief and bereavement spans over thirty years, including being co-director of the homicide bereavement center at the Medical Examiner’s Officer at the City of Philadelphia’s Depart of Public Health, which then expanded to provide free grief services to all families of sudden traumatic death for the 1 million citizens in the City. He then was sought out to replicate this program at 2 other major Medical Examiner’s Offices in the United States. Dr. Clements was a grief therapist in private practice as well as a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer during the 9/11 tragedy. Dr. Clements has worked closely with a wide variety of cultures, both in the United States and internationally. Clements holds a Master’s degree in Child and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychiatric Nursing, both from the University of Pennsylvania, with research and practice that have surrounded the traumatic presentations and behaviors of children exposed to the homicide of a family member. Clements was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses in 2002, and was an inaugural Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing from 2005-2012. Most recently, in 2021, he was inducted as the first Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Forensic Nursing. Clements works as a Professor at the Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing at Texas A & M University.


Zoom (link will be emailed to you)

Learning objectives

After attending this course…

  • Participants will be able to establish at least 3 methods of approaching cultural considerations related to death and grieving
  • Participants will utilize this session to actively introspect their initial interaction and encounter grieving clients within a frame of cultural awareness and empowerment.
  • Participants will identify at least 2 strategies for establishing adaptive and proactive therapeutic interventions based on cultural awareness and empowerment.

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. 1) Case examples of various cultural encounters will be provided and 2) this will allow for exploration and discussion between the speaker / audience and audience/audience.

System requirements to utilize Zoom

Intel 4th to 7th generation desktop CPU with 4 or more cores and CPU base frequency 3 GHz or higher. Intel Core i7 and i9 processors, 11 generation or greater, with 8 or more cores and 2.5 GHz or higher.

Fee & registration

Cost is $15 (free for Members) and includes CE credit. Register prior to the start of the live webinar. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion. Adam’s Place is an approved continuing education provider for The State of Nevada Department of Education, The Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Work, and The State of Nevada Board of Examiners for MFT & CPC.

Adam’s Place, provider number #1943, 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. Adam’s Place maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/11/2024-1/11/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 other continuing education credit

For questions or concerns, please call: (702)501-0988


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September 11, 2024
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