Description & Objectives

Continuing Education Hours: 3 CEs for LPC, SW, LMFT, and Psychologists - NBCC Approved

Date: December 9th, 2022

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm CST (Please log in 10 minutes ahead of start time to get settled and test technology)

Location: Via Zoom

DescriptionDomestic Violence creates an invasive trauma that permeates every part of the one victimized. Domestic Violence affects the entire constellation of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational life experience arenas. Developing an understanding of the most effective approaches to dealing with individuals touched by Domestic Violence demands fresh perspectives on loss, grief, mourning and resiliency.

This workshop will draw from the most recent literature related to each of the four areas mentioned - loss, grief, mourning and resiliency - and how implementing healing strategies serves both intervention and prevention roles in addressing Domestic Violence.

The workshop will establish a working vocabulary that, when used, creates mental and emotional frameworks for healing. In addition to the healing vocabulary, this workshop will highlight the following:

  • Findings from the ACEs Study outlining the traumatic effects of childhood trauma related to Domestic/Family Violence
  • Grief as a Reactive Process
  • Common Grief Avoidance Response Patterns
  • Mourning as a Proactive Process
  • A Framework for Nurturing and Accessing Personal Resiliency

Learning Objectives:

Participants will

  • Gain insight into personal life loss experiences and how those experiences can serve a points of contact with clients.
  • Acquire a grief vocabulary that is both practical and portable to any situation they may face personally or professionally.
  • Explore the “Double-Sided Coin” of the Grief Process and the Mourning Process.
  • Identify Common Grief Avoidance Response Patterns and Questions to employ when working with clients.
  • Examine Five Pathways to Resiliency and how to use them in conversations with clients.


M.Ed, LPC-S Mark Hundley

Mark Hundley has a passion for working with people to help create purposeful lives. He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hardin-Simmons University and his Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Mark has expertise in the field of loss/grief. He works with individuals, families, and corporate bodies to create and implement strategies for powerful living in the aftermath of tragedy, trauma, and loss. He is a founder of the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center in Plano, TX. Currently, Mark works with clients in private practice and provides supervision for LPC Associates.