Webinar Description

One hour| One CE | Non-Interactive

Each year, approximately 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke. Stroke is among the leading causes of long term disability in the United States. After being discharged from the hospital, approximately 80% of stroke survivors return home to the care of family members. These individuals often must reevaluate and remake their self-identity (i.e., from husband or wife or son or daughter) in order to assume the role of “family caregiver”. Unfortunately, this new identity of family caregiver can be fleeting, as many survivors will pass away within the first few months of the stroke. For family caregivers, this can lead to guilt, doubt, and uncertainty about the contributions they can now make since they are no longer in the caregiving role. This distress, in turn, can result in poor adjustment and poor psychosocial outcomes. The objective of this presentation is to use a “case and frame” approach to illustrate how what we understand from empirical research on this topic expresses itself in the “real world” of mental health practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • List health factors that contribute to the experience of stroke in patients; be able to identify the signs of stroke.

  • Identify the grief and loss process from a caregiver perspective, and the differences in this experience for individuals coping with a loss.

  • Identify best practice standards in integrated health care settings that highlight opportunities behavioral health professionals may have to assist patients and their families, especially in times of a global pandemic.

CE Accreditation

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7174. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs

Course curriculum

  • 1

    On-Demand Webinar

    • Watch the webinar recording here
  • 2


    • Webinar Slide Deck and Transcript
    • References
  • 3

    Webinar Evaluation and Post-Test (Required)

    • Directions for Evaluation and Post-Test
    • Webinar Evaluation
    • Post-Test
  • 4

    Get Your Certificate of Completion

    • Certificate of Completion


Natalie Randolph

Natalie Randolph

Natalie Randolph, DBH, LCSW completed her BSW from Northern Arizona University in 2000, while her MSW was obtained from Arizona State University in 2005. In 2016, Ms Randolph completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dr. Randolph has served in private, non-profit, and government agencies for the past 20 years; individual, family, group, leadership and consultation work was demonstrated within these roles. Despite, the variety of roles Dr. Randolph has assumed, she developed an area of specialty in the field of substance abuse through her various roles working with: families and adolescents involved in the child welfare system, collaborating discharges with patients on an adult psychiatric unit, providing consultation services with behavioral health staff on a remote reservation combating severe substance abuse issues, and serving as a school social worker in an alternative school setting. She has collaborated with NAU for over a decade to oversee internships for BSW students, in addition to serving as an adjunct professor for the BSW Department. As of August 2017, Dr. Randolph assumed the role of an Assistant Clinical Professor for the BSW Program. The subsequent year, Dr. Randolph aided with the development and implementation of NAU’s MSW Program. Dr. Randolph also serves a therapist at Back2Basics, a private residential substance abuse agency providing psycho-education, individual, group, and family therapy. Dr. Randolph also engages in community service work through her role as a board member at Cummings Graduate Institute.
Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver, MSW, LMSW received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from NAU, and later earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from ASU. While pursuing her Master's degree, she worked with DCS teaching foster care classes and assisting children and parents in the family preservation and reunification programs. She has worked as a school counselor and as a neuro social worker for brain injury survivors. Most recently, she practiced medical social work in the palliative field and in the emergency department. In addition, she works in private practice specializing in trauma, life transitions, anxiety, and end of life. Through her diverse experiences, Courtney discovered her passion for teaching, and began teaching part-time in March 2017 at Northern Arizona University. As of August 2017, she became a full-time faculty member with NAU.

About this webinar

Original air date:  February 17, 2021

Target Audience: Social workers, nurses, psychologists, licensed therapists, and mental health professionals are encouraged to attend. Anyone with an interest in palliative care is welcome to attend.

Content Level: Intermediate

Cost: No cost

Course delivery:  Online, on-demand

Interaction:  Asynchronous, Non-interactive

Approvals: One (1) hour of CE credit provided by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Requirements to obtain CE:  Watch entire webinar recording; complete course evaluation & posttest. 

Posttest: Obtain an 80% minimum score. You can retake the test as needed to achieve a qualifying score.

Evaluation: At the conclusion of the webinar a course evaluation will be available for completion.

Certificate award process:  A certificate of completion will be provided by Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. The certificate will be available for immediate download.

Accommodations:  All videos are closed-captioned.  Individuals needing other accommodations should contact continuinged@cgi.edu or call (480) 285-1761, ext. 3

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