Elizabeth Kupferman’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minor in Women’s Studies

Clayton State University
Associate of Science in Nursing

Credentials:

Registered Nurse, State of Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor State of Florida  10047
Licensed Professional Counselor State of Texas
National Certified Counselor

Experience:

Expressive Counseling, LLC
Counselor and Owner

Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region

Charlotte, North Carolina

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Professional Affiliations:

American Counseling Association
Sigma Theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing

Additional Post Graduate Education

Sandplay Therapy Institute, 2010-2011                                                                       Foundational Life Coach Practicum, Institute for Life Coach Training, 2008
Foundational Life Coach Training, Institute for Life Coach Training, 2007
Substance Abuse Counseling, 2007 – Argosy University
Human Sexuality Counseling, 2007 – Argosy University
Expressive Arts Therapy, 2006 – Appalachian State University
Gestalt Therapy, 2005 – Appalachian State University
Expressive Arts for Children, 2005 – Appalachian State University

Seminars and Workshops Presented

Caregiving vs. Caretaking
VA National Caregiver Support Program, June, 2015

How to Live A Big Life
Plaid for Women Radio with Sara Zink on blogtalkradio.com January, 2014

Three Phases of Personal Growth
Plaid for Women Live! October, 2013

Kaleidoscope of Grief:  Grief Series
Plaid for Women Radio with Sara Zink on blogtalkradio.com, Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2012

Living With Grief 
Plaid for Women Radio with Sara Zink on blogtalkradio.com, July, 2012

Things No One Ever Told You About Widowhood
Plaid for Women Radio with Sara Zink on blogtalkradio.com, June 2012

Handling Grief at Work
Plaid for Women Radio with Sara Zink on blogtalkradio.com, May 2012

Heart 2 Heart:  Women in Relationships & The Science of Happiness
Heartbeat Radio for Women, Thursdays from 4:15-5:00 pm January 28th – June 10, 2110

Living Fully as a Way to Honor Your Mother
VITAS, May, 2009

The Conscious Stepfamily Workshop
Orlando Diocese, January, 2009

Stepfamily 101
Orlando Diocese, January, 2009

Grief in the Workplace
Southeastern Association of Credit Management, December, 2008

Stepfamily 101
Orlando Diocese, November 2008

The Tasks of Mourning:  The Straightforward Way to Helping Our Grieving Clients
Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida, November 2008

Grief and Loss During the Holiday Season
Florida Hospital, October 2008

Compassion Fatigue:  The Cost of our Calling
Association of Death Education and Counseling, October 2008

The Vision for Your Step-family Workshop
Orlando Diocese, September 2008

Step-family 101
Orlando Diocese, August, 2008

The Path to Happiness: Releasing the Past
Orlando Diocese, August, 2008

Spirituality and the Single Parent
Orlando Diocese, April and May, 2008

Grief and Loss from a Multicultural Perspective
ALS Association, National Office, April, 2008

Compassion Fatigue for Funeral Directors
Lohman Funeral Homes, March, 2008

Grief and Loss from a Developmental Perspective
Life Span Development Class, Rollins College, January 2008

You’re Not Crazy, You’re Grieving
Lost Loved Ones Support Services, October, 2007

Pediatric Nurses Get To Play Too!
Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, 2007

Empathy: The Secret to Handling Difficult Families, 2006
Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region

Compassion Fatigue in the Long Term Care Community, 2006
Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region

What I Have and Haven’t Lost: Expressing Grief through Collage, 2006
Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region

The Memory Wreath: Honoring our Long Term Care Community Residents,2006
Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region

The Strength Stick: Chameleon’s Journey Grief Camp for Children, 2006
Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region

Continuing Education

Addiction
Bayside Continuing Education, June, 2016

Emotional Manipulation:  Understanding Manipulators and Helping Their Victims
Cross Country Education, May, 2016

Domestic Violence/Change, Already/Psychology of Divorce/Medical Errors/Florida Rules and Laws for Nursing
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2016

The Accessible DSM 5
Cross Country Education, October, 2015

Anger Control Made Easy
Cross Country Education, September, 2014

Clinical Aspects Regarding Alcoholism as an Addiction,
Medical Error Prevention in the Mental Health Field,
Family Counseling with Addiction Issues,
Exploring the Relationship Between Exercise and Mental Health,
Domestic Violence,
Effects of Social Media on Mental Health and Relationships,
Career Planning with Clients,
Breaking Through Denial,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
Disaster Preparedness for Mental Health Professionals,
Internet Addiction, Ethical Risk Managed Record Keeping,
Ethics and Boundary Issues in Counseling Relationships
Bayside Continuing Education, June, 2014

Suicide and Risk Assessment
Bayside Continuing Education, May, 2012

Anger Management
Bayside Continuing Education, May, 2012

Substance Related Relapse
Bayside Continuing Education, May, 2012

Eating Disorders
Bayside Continuing Education, May, 2012

Children of Alcoholics
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Birth Order
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Medical Errors Prevention
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Effects of Nutrition on  Depression
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Birth Order
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Power of Change
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Boundary and Ethical Issues in Counseling Relationships
Bayside Continuing Education, April, 2012

Imago Therapy
Millwood Hospital, February, 2102

The Living Reality of the Psyche
Sandplay Therapy Institute, October, 2011

Complex Clinical Explorations in Sandplay Therapy
Sandplay Therapy Institute, September, 2011

The Body of Trust:  Traumatic Loss and Meaning Construction
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference June, 2011

Meaning in Parents Bereaved by Cancer:  A Mixed Method Study
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, June, 2011

Compassion Fatigue and Its Effects on Those Who Care
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, June 2011

Impact of the Oncologist’s Grief on Oncologist Well-Being
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, June 2011

Black Saturday: Grief and Bereavement Support Following a Catastrophic Fire
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, June, 2011

Models of Grief
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, June 2011

Family Model of Bereavement Care Using Relational Meaning
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference June, 2011

Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for the Professional Caregiver
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, June, 2011

Action-Oriented Grief:  Widowers’ Use of Rituals
Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference June 2011

Sandplay with Adults
Sandplay Therapy Institute, May, 2011

Sandplay Therapy The Language of Symbols
Sandplay Therapy Institute, October, 2010

Understanding the Sandplay Process
Sandplay Therapy Institute, September, 2010

Jungian Therapy
Sandplay Therapy Institute, May, 2010

Medical Errors
Bayside Continuing Education and Development, May, 2010

Fundamentals of Sandplay
Sandplay Therapy Institute, April, 2010

Baker Act
Bayside Continuing Education and Development, April, 2010

Domestic Violence
Bayside Continuing Education and Development, April, 2010

Wisdom of the Dream:  A Jungian Approach to Dream Interpretation
Cross Country Education, January, 2010

The Psychology of Resilience:  A Multi-Modal Framework for Thriving Based on the Heroic Journey
Cross Country Education, November,  2009

Healing the Anxious Client Through Sandplay and Play Therapy
Florida Sandplay Therapy Association and The Association for Community Counseling October,  2009

Grief and Loss from a Buddhist Perspective
Collaborative for End-of-life and Grief Education, July 2009

EMDR and Grief
Collaborative for End-of-Life and Grief Education, April, 2009

Anxiety Disorders:  Research, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cross Country Education, April, 2009

The Three Stages of Healing:  Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma
Cross Country Education, October 2008

Re-Storying Death & Grief Through Remembering Practices
Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, September 2008

Grief from the Victim’s Perspective
Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, July 2008

Grief Issues Facing Young Widows and Widowers
Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, April 2008

Hospice and Palliative Care
Bayside Continuing Education and Development, April 2008

Depression
Bayside Continuing Education and Development, April 2008

Complicated Mourning after a Sudden Traumatic Death
Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, February, 2008

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Elizabeth Kupferman, RN, LMHC, LPC

National Certified Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
   in Texas and Florida
Licensed Professional Counselor

(817) 203-4833

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