Ambiguous Loss in Patients in the Rehabilitation Setting

Description:  Patients in the rehabilitation setting often experience ambiguous loss, which is often misunderstood and confusing, both to themselves and others.  As clinicians, it is import to be able to recognize and appreciate these losses when treating patients and families in a rehabilitation setting in an effort to provide the best possible care.  This webinar will focus on an in-depth look at ambiguous loss, as well as techniques and interventions that clinicians can incorporate into their approach and practice when working with these patients.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define and identify ambiguous loss in various forms and situations that affect patients and families
  • Identify and comprehend the difference between ambiguous loss and ambivalence
  • Recognize the coping techniques that patients and families may use, and how they can affect one’s healing and participation in treatment
  • Incorporate techniques into treatment to address ambiguous loss without taking away from clinician goals

Instructor:  Katrina Myhra, LCSW, Patient and Family Counselor, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, Social Workers

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.10 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT – Client Factors; Category 2: OT Process - Intervention

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour has approved this course. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour

Speech-Language Pathology

Logo for The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Units (CEU) program

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91), OH-362, 12/01/2020-115onKAS

This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour OH-362, 12/01/2020-115onKAS

Social Work

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is registered by the State of Illinois to sponsor continuing education programs for social workers. This program will award 1 Continuing Education Credit Hour. Sponsor License #159001466

Financial: Receives an Honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial: No non-financial disclosures at this time

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Social Workers Speech Language Pathologists