When Grief is Complicated

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Date(s) - 02 May, 2017
7:15 am - 12:00 pm

Christus St. Vincent - Medical/Dental Bldg.


Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual Living With Grief® Program

When Grief is Complicated

Hosted by Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs,
The George Washington University

About the Program

While most individuals experiencing loss face grief, most grievers can cope with loss and subsequent grief in ways defined by their culture as appropriate and can fulfill, after brief and intermittent impairment, their social and work- place roles. However, research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals who experience loss experi- ence more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions triggered by the loss, such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary. This program is 2 hours, with an additional 30 minute post-program discussion required for CE credits.

National Experts

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT, Clinical Psychologist Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, Professor of Psychology

Pamela Kushner, MA,MD,FAAFP

Continuing Education
2.5 hours of CE credit are available for professionals. The CE cost is $18 per certificate from April 27, 2017 to May 11, 2017. After this date, CE credits are $21 per certificate. CE credits are available until April 26, 2018.

Pre-Registration Required
To register, or for more information, contact Alysha DAmour at (505) 913-3820 or Alysha.damour@stvin.org

Local Experts
Janet Schrieber PhD,
Eileen Joyce, Grief Recovery Specialist/

Support Group Facilitator
Owen Kunkle, M.A. Grief Specialist
Bob Dorset, PhD
Chris Uhlemann, LMHC (Gerards House) Luke Bullock, MDiv, CSVRMC Spiritual Care

Sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Vincent
in collaboration with Comfort Keepers and Del Corazon Hospice