The Healing Journey of Grief and Loss

Designed for psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, healthcare professionals and clergy, this intensive training provides an overview of
key issues related to the cycle of grief-loss-renewal.

The experience of grief can come to us in many different ways, including: the death of a loved one; loss of family, friends or community; a medical or psycho-spiritual crisis; divorce or relationship breakup; the loss of a career, job or home; the challenges of aging or disability; and the loss of our health/vitality/physical/sexual functioning.

Through utilizing a strengths-based approach in this seminar, we will deepen our understanding of the grief-loss-renewal process, and will also develop enhanced skills to employ in our professional and personal lives. Grief and loss can be debilitating to your clients if not addressed. You will acquire engaging psycho-educational tools and techniques to enhance your grief-support work. Come prepared to explore this powerful terrain in a safe and creative professional learning environment.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the many contexts of grief and loss, including disenfranchised grief
  • Understand how clients can be affected by grief and loss:
    cognitively, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically
  • Develop skills to enhance clients’ experiences of resilience and renewal
  • Effectively support individuals who are experiencing grief as a result
    of life-changing events
  • Develop creative interventions for various developmental age groups
  • Strengthen sensitivity and competencies for cross-cultural grief support

Kate Greenway - UWM-SCE Human Services Instructor

Dates and locations to be announced.


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