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Off-Site Workshop: Complicated Grief and its Treatment

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Despite the difficulty of losing a loved one, over time most people find a way to come to terms with the loss, reshape their relationship with the person who died, and restore a sense of meaning and purpose in their own lives. However, for an important subgroup troubling thoughts and feelings, problematic behaviors or inadequate can derail this process and result in the development of complicated grief (CG).

The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles, and practice of a manualized treatment that you can use for clients with complicated grief. You will learn practical information about how and why we use the core procedures and how we put them together. We will guide you in understanding how to conceptualize, diagnose and plan a targeted personalized treatment. Participants will learn what we mean by a Sherpa-like companionship treatment alliance, how to use a grief monitoring diary and how to work with personalized aspirational goals in order to revitalize and strengthen self-regulation in bereaved clients. You will learn how to enhance reconnection with significant others, how to listen to the story of the death, how to guide clients in situational revisiting and how to foster continuing bonds to the deceased through memories and imaginal conversation. You will find the course to be highly interactive with presentations, small group discussions, some role plays, and Q and A.

*The workshop will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm on both days.

M. Katherine Shear, M.D.

For more information and to register visit: missionhospice.eventbrite.com


Mission Hospice & Home Care
Ste 300, 1670 S Amphlett Blvd #300
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States