Working With Grieving Clients Throughout the Lifespan
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Date: March 2, 2012 (in case of snow, March 9, 2012)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hyland Hall 1306
Price: Students: $20 , Professionals: $60
About the Grief Workshop
Experiencing grief following a loss is normal. Throughout life, we experience many losses; in many non-death related losses, we may even fail to recognize grief. Since professional counselors work with clients throughout the lifespan, it is essential to learn how grief affects people at all stages of life.
This workshop will explore the normal process of grief, historical and current grief theories, and the factors that influence how we grieve. We will look at developmental aspects of grief in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, while learning specific interventions for working with grieving clients of all ages.
Some people develop complicated grief issues or prolonged grief disorder and consideration will be given to how best to help these clients as well. In addition, the importance of self-awareness for the counselor will be addressed with opportunity for self-reflection.
This workshop will be beneficial for counselors whether your emphasis is community, school or higher education. A variety of educational formats will be utilized including lecture, self-assessment, small group discussion and large group sharing. Participants will receive 6 Continuing Education Credits.
About the Speaker
Kris Simon received a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from UW-Madison in 1977 and worked for more than 25 years as an oncology/hospice nurse. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling from UW-Whitewater in 2006, Kris managed the grief department at HospiceCare in Madison. Currently Kris is co-founder of Bear Courage, LLC and is focused on supporting seriously ill children and their families. Kris has presented on a variety of grief-related topics. Kris is licensed as a registered nurse and as an LPC in the state of Wisconsin.