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Ambiguous Grief and the Grief of Addiction

Presenter: Eleanor Haley, MS & Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C

Date: Monday October 7th, 2019

Time: 9am-12pm

CEU’s: 3 Category 1

Cost: $65.00

Course Description:

Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C are the co-founders of the grief community What’s Your Grief. Together they run the grief education and support websites ‘What’s Your Grief’, ‘Photogrief’, ‘The Funeral Friend’, and ‘Grief in Six Words’, accessed by nearly 5 million people every year. Both are mental health professionals with a collective 20+ years experience working in grief and bereavement in Baltimore, MD.

Learning Objective:

  1. The participant will learn and understand Ambiguous Loss, including both types identified by Pauline Boss’s research.

  2. The participant will examine the grief of addiction through the lens of ambiguous grief, specifically in the context of seeking interventions for the families of those with substance use disorders.

  3. Participants will consider appropriate applications of Pauline Boss’s six-part guideline for providing treatment to those coping with Ambiguous Grief.

Earlier Event: September 13
Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy
Later Event: October 25
Couples Therapy: Who Is In The Room?