Untangling Intangible Loss in the Treatment of Traumatic Grief Speaker: Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD Clinical and Organizational Consultant Eikenberg Institute for Relationships
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a sobering and stark reminder about the preciousness, fragility, and brevity of life while also forcing us to live with the lingering effects of loss. While addressing loss and grief is often a predictable and fundamental focus of the work conducted by most clinicians, the type of traumatic grief precipitated by living in the midst of a global pandemic presents a new and unique set of challenges unlike any that we have likely experienced before. The clinical efforts we devote to addressing loss in the post pandemic world will require us to have an acute understanding of the intersections of dehumanized loss, intangible loss, and traumatic grief.
This day long, online, webinar will explore the anatomy of intangible loss, its relationship to dehumanized loss, and traumatic grief. Strategies for uncovering, untangling, and addressing intangible loss will be highlighted. Special attention will be devoted to delineating how a focus on intangible loss can constitute a critical framework for especially working effectively with clients of color and other marginalized populations.
Participants will also be encouraged to explore relevant “Self of the Therapist” issues that may impede or facilitate their ability to effectively engage clients grappling with intangible loss and grief.
This program is intended for nurses, social workers, psychologists, clergy, chaplains, counselors, hospice staff, physicians, nursing home, hospital and home care employees, funeral home and emergency personnel, educators, physical and occupational therapists, art therapists, marriage and family therapists, students and volunteers.
More details about the conference are available at: www.mcdes.org