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Friday Forums

When: May 11
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Loss, Ambiguity, Resilience and Grief – Creating Space for Those Who Suffer Unresolved Loss

In this session, Tanya Berg, MA, LPCC, LAMFT, will be presenting on Pauline Boss’ concept of ambiguous loss and how as facilitators, we can create a safe space for grief to emerge and resilience to develop in individuals and families. Boss (2006) claims that “all losses are touched with ambiguity,” whether it is the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or waiting to learn the fate of a loved one gone missing in a disastrous event. Persons who experience such loss and ambiguity find it difficult to understand and cope with their situations, and impossible to move on with their lives. Grief often becomes paralyzing and complicated. We will learn how to differentiate between grief, complicated grief, and depression, and explore interventions that help individuals and families build resilience when facing loss without resolution.

Please contact Arden Woods Psychological Service via email or phone if you are planning on attending a session. While you are invited to come even if you don’t register, it helps us to plan for the day if we know how many are coming.

Phone: 651-482-9361
Fax: 651-482-9888
email: info@ardenwoodspsych.com

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