This presentation will provide participants with knowledge of some of the historical aspects of grief. The realm of grief is profound, ubiquitous, and a relatively new arena of study. The hope is to assist professionals in understanding how grief impacts their clients, and themselves. This will be an interactive presentation and will visit input from Freud, Bowlby, Kubler-Ross, and others. The realm of grief is ubiquitous in all societies and across all age continuums. It encompasses grief incurred via many types of losses (death of a loved one; loss of health, body part; loss through divorce, separation; loss of purpose/functioning/self; etc) and affects not only the emotional body of a being, but also the physical and spiritual bodies as well.
1.Attendee will explore theoretical understanding of grief throughout history, including our current approaches to understanding each client’s experience with grief.
2. Treatment techniques throughout history will be identified as well as their effectiveness with various clientele.
3. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn techniques to incorporate ‘rituals’ as a treatment technique for working through the grief process.