Loss and grief are universal aspects of the human experience and much of the work we do as social workers is at its core often about loss and grief. Exploring and increasing your understanding of death-related and non-death related loss and grief can facilitate responding with compassion and competence in interactions with your clients, colleagues, workplaces, and communities.
The workshop will focus on death, loss and grief and explore a diverse range of losses and expressions of grief that occur in our professional and personal lives. We will explore theoretical frameworks of human loss and grief from culturally and philosophically diverse perspectives regarding why and how humans grieve. Various types of supportive interventions to use with clients across the life span will be identified. Finally, personal loss history and clinician resiliency working with grieving clients will be addressed.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106