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2013 Grief Institute

Announcing TGRC’s 9th Annual Grief Institute

Featuring internationally renowned Dr. Jack Jordan

APRIL 18 & 19, 2013 AT ST. PATRICK HOSPITAL IN MISSOULA, MT

  • April 18: Devastating Losses
  • April 19: Grief After Suicide

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2013 GRIEF INSTITUTE BROCHURE

2013 GRIEF INSTITUTE BROCHURE


 

April 18: Devastating Losses:

NEW UNDERSTANDINGS, NEW DIRECTIONS

Check-in: 8:30 – 9am
Seminar: 9am-4:30pm (lunch 12:15 – 1:15 pm)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (CES PENDING):

This workshop will look at bereavement through twin factors: the nature of the relationship with the deceased, and the nature of the death – and how they can combine to create complicated grief. After a brief review of new bereavement models and research findings, we will use these twin perspectives to understand why some losses become much more difficult than others. We will also explore the implications of this perspective for assessment and intervention, focusing on new techniques for helping the bereaved to deal with both the trauma of the death, and the loss of the relationship. The information presented will have wide applicability to work with people who have lost any important relationship. The conference will be informed by research and clinical experience, and will include the use of didactic lecture, case discussion, and audiovisual presentation.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. Identify several emerging theoretical developments in the way the mourning process is being understood and describe differences and similarities in trauma and complicated grief responses.
  2. Recognize risk and protective factors for the development of complicated grief responses.
  3. Describe a foundational model for the roles of the grief counselor.
  4. Describe several promising new treatment techniques for complicated and traumatic grief.

GRIEF INSTITUTE WILL BE HELD AT:

St. Patrick Hospital
Broadway Building Conference Center
500 West Broadway
Missoula, MT

Please park in the old Safeway parking lot, across from the hospital at the corner of Broadway and McCormick.

April 19: Grief After Suicide:

UNDERSTANDING CONSEQUENCES AND CARING FOR THE SURVIVORS

Check-in: 8:30 – 9am
Seminar: 9am-1:00pm (lunch provided)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (CES PENDING):

This half-day workshop will provide a focused overview of the impact of suicide on survivors, with clinical and support responses that are needed after a suicide occurs. The workshop will include didactic presentation, group discussion and case examples from the speaker’s practice. Topics covered will include; a brief review of the epidemiology and contributing factors involved in most suicides; the psychological impact of suicide on survivors; common themes in the bereavement of survivors; risk factors for complicated grief after suicide; and postvention options to help survivors.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. Identify five common themes in grief after suicide.
  2. Assess for risk factors for complicted grief responses in survivors.
  3. Understand the benefits of various intervention options for survivors.

April 19: Community Workshop:

GRIEF AFTER SUICIDE: FINDING HOPE & HEALING

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Open and FREE to the public
No Registration Required

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (CES PENDING):

The suicide of a loved one can have a profound impact on those left behind. Grief after suicide may entail high levels of disorientation, guilt, regret, anger and trauma. This workshop will draw on the presenter’s years of experience as a grief counselor specializing in work with suicide loss survivors to describe the remarkable pathways of healing that survivors can walk. Topics will include the impact of suicide on individuals and the family as a group; some of the myths of grief recovery; ways that survivors can help themselves; and when to seek professional help. The workshop is geared towards people grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide and will be of value to those supporting grieving survivors.


About the Presenter:

Dr. John (Jack) Jordan is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wellesley, MA, and Pawtucket, RI He was the Founder and the Director until 2007 of the Family Loss Project, a research and clinical practice providing services for bereaved families. A Fellow in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), Jacke has specialized in work with survivors of suicide and other losses for more than 30 years.

As the Clinical Consultant for Grief Support Services of the Samaritans in Boston, Jack is helping to develop innovative programs for suicide survivors. He is also the Professional Advisor to the Survivor Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). In 2006 Jack was invited to become a member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying, and Bereavement, and was the recipient of the ADEC 2006 Research Recognition Award.

For over 25 years, Jack has provided training nationally and has also helped to organize and lead many healing workshops for suicide survivors. He has published over 35 clinical and research articles, chapters, and books in the areas of bereavement after suicide, support group models, the integration of research and practice in thanatology, and loss in social systems. He is the co-author, with Bob Baugher, of After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief and is the co-editor, with John McIntosh, of the book Grief After Suicide: Coping with the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors (Routledge, 2011). He is also the coauthor with William Feigelman, John McIntosh, and Beverly Feigelman, of the recently published book Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs (Springer, 2012).


LODGING OPTIONS:

RUBY’S INN AND CONVENTION CENTER

(800) 221-2057 or (406) 541-7829 4825
North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT
Conference Rate $50 per night, book by April 1st Please reference Code: Grief Institute

HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN AT THE PARK

(800) 399-0408 or (406) 721-8550 200
South Pattee Street, Missoula, MT
Conference Rate $89 per room, book by April 10th Please reference Code: Grief Institute

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the conference (from either hotel above) leaving 8:30am returning 5:00pm.


The 9th Annual Tamarack Grief Resource Center 2013 Grief Institute is Presented by:

DPHHS  Hospice-of-Missoula

MAJOR SPONSORS:

CommunityMedicalCenter   Hospice-Eductation-Institute

SILVER SPONSORS:

AspenHospice   GardenCityFuneralHomes   PartnersHomeHealth   Rocky-Mountain-Hospice   WallaWallaUniversity   WMMHC

 

St. Patrick Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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