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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The Meaning In Loss Group: Addressing Complicated Grief from a Narrative-Constructivist Framework
The Meaning in Loss Group (MLG) is a
meaning-based group intervention targeting complicated grief (CG). The MLG uses
a narrative-constructivist approach to facilitate meaning making regarding the
death event itself as well as the ongoing relationship between the bereft and
the deceased. The reconstruction
of a meaningful continuing bond with the deceased is leveraged to encourage
re-engagement with life-affirming activities.
Dr. Milman will introduce
the principles that frame the MLG, and then describe its format and procedures
by reviewing the weekly modules and
techniques employed in the group protocol. She will emphasize special
considerations and offer illustrations relevant to each module. Dr. Neimeyer
will then offer consultation on the implementation of meaning-oriented grief
therapy in individual and group formats.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe the components of a novel narrative-constructivist, meaning-focused grief group therapy (the Meaning in Loss Group) targeting Complicated Grief
- Recognize the challenges that may emerge in the course of meaning-focused group therapy with the bereft
- Identify how the narrative-constructivist group framework promotes meaning making and grief adjustment among those experiencing CG
This webinar is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for 1.5 CE Hours.
Presented by: Evgenia (Jane) Milman, MA, PhD and Robert Neimeyer, PhD
Evgenia (Jane) Milman, MA, Ph.D., is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the National Crime Victim’s Center in the Medical University of South Carolina, adjunct faculty at St Edwards University, and a faculty member of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. Jane completed a clinical psychology residency through the Traumatic Stress Track with the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital. A frequent conference and workshop presenter, Jane has also served as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at McGill University. Jane has published book chapters introducing novel grief therapy techniques, assessment tools, and therapeutic protocols. She is a regular contributor to Dr. Robert Neimeyer's Techniques of Grief Therapy series published by Routledge. Jane’s research examining how we make meaning in the context of grief and trauma has received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council as well as the Fonds de la Recherche du Québec- Santé. She has published research in established international journals within the fields of trauma, thanatology, counselling, and clinical psychology. Jane serves on the professional development committee at the Association for Death Education and Counseling and is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple international research journals and conferences.
Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis, where he maintains an active clinical practice. He also directs the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which provides training internationally in grief therapy. Neimeyer has published 30 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention and Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning, the latter with Barbara Thompson, and serves as Editor of the journal Death Studies. The author of nearly 500 articles and book chapters and a frequent workshop presenter, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process. Neimeyer served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and Chair of the International Work Group for Death, Dying, & Bereavement. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, made a Fellow of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and given Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Network on Personal Meaning.
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Webinar Access Email: If registered by April 29, 2019 access information will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar. If registered April 30 or May 1, access information will be sent the morning of the webinar by 11:15 am CT.
Who should attend?
ADEC webinars are for: grief counselors, therapists, hospice workers, clergy and social workers, psychologists, funeral directors, crisis intervention specialists, mental health professionals, suicidologists, death educators and anyone working closely with the dying or bereaved.
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