Ellen Choi, B.Comm., M.Sc., PhD
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
July 7, 2022 | 9 a.m. to noon EST
The human experiences of grief and heartbreak are always difficult ones. Yet additional challenges come with navigating grief in a society that struggles with both mortality and emotional expression.
Supporting the profound grief of individuals and families who are experiencing a serious diagnosis, or a death can stretch even the most skilled professionals regardless of discipline. The goal of grief is not to land at acceptance or “get over it”. Rather to integrate it into one’s life in the healthiest way possible. However, navigating grief in a pandemic is a new experience for us all. It has created even more barriers to a healthy grief process.
This introductory webinar will identify common myths and misconceptions about grief. It will also touch on current theoretical approaches on grief and bereavement. The facilitator will share resources and practical strategies for supporting a healthy grief process, not only in those who we support, but also in ourselves.
Registration Fee: $80 ($72 with promo code CAVERSHAM)
About the Facilitator:
Lisa Robinson, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker who focuses her professional and creative energy on supporting children, youth and adults through tough situations. In addition to working as a grief therapist at Andrea Warnick Consulting, she is also a cancer support group facilitator at Gilda's Club.
Lisa is currently working towards her certification as a trauma integration clinician. With over 10 years of experience working with children and families affected by life-threatening illnesses in organizations including Camp Oochigeas and SeriousFun Children's Network, she has seen the impact that therapeutic intervention can have on children's ability to engage in life. She uses narrative therapy as her primary therapeutic framework while incorporating elements of CBT and a mindful approach to develop a collaborative understanding of the individual experience.