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Different Styles of Grieving; Different Styles of Healing

Examine the differences between "intuitive grievers" (feeling oriented people) and "instrumental grievers" (cognitive/action oriented people), and their different styles of grieving and healing. Learn many practical tools for the grieving and those companioning the bereaved. Also look at gender differences and similarities.

The Conference Objectives:

1) Identify ways of assessing a person's own grieving style and language as well as assessing a person's own psycho-social and psycho-spiritual needs

2) Explain tools and techniques for addressing psycho-social and psycho-spiritual needs of people experiencing grief and loss


Presentation Outline:

A. Intuitive and Instrumental Grievers
1. Definitions
2. Case Examples/Illustrations
3. Testing Grief Pattern Inventory of Participants
4. Dissonant Grievers

B. Assessing Griever Strengths

C. Assessing Griever Expectations

D. Worden's Four Tasks of Grieving with Intuitive and Instrumental Grievers

E. A Systematic Approach to Grief Counseling Based on James and Friedman
1. Loss Intensity Graph
2. Relationship Complexity Graph
3. Finishing Unfinished Business

F. Tools to Address Specific Concerns Amongst Grievers

Who should attend:

Professional counselors, social workers, chaplains, coordinators of bereavement ministry, volunteers, clergy, support group facilitators, healthcare providers, hospice staff, and all who companion the bereaved.

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Class held in:
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
201 N. Mayfair Rd., 5th Floor Conference Room
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $45
CEUs: 0.4
Email us with your interest, contact:
Mary Pick, Program Manager,, 414-227-3353


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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