Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Crosspost - Family Inst of Westchester - May 10 - Bereavement Workshop for Clinicians & Counselors

333 Westchester Avenue ~ Suite E--‐106, White Plains, NY 10604 ~ Phone: 914--‐777--‐3909 ~ Fax: 914--‐341--‐1478 ~ info@fiwny.org

Please Join our Workshop with Emily Laitmon, LCSW

May 10, 2013 – 9:30 am – 12:00 pm $65.00
Family Institute of Westchester
333 Westchester Avenue, Suite E-106
White Plains, NY 10604


As mental health professionals, we may encounter clients who have suffered the loss of a loved one (a spouse, sibling, parent, or child). One may refer the person to a bereavement counselor, see the individual, or work in conjunction with a grief counselor. In this session, we'll discuss how the specialized grief counselor may join with psychotherapist or school guidance personnel to mutually support the client. We’ll explore how mental health providers can compliment one another while utilizing one’s clinical skills to move through intense loss. Mass
shootings in Newtown and Aurora have only heightened awareness of our need to come to terms with the unimaginable and how our expertise within agencies and schools may benefit children and adults.

In this seminar the grief process will be revisited while gaining insights and providing interventions to respond to guilt, anger, abandonment, and acceptance. We will learn techniques to be most effective in offering support to enable the telling of their “stories”, dealing with family and friends, and coping in the workplace. How does child or parent loss alter the family system and how can we aid in creating a new normalcy? We’ll discuss “holding on” and “letting go” through voices and essays of moms who have endured and maintain hope.
Most importantly we will look at ways to keep memories alive as death does not end the Relationship.

Emily Laitmon LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC and New Rochelle.
She specializes in family therapy, couple counseling, and women’s issues. After her son Daniel died she received additional training in Bereavement, and is a group facilitator for spouse and child loss at the Bereavement Center of Westchester. Her book, “Our Children, Our Hearts: Journeys of Child Loss and Remembrance” was published in 2008.

CEU’s Available for Social Workers ~ 2.5 Awarded
Food and Beverages can be purchased in the Bistro outside the Conference Room
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 2 weeks before event for a refund fee,
minus a $15.00 administrative charge;

Reservations Call 914-777-3909 or Visit our website www.FIWNY.ORG

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