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International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference

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    Blue Ribbon Care: Hospice and Mental Health

    Providing the best evidence-based holistic care to the dying and the grieving


    June 6-8, 2016 (June 5 pre-conference)

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a variety of quality presentations and sessions on death, grief and bereavement as it relates to caregiving where participants learn, are motivated and are encouraged to use what they have learned in their place of business or personal lives when they return.

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    Conference topics:
    • Best practices and contemporary therapies for grief
    • Mental health and spirituality of the dying and grieving
    • Caregiving for diverse populations
    • Children’s grief
    • Conflict management and communication during grief
    • Managing caregiver stress
    • Social justice and grief
    Who should attend:
    • Palliative care providers
    • Hospice providers
    • Hospital chaplains
    • Funeral service directors
    • Program directors
    • Case managers
    • Counselors
    • Nurses
    • Social workers
    • Educators
    • Individuals dealing with personal loss
    • General public
    Recognized by the following for continuing education CE credit/hours/units:
    • NBCC-logoAmerican Psychological Association (APA)
    • Association for Death Education and Counseling®
    • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
    • University of Wisconsin-Extension

    Please note: CE credit/hours/units are pending approval.

    Planning committee:
    • Gerry Cox, Ph.D., UW-La Crosse, retired
    • Richard B. Gilbert, Ph.D., CT, FAAGC, Mercy College, NY
    • Rana K. Limbo, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, Gundersen Lutheran
    • Lori A. Pacourek, MSSW, CAPSW, Gundersen Lutheran
    • Andrew Vitale, CT, Author
    • Erica Srinivasan, B.A., Ph.D., UW-La Crosse
    • Melissa Webster​​, UW-La Crosse

    Co-providers: Gundersen Health System, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Center for Death Education & Bioethics and Continuing Education and Extension

    Contributing Sponsors: Centering Corporation