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Caring for the Grieving

Examining the many ways we can help the grieving including caring for the caregivers.

June 5-7, 2017 (June 4 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.

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

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 Limbo, Ph.D., RN, CPLC, FAAN, Gundersen Medical Foundation, PMHCNS-BC, Gundersen Health System
  • Lori A. Pacourek, MSSW, CAPSW, Gundersen Health System
  • Andrew Vitale, CT, Author, Northern Illinois Hospice, Rockford, IL
  • 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