When the One You Loved is Gone
The loss of a spouse can make a person feel as though their entire world has collapsed. Whether the loss is via divorce, abandonment, or death, the grief is both real and intense. This course is designed to help caregivers guide clients towards healing from the painful loss of a spouse or a parent.
GRI 101: Broken Vows: The Grief of Divorce (GAL 207)
Georgia Shaffer, M.A. and Kevin Ellers, D.Min.
In this presentation, Dr. Kevin Ellers and Georgia Shaffer discuss how to help people who are grieving the loss of a relationship through divorce. Using expertise gained through years of counseling and coaching experience, as well as through their own experiences with divorce, the presenters bring a practical and relatable message to all those working with divorcees.
GRI 102: Til Death Do Us Part: The Loss of a Spouse (GAL 208)
Robert DeVries, D.Min., Ph.D. and Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, R.N., Ed.D.
Losing a spouse is a painful experience that causes a number of crises in a person’s life. Dr. Robert DeVries and Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge both know this from personal experience. In this session, they share what counselors need to know when working with people who are going through the painful emotions that come with losing a spouse.
GRI 103: They’re Gone: When Adult Children Lose a Parent (GAL 209)
Panel Discussion featuring Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., Dina Jones, M.A., H. Norman Wright, D.Min., Ev Worthington, Jr., Ph.D. and David Jenkins, Psy.D.
Losing a parent is a painful experience that everyone will ultimately face. Sometimes the loss is sudden and unexpected, and sometimes it happens slowly and painfully as the loved one deteriorates at the hands of a disease. This presentation brings together stories from those who not only understand grief counseling, but also understand the painful loss of a parent on a personal level.