A variety of experiential workshops are conducted on women's issues, grieving, dysfunctional families, creativity and personal growth. Additionally, we provide training in experiential methods such as guided imagery and psychophysical work.
Services range from formal conference presentations to informal discussion groups. Members of our staff have keynoted national conferences for many groups and professions. We have offered staff training to AIDS groups, homeless services, domestic violence, mental health and educational professionals. We also speak at church, community and civic organizations.
Training in Topics such as:
Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement / Complicated Mourning
Depression and Anxiety
Transference and Countertransference Issues
Child versus Adult Grief
Male versus Female Grief
Impact of Child Loss on the Family System
Grief in Schools and Workplaces
Group Dynamics / Leadership Training
The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.
Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4. [read more]
New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW.[read here]
Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away.[read more]
Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU)[read more]
You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]
Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]
Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider:[read more]
The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]