Our staff has expertise in many different areas. We offer training services as well as speakers addressing a wide variety of topics on grief and bereavement. Here is a sampling of Grief and Mourning trainings and talks the Center has provided to various institutions and settings in both lay and professional settings:
Perspectives on Loss, Grief, Mourning
Historical Overview of Mourning
Theories of Grief And Mourning
Clinical Assessment of Grief and Mourning
Complicated and Uncomplicated Grief and Mourning
Therapeutic Approaches to Complicated Mourning
Processes and Phases of Grief and Mourning
Therapeutic Mourning Rituals, Ceremonies and the Use of Art
Understanding Grief and Mourning from a Self Psychology Perspective
Poetry and Loss
We also lead trainings on complimentary therapeutic methods such as mindfulness meditation, dream interpretation, hakomi, breath work, and guided imagery.
Our presenters are well informed, passionate, and skilled in various teaching methods. We often customize our services to fit the needs and requests of our clients.
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]