The challenges of coping with grief and loss confront each of us from early childhood. Yet, many experience significant loss of all types during their adult years for which they find themselves unprepared and overwhelmed. Grief, when left unresolved, can lead to more serious problems that can impact our future and our relationships. Therapists deal with grief each day in their practices.In this interactive salon, we will explore a strategy for having a conversation about grief and loss, highlight a framework for understanding the grief process, and emphasize specific gestalt principles utilized in grief counseling.
JERRY WILSON, LMFT is a grief specialist Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). He is in private practice in and the Clinical Director of New Hope Grief Support Community in Long Beach, CA.
JEN LEONG, MFTI is also a grief specialist Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Jen is employed in a private practice in Long Beach and consults for grief support agencies.