In a death phobic culture, grief is the great scourge, the intruder; it is treated, contained, and managed. Death phobia begets grief illiteracy. In a sane, intact culture, grief is wisdom. Grief means that you get it. This continuing education presentation will yearn in the direction of intactness, deep culture, and that particular wisdom that is our birthright. Stephen will be sharing some of his insight as he did in the documentary Grief Walker.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Critically reassess the attachment/loss etiology of grief;
2) Critically reassess the professional pathologizing of grief;
3) Reimagine grief not as a coping strategy but as a skill of living;
4) Reimagine dying as a village making event and grief as a village making skill.
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Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is a spiritual activist, teacher, author, storyteller, ceremonialist, and farmer. He has master’s degrees in theology from Harvard University and in social work from the University of Toronto (Social Work). Upon completion of an apprenticeship with a musician storyteller, he worked with people who were dying and their loved ones. As an assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, he is now an advocate and educator in the helping professions. Stephen was a former program director for a major hospital in Canada, and he consults hospice organizations and redefines what it means to die well.
Stephen is the author of Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions (a live recorded teaching, 2012), How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life (a live recorded teaching, 2009), and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002). He is also a contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007). Stephen is also the subject of Griefwalker, a National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary (2008). He teaches what he has learned at the Orphan Wisdom School which he created in 2010.
Stephen is revolutionizing the way people grieve and die in North America. In addition to his work with grief, Stephen is a traditional canoe builder, sculptor, and farmer whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture. Stephen travels and teaches internationally.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.