Growing Through Grief

Presented by Ashley Davis Bush, MS, LCSW, ACSW on 06-11-2010 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)

Loss, and the subsequent grieving process, is perhaps the most universal psychological experience on the planet. And yet it is still a journey that frightens and confuses many of us, both as clinicians and as grievers ourselves. In this presentation, Ashley normalizes the healthy grieving process (hint: it’s not "getting over it" or "achieving closure").

Going beyond the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross stages of death and dying, Ashley will present the theory and practice of the "transcending loss" model, a transformative paradigm for understanding grief as a lifelong practice of integration and meaning-making. Ashley will also discuss concrete interventions to help assist those grieving a loss and will demonstrate how over time, loss can be a transformational springboard for new growth.

This introductory webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:

  1. Describe the theory of the "transcending loss" model.
  2. Define integration.
  3. List elements of the healthy grieving process.
  4. Discuss strategies of the practice of the "transcending loss" model.
  5. Explain at least one intervention to assist grievers to transform loss into growth. 

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Meet the Presenter

Ashley Davis Bush, MS, LCSW, ACSW

Ashley Davis Bush, MS, LCSW, ACSW

Ashley Davis Bush (formerly Prend) is the co-founder of Transitions and Loss Counseling in Epping, New Hampshire, a business dedicated to counseling, teaching, and publishing written material to promote and enhance psycho-spiritual growth and inner peace. Ashley has been working as a psychotherapist and grief counselor for over twenty years. She broke from the traditional grief paradigm in the 1990s and published Transcending Loss, a book that approaches grief as a lifelong process of growth and transcendence. Also an actor and singer, she brings an entertaining and playful presentation style to lectures and workshops on topics ranging from grief and divorce to inner peace.

Ashley is the author of a second self-help book, Claim Your Inner Grown-up, and numerous articles including: “Divorcing Well: Bringing Buddhist Practice to Divorce Counseling,” “Loss in Later Life: Practical Suggestions,” “What to Expect in the First Year of Grief," and “The Myth of Closure.” She maintains a weekly blog called "Transitions... Where endings meet beginnings" on her website and is currently writing a book about finding inner peace.

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