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Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth

October 19 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This program is designed for health and social service clinicians and others working in hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home, or faith community.

OVERVIEW: Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth is an inspirational program about positive change and action by the bereaved in the aftermath of loss.  The program is appropriate for all professionals working in hospice and palliative care, counselors, clergy, funeral professionals, and any professional whose practice involves the bereaved. Ideal for community education and outreach, this program will touch the heart of anyone who has experienced loss with stories of people who have found meaning and purpose through loss. The program will offer clinicians tools to support and encourage transformative growth in grieving clients and will supply self-help advice for the bereaved. 

OBJECTIVES: After attending this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Define posttraumatic growth and differentiate it from resilience;
  • Identify factors associated with resilience and posttraumatic growth;
  • Discuss five possible and identified areas of growth;
  • Describe appropriate interventive strategies that encourage posttraumatic growth;
  • Identify self-help strategies that can assist grieving individuals to grow even as they grieve.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2.0 CEU’s must be obtained from an online process. This involves going online to complete a brief exam (participants must receive an 80% or above on the exam to complete the CE process-the exam may be re-taken, if necessary), input a code given at the end of the program, and printing the CE certificate. See full list of boards approving CE at http://hospicefoundation.org/getattachment/HFA-Products/Transforming-Loss/Board-Approvals_cmb.pdf.aspx

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by October 12, 2018.

Expert Panelists Shown on DVD:

Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT, is the Director of Pathways Center for Grief & Loss with Hospice & Community Care, serving Lancaster, York and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, a Fellow in Thanantology, and a disaster mental health specialist for the Red Cross.

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to Hospice Foundation of America.

Richard Tedeschi, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a member of the core faculty for the health Psychology PhD program at UNC.


October 19
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Crossroads Hospice
14310 East 42nd Street
Independence, MO 64055 United States
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