Thursday, June 11, 2020

PrairieCare Education Series – June 2020 Resources

Title: “Ambiguous Loss and Family Experience of Mental Illness”

Presenter: Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT

Description: In this course, participants will learn about the concept of ambiguous loss and apply to the experience of parenting someone with a mental illness. They will learn about a cross-sectional model of grieving and coping to understand and promote health behaviors among systems affected by chronic, invisible illness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand concept of ambiguous loss.
  • Apply both types of ambiguous loss to parenting a child with a mental illness.
  • Apply cross-model of grieving and coping to a current situation or client system.


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