Upcoming Groups & Seminars
Understanding Grief: An Event for Counselors
Join us for a free meal and conversation on how to better understand the grieving process. Many counselors feel ill-equipped when working with clients who are dealing with raw grief. In this seminar you will discover:
The elements of Anticipatory Grief
The difference between mourning and grieving
Resources that work for group and individual therapy
Why grief stricken individuals often backslide
Also, meet The DC Widow—Marjorie Brimley, popular writer and blogger—and listen as she shares her journey about how she is coping with the death of her husband, Shawn, while raising three young kids.
About the Speakers
Michelle Palmer is a licensed independent social worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers with the National Association of Social Workers. She has been working in the field of social work for more than 10 years, providing a variety of services to children, adolescents, and families. Michelle is the Executive Director of the William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing (formerly St. Francis Center). Michelle approaches her work from a perspective of strengths and believes that within each of us exists the capacity to learn, change, and grow.
Marjorie Brimley is a high school teacher, author, and mother of three. As a teenager, she lost her mother to suicide and then at age 38, she lost her husband to colon cancer. She began a blog, DCwidow.com, to tell her story, and then began writing more about grief and loss in the Washington Post, Vox, The Cut, and Modern Loss, among others. Marjorie lives much of the year with her father who helps her care for her young children. Marjorie's most recent speech on grief and loss was a graduation commencement address she gave that can be found here.
Register here to reserve your spot - Limited space is available.
Date & Time:
Aug 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Buca di Beppo
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
For additional questions please contact Chenelyn Barker at 202-895-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.