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Navigating through Loss and Grief: How Continuing Bonds, Creativity, Religion/Spirituality and Culture Contribute to the Journey

  • 31 May 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • University Events Room 7th floor Glickman Library University of Southern Maine

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The Maine Psychological Association presents....

Navigating through Loss and Grief: How Continuing Bonds, Creativity, Religion/Spirituality and Culture Contribute to the Journey

Featured Speaker: 
Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D.

3 CE Credits  

$59 Members
$79 Non-members
$30 Students     

Overview: The loss of someone important can initiate a journey with many psychological ramifications. This workshop examines some current theories and research on grief and mourning; including attachment, psychoanalytic, and existential frameworks. The workshop also utilizes some of the author’s research on daughters grieving their dads to encourage psychologists in developing their clinical approach to working with clients’ grief and loss.

Individuals in attendance will be able to:

  1. Articulate an approach to loss that includes “continuing bond and connections”.

  2. Identify some components of their explicit and implicit current and evolving approaches to loss and grief.

  3. See the role that culture may play in the experience of loss and grief.

Speaker: Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D. teaches doctoral students in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. Interests include group therapy, psychodynamic and relational theory, clinical training and supervision, loss and grief, existentialism, women’s lifespan development and aging, and psychological meaning of Bruce Springsteen’s work. She publishes on loss and mourning, including father/daughter relationships, culture, creativity, and religion and spirituality.

Directions and Parking: From the South: Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 44, South Portland/Downtown Portland (formerly Exit 6A). Follow I-295 to Exit 6B, Forest Avenue North. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Bedford Street. Enter the USM parking garage by taking the next first left onto Surrenden Street immediately after the Alumni Skywalk. From the North: Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 47, Rand Road/Westbrook (formerly Exit 7B). Follow Route 25 east for 3 miles. At the intersection of Falmouth Street, Route 25 (Brighton Avenue), and Bedford Street, bear to the left on Brighton Avenue that soon intersects with Bedford Street. Enter the USM parking garage by taking the first right onto Surrenden Street immediately before the Alumni Skywalk. PARKING IS FREE. The Glickman Library is on the corner of Bedford St. and Forest Ave. The University Events Room is on the 7th floor.

The Maine Psychological Association is approved by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists to offer CE credits.