Supporting Clients Through Grief and Loss

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists frequently work with clients/patients as they face new, and often life altering, diagnoses. Without time and space for grief and loss it can be difficult to move forward in other life and work domains. including other therapies that are needed. This presentation will introduce clinicians to the basics of working with grief and loss related to a medical diagnosis. We will explore how and why grief is present, how to support clients and loved ones in their grief and loss, how our own grief can impact our presence with clients, and when it is appropriate to seek additional supports (for example, when complicated grief is present). Grief and loss training is applicable to clinicians working with most populations but please note examples will mostly reflect my experience working with adults and seniors.

Handouts and Certificate