Region 6 Counsellor Café- Kamloops
Respecting Culture through the Grieving Process
Presented by Cherise Speer – BA, MEd, RCC
As mental health counsellors, grief is a universal occurrence, yet we tend to forget that our clients may be coming to us for help in understanding and coping with the grieving surrounding their cultural traditions. The more educated we can be as helpers the easier it is to provide appropriate counselling to our clients.
What you will learn:
The grieving process has a multitude of facets according to culture, and although it is not necessary for mental health counsellors to learn all these facets, it is essential to respect how each culture perceives the process.
This will be an interactive presentation geared to provide you with information on how to approach the grieving process with respect to cultural backgrounds in order to service a broader spectrum of clients.
Please be prepared to participate and share your knowledge with the group.
Handouts will be provided to all who register at least 48 hours in advance.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Address: NEW LOCATION! Downtown Kamloops, 246 2nd Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1. NOTE: If door is locked, there will be a sign with a number to text.
Cost: No Cost. Open to BCACC members only. Light snacks will be provided.
To assist us in providing a comfortable space for you, pre-registration is appreciated. Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
About the Presenter:
Cherise is an established Health Care Professional in the Kamloops area. She is enthusiastic, passionate and motivated in leaning new information to add to her toolbox of skills. Cherise is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with Certification in Pain Management Leadership through Stanford University and University of Victoria and has extensive training and experience in Behavioural Intervention. Cherise has her Master of Education (counselling intensity) and has been working in the health care/counselling field since 2007.