Region 6 Counsellor Cafe – Kamloops
Supporting Clients Through Grief and Loss: How Identities Change
Presented by Kelsey Grimm, RCC
Grief and loss can be complex and multilayered. There are various types of grief and loss and different models to support clients move through their own grief and loss.
After a major injury or illness, people are called to adapt to a new life, grieving who they once were and what they could do. After a move, people grieve their familiar surroundings and culture. After the passing of a loved one, people must renegotiate how they will move through life without that person.
In each of these situations, people face who they were and how now they are different. Their whole life changes and they must move forward with a new identity.
This is an opportunity to come together and discuss this process. How to notice if grief is something a client is going through and how to best support them.
We will focus on how grief and loss change our identity.
What you will learn:
- Different types of complicated grief including ambiguous, chronic sorrow, anticipatory grief and disenfranchised grief.
- We will talk about different models of grief and how they may be more/less supportive in different circumstances.
- We will talk about how grief impacts identity.
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Address: Desert Gardens – 554 Seymour St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2G9. PLEASE NOTE: Entry will be an exterior door – far east door marked #145 and in top left corner, “G”
Cost: No Cost. Open to BCACC members only. Light snacks will be provided.
Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine Toombs at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
About the Presenter:
Kelsey Grimm, RCC is a local counsellor in Kamloops. She is a part of the BCACC advisory committee. Kelsey has supported clients with mental health and trauma for over ten years. With many years of experience in the non-profit sector, and now in private practice, Kelsey has supported many clients with grief. Kelsey believes each person moves through grief in their own time, in their own way. We can merely support them in the process to integrate into a new phase of life and self without that which they are grieving.