February 8, 2024
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PST
presented by Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT
Registration closes 10 a.m., PST, February 7, 2024
Many practitioners in the field of thanatology have moved to embrace the American Psychiatric Association’s pathologizing of human experience through the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders addition of “Prolonged Grief Disorder.” The history of the movement to pathologize grief includes numerous examples of social constructs built on flawed foundations. This workshop will deconstruct three current social constructs (i.e., Inventory of Complicated Grief, Dysfunctional Pandemic Grief Scale, Grief as “Addiction”) and expose the cracks in their assumptions.
“I will never miss an opportunity to hear Donna speak! I learn so much every time and use the information gained throughout the year with our programming, volunteers, and community.”
“This was an excellent presentation. The presenter was frank and open, and very knowledgeable. Eye-opening!”