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Emily Schindler Lecture – Here But Not Here, Not Here But Here: Understanding and Managing Ambiguous Losses

May 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

About the Lecture

Ambiguous losses are perhaps the most challenging kind of loss. When a person is physically absent yet psychologically present, or physically present yet psychologically absent, loved ones cannot get clarity about the loss. Family processes become complicated, and grief may become frozen. Understanding the effects of this ambiguity can help us better support families and caregivers in maintaining hope and resilience. In this workshop, we’ll explore research-based guidelines for working with families experiencing ambiguous loss.

3 Category 1 CE credits for social workers licensed by the Maryland Board of Social Workers. Chesapeake Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists certifies that this program meets the criteria for 3.0 credit hours of Category A continuing education for Counselors and Therapists in Maryland.

*Registration is required. Please scroll down to register online, or call 888.501.7077 for more information.

Meet the Presenter

Carla Dahl is Professor of Congregational and Community Care at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has trained therapists and clergy since 1993 and also has a private counseling and consulting practice, working with individuals, couples, and groups around issues of grief, spirituality, relationships, and life transitions. Carla has studied the effects of ambiguous loss for thirty years and has coauthored several chapters on how to support individuals and families in dealing with this stressful experience.

About Emily Schindler

Emily was a freshman at Frostburg State University when she was tragically killed in a car accident. Emily’s short life was filled with friends, family and a genuine sense of happiness. Her thoughtfulness and concern for others continue on through the Emily Schindler Memorial Lecture. She would be honored to know she is helping to train others in providing compassionate care to those who are hurting.

Location Details:

The Richard A. Grossi Auditorium
at the Asthma & Allergy Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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