Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Presenter: Maria Gore, MSW
Description: All pet owners will experience the loss of their pet at some point and may struggle with the grief that accompanies this loss. This presentation will review the power of the human-animal bond and discuss ways to aid clients in their grief. We will discuss recognizing and understanding anticipatory grief. Clients can manifest grief in a variety of ways that may have an impact on the practice and supporting staff, whether it is an angry client or a distraught client. We will examine some of those manifestations and discuss tools you can utilize.