• September 28, 2021
    8:30 am - 11:30 am

This workshop will help members of the caregiving community explore the
critically important topic of supporting people that experience too much loss. Grief
overload occurs when someone experiences too many significant losses all at once or in a
relatively short period of time. Our human minds and hearts have enough trouble coping
with one loss at a time, but when a person has to integrate multiple losses simultaneously,
the grief experience has many special features that both need and deserve attention. Come
join us and have Dr. Alan Wolfelt take you on a journey into the lessons he has learned
when supporting people that have encountered grief overload.

This compassionate workshop will help anyone who wants to learn
more about how to support those who have experienced grief overload. Counselors,
psychologists, social workers, chaplains, nurses, and other interested health care
professionals helping individuals cope with drug-overdose deaths are encouraged to
attend. Regardless of your specific job title or life role, you can and will benefit from this
learning experience.

Upon completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:
– Demonstrate sensitivity to the special features of grief overload.
– Explain the essential ingredients of the grief caregiver
– Describe the different forms of grief overload.
– Understand the various dimensions of response to grief overload.
– Learn a model to “companion” not “treat” the grief overload survivor.


1 Convention Center Plaze, St. Charles, Missouri, 63303, United States