Ambiguous Loss and Grief: Concepts and Methods for Counseling
Dr. June M. Williams, Associate Professor of Counseling, Southeastern Louisiana University
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
This webinar will provide an overview of Pauline Boss’s concept of ambiguous loss and provide examples of how ambiguous loss may present itself in counseling. When discussing grief and loss, our focus is often on death-related loss. Ambiguous loss refers to situations where a loved one may be physically absent yet psychologically present, or physically present yet psychologically absent. Guidelines for helping clients adapt to the uncertainty and ambiguity will be provided as we journey with them to meaning-making and resilience.
June M. Williams is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Prior to joining the Counseling faculty full-time in 2000, Dr. Williams served as the assistant director of the University Counseling Center and as the assistant dean of Student Life at Southeastern. She has served as president of several state and national professional associations including Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honor Society, LCCA, ACCA, and LCA, and she has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of College Counseling and Adultspan. She served two terms (eight years) on the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. Her research interests include grief and loss, gratitude, and resilience.
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Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for CEUs as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event .