These workshops are designed to provide critical information regarding the impact of parent loss on children and their families, along with a variety of appropriate treatment approaches and strategies. The workshops are highly informative and practical in nature. Specific clinical situations will be presented and a variety of psychodynamic interventions will be explored in each session.

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The fee for each workshop is $60.00|$70.00 Day of Course . Continuing education credits will be provided, upon request, for each workshop attended.

Complex mourning in untimely loss of a sibling in childhood

October 21, 2017

Led by Sharon Williams, LCSW

9 a.m. to noon

Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 122 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1300

Chicago 60603

The loss of a sibling evokes powerful complicated feelings in a child and can affect development and functioning across the life cycle. The child may experience survivor guilt, and family relationships as well as the child’s role in the family may change. The developmental age of the child, as well as the nature of the loss, influence the response to the loss. This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of sibling loss, illustrated with case vignettes.

Sharon Williams has been a therapist with Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center and site coordinator at the center’s Little Company of Mary Hospital branch in Evergreen Park for 16 years.

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To register for this event, please visit the continuing education web page of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Scholarships are available to attend this workshop. Pre-registration is required to receive free or discounted admission to continuing education courses. Scholarships are available upon request from Damita Wilson, continuing education coordinator. Contact her by email or at 312-897-1411.