Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief Schedule Overview

Please find the overview of our one-day symposium below.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

TIME EVENT TOPIC PRESENTER
7:30 – 8:00am Registration (continental breakfast to be provided)
8:00 – 8:50am Session 1 Traumatic Loss & Grief – Research & Outcomes
  • Ted Rynearson, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington; Medical Director, Separation and Loss Services, Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
9:00 – 10:15am Session 2 Traumatic Loss – The Continuum of Care | Panel Discussion
  • Donna Schuurman (Moderator), Ed.D, FT, Senior Director of Advocacy & Training at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
  • Jennifer Winslow, Ed.M, LMHC, Help Line Professional, Crisis Clinic
  • Pat Ellis, Chaplain, Kent Police & Fire Departments
  • Bethany Gardner, MA, Director of Bereavement Programs, The Moyer Foundation
  • Jennifer McCormick, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Director, The Healing Center
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:30am Session 3 Exploring Natural Disaster Traumatic Loss
  • Megan Lucas, MSW, Counselor, Darrington Elementary School
  • Tracy Franke, ME, Principal, Darrington Elementary School
11:30am – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45 – 2:00pm Session 4 Traumatic Loss Grief Counselors | Panel Discussion
  • Donna Schuurman (Moderator), Ed.D, FT, Senior Director of Advocacy & Training at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
  • Nathaniel Hastings, MA, LMFT, MFA, Assistant Director, Pongo Poetry; Marriage & Family Therapist, Changing Stories Counseling at Puget Sound Psychotherapy
  • Cynthia Robson, MSW, LICSW, Grief Counselor, Providence Hospice
  • Jennifer McCormick, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Director, The Healing Center
2:00 – 3:00pm Session 5 Exploring Mass Shooting Traumatic Loss
  • Hannah Herkert, MA, LMHCA, Grief Counselor, Pediatric Bereavement Specialist
  • Jennifer McCormick, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Director, The Healing Center
3:00 – 3:15pm Break
3:15 – 4:15pm Session 6 Exploring Suicide Traumatic Loss
  • Kristin Mitchell, MA, Middle School and Crisis Counselor, Tacoma Public School District
  • Miguel Villahermosa, ME, Supervisor, Crisis Response Team, Tacoma Public School District
4:15 – 5:15pm Session 7 Hands-On Art Therapy for Traumatic Loss & Grief Healing
  • Louine Verneuil, MSW, LICSW, Trainer, Art with Heart
5:15 – 6:30pm Reception

 

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