March 13, 2020
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructors: Melissa Perrin
Acute grief is a process that unfolds over an 18 – 24 month period after a loss. We will take a look at this process and the expected trajectory of grief and how to discern when depression comes into the process. Especially important are the aspects of “thin places” and “standing by the veil” which refer to the fluid space between the physical and metaphysical realms. We will also explore the imagery used to describe experiences of the Collective Unconscious in grief. Cognitive and existential strategies to attend to grief and depressive experiences will be presented and discussed.
About the Instructor
Dr. Perrin is a licensed clinical psychologist whose career has centered on clinical practice, teaching and supervising clinicians and providing consultation for treatment centers and religious institutions for 35 years. Clinically, she provides treatment for mood disorders, trauma and addictions. Dr. Perrin has been a member of the faculty of the Academy of Advanced Training Professionals [AATP] since 2004. A gifted teacher and facilitator, she has provided rich seminars clinicians are able to put into practice immediately. Dr. Perrin provides clinical consultation for institutions including the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Dr. Perrin is based in Evanston, Illinois.