Broken Hearts: Surviving Intense Grief

Grief and heartbreak: the two are inseparable—and it’s complicated. So what can we do when we are working with or helping someone dealing with loss? Grief can be caused by experiences such as death of a loved one or pet, loss of independence, or anticipatory grief. We will also discuss Broken Heart Syndrome in which the body physically reacts to the stress of grief and how that is treated.

This webinar will help you learn about:

  • Healthy coping skills
  • What not to say to someone grieving
  • Available support
  • The process of grief

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Trish Abbey, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

Trish’s work focuses on older adults. After earning her MSW from Loyola University Chicago, Trish has developed her skills in case management, program development, elder abuse, memory care, and supervision. Trish has previously worked as a case manager at Leyden Senior Services and North Shore Senior Services, and at Palatine Township Senior Center as Director of Social Services. She is currently a private practice therapist with In Home Counseling for Seniors. Trish has provided many CEU presentations to a variety of audiences on a wide variety of topics. She is also the Executive Director of the Kott Gerontology Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to graduate-level students in a variety of fields focused on aging.