Interventions for Times of Uncertainty
Janice Nadeau, PhD, LP, LMFT, RN, FT
LEARNING TRACK: Evidence-Based & Culturally Defined Practices Session
Description: In this session we will examine models and approaches to grief support that are most needed as our survival is being threatened on multiple fronts. In our efforts to help we will need to address the effects of the pandemic as it is amplified by political and racial strife and economic insecurity. Loss is everywhere in evidence. We will explore ways of promoting good grief using models such as the Dual Process Model (Stroebe and Schut), Meaning-Making (Nadeau, Neimeyer), the use of rituals and metaphors and Trauma interventions such as EMDR, Brain Spotting and Mindfulness Meditation. This session will include case examples and down to earth, front line suggestions on how to cope as we face our own uncertain futures and shifting professional sand.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Janice Winchester Nadeau is a Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Master’s Prepared Nurse. She has been active in the grief and loss field for over three decades. Her Doctoral research at the University of Minnesota led to the publication of Families Making Sense of Death by Sage in 1998. Dr. Nadeau has served as faculty for the Association for Death Education and Counseling teaching Advanced Grief Therapy for six years. Dr. Nadeau has presented her work internationally and has been in private practice at Minnesota Human Development Consultants in Minneapolis since 1994.