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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Funeral Director & Survivor: A Relationship In Grief Counseling

Grief is a normal process which sometimes intensifies immediately following the interment of the deceased or perhaps a week or so later. It is the emotional experience the survivor undergoes as they attempt to continue to lead a healthy life following the death of a love one. However, the loss felt by one survivor will differ from the loss felt by another survivor. Grief counseling is the support by a trained professional to the survivor as they make an adjustment for the continuance of their life without the presence of their departed loved one. In a survey of funeral directors from the Western New York area, along with interviews conducted with survivors who have experienced the journey through the grief process, the purpose of this research is to prove that the survivor who seeks aftercare services will experience a healthier journey versus that of the survivor who does not seek any assistance at all.

Presenter: Lisa Lockwood (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)