Grief Across the Life Span
Grief is experienced differently for children and adolescents versus adults. This seminar will focus on the characteristics of grief at different ages as well as the
various types of grief from bereavement to complicated grief. An individual’s reaction to grief may be affected by the circumstances of the loss, whether it is expected or sudden, suicide or murder, or related to illness. Co-occurring disorders that compound grief and loss also will be discussed. Attendees will learn treatment strategies for common and complicated grief to help clients move through the grieving process.
Eileen Stanzione, LCSW-C, PhD has 40+ years of experience as a clinical social worker and has a PhD in Clinical Social Work. She has an interest in death and dying, bereavement and working with children and families. Dr. Stanzione has an extensive background in mental health, nephrology social work, loss and grief and education. She was previously employed with Hospice of Washington County as a director and bereavement counselor. Dr. Stanzione then pursued her passion for teaching and worked for both Salisbury University and West Virginia University as an adjunct professor as well as a full-time senior lecturer. For the last 9 years, she worked part-time for Salisbury University as a clinical supervisor for graduate students who were placed in pediatric centers. Dr. Stanzione has maintained a small to medium-sized private practice throughout her career.