CALVARY HOSPITAL ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE
TO BE OFFERED MARCH THROUGH MAY 2020

BRONX, NY – Beginning in March, Calvary Hospital’s 27th Annual Bereavement Course will be offered to healthcare-related professionals who want to further their education on bereavement and grief-related issues. This course will begin on March 3rd (in Manhattan at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, on Tuesday nights from 6pm-8:30pm) and on March 4th (in Brooklyn, at the St. Joseph High School, on Wednesday nights from 6pm-8:30pm).

This course is designed for those in the helping professions, and not for bereaved family members. This eleven-week course on bereavement and grief-related issues will be taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital/Hospice. Calvary Hospital provides the most comprehensive bereavement support program and offers more than 25 bereavement groups across all three sites for grieving individuals. Calvary provides free bereavement support groups for adults, children, and teens, and referrals for additional support if necessary.  Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Successful completion requires that participants (1) register for the course, and (2) complete course evaluations for each attended lecture. Contact hours will only be awarded for completed programs. Partial credit for Certificate of Attendance is available for those who attend 80% of the lectures. 

See attached syllabus for Manhattan and Brooklyn. This continuing education activity has been approved by (1) the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, (2) NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor), CPP (Credentialed Prevention Professional) and CPS (Credentialed Prevention Specialist), (3) NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directors, (4) Mental Health Counselors, and (5) Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

The course fees are as follows:

    • $250.00 for the full eleven weeks (discounted rate for individuals)
      • $200.00 for the full eleven weeks (2-4 people in the same institution)
      • $175.00 each for the full eleven weeks (5 or more people in the same institution)
    • $80.00 for the entire course (Graduate students only)
    • $65.00 per individual session 
  • Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital

For further information, contact Dr. Sherry R. Schachter at Sschachter@calvaryhospital.org

Please address all registrations and payment to:
Dr. Sherry R. Schachter, Calvary Hospital Bereavement Services, 1740 Eastchester Road Bronx, NY 10461

CALVARY ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE MANHATTAN SCHEDULE (MARCH-MAY 2020)

CALVARY ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE

MANHATTAN SCHEDULE (MARCH-MAY 2020)

DATE TOPIC OF LECTURE


March 3rd

  • An Overview of Normal Grief; Disenfranchised Grief Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT
  • Foundations of Grief Counseling  Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT

March 10th

  • Delirium and Depression in the Dying Patient Robert Brescia, MD

March 24th

  • Bereavement of Young Adults, Siblings, and Adult Children Joanne Castellanos, LMHC

March 31st

  • Children and Death Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC-FT Melanie Pappalardi, MA, MSW

April 7th

  • Death of a Child Sarah Peralta, MA, MHC-LP

April 14th

  • Death of a Spouse Stephanie Insalaco, MA, MHC-LP
  • Death in the Digital Age Stephanie Insalaco, MA, MHC-LP

April 21st

  • The Hospice Perspective Amy Glasgow, MA, LMHC, GC-C
  • Compassion Fatigue   Joanne Castellanos, LMHC

April 28th

  • Multi-Cultural Aspects of Grief Chaplains – Pastoral Care Dept.

May 5th

  • Trauma: When Grief is Complicated Maria  Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT

May 12th

  • Meaning Making: Communities and Grief Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP
  • Initiating Bereavement Support Groups and Interventions   Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

May 19th

  • Grief Through the Lens of Social Justice Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT
  • Self-Care Closing Ritual Stephanie Insalaco, MA, MHC-LP

 

 

27th Annual Bereavement Course
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