Reframing our Perception of grief: An introduction to traumatic loss and complicated grief.
NRCI hosted a presentation and welcomed Grief therapist Jessica Hutchison, M.A. LCPC. She walked attendees through important definitions of grief that are commonly misused and explained in depth the difference between acute and integrated grief. Jessica highlighted the information that leads to common misconceptions of grief as well as emphasized the importance of considering culture when someone is working through the grief process, especially when diagnosing. She provided attendees with research based evidence and personal client experiences that could be used to challenge our current existing view of grief. Presenters left the presentation with a better understanding about trauma and how it affects grief. Make sure to follow NRCI for a part 2 to Jessica’s presentation!