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In the Shadows of Dying and Bereavement Part 1: Constructive Approaches
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When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Mackenzie Kelley

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September Webinar
In the shadows of dying and bereavement part 1: Constructive approaches to the troubling sides of the end of life.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
1:00 - 2:30pm ET / 12:00 - 1:30pm CT

This first webinar in a 2-part series defines and explores the personal and collective shadow. Employing the lens of depth psychology, we consider those aspects of ourselves, those we serve, and our organizations which make us uncomfortable. In the shadow we find the unpleasant sides of ourselves including anger, our paradoxical propensities to behave contrary to our values, and those moments when people do “bad things.” Part 1 of this intermediate level webinar looks at the various manifestations of the personal and collective shadow in end-of-life care, suggesting strategies to response constructively to these psychosocial complexities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the main tenets of shadow work as articulated in depth psychology 
  • Describe the modalities in which the shadow manifests in end-of-life care and bereavement 
  • Learn ways to increase awareness of the personal and collective shadow in assessment, case conceptualization, as well as systematically at the family and organizational level 
  • Identify approaches to respond productively to manifestations of the shadow as end-of-life clinicians and organizations. 

Dr. Chris MacKinnon holds an academic appointment in the Department of Oncology at McGill. A practicing psychologist for 12 years, he serves as Director of Training at Mount Royal Psychology, a private clinic in Montreal, Canada. Early in his career he was a palliative care psychologist at the McGill University Health Centre. He now works closely with the Canadian Virtual Hospice where he writes psychoeducation and training material for paramedics, intensivists, and military veterans. He publishes regularly on psychological themes related to palliative car and depth psychology. Since 2014 he sits on the executive of the International Congress on Palliative Care. 

Continuing Education:
This webinar is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for 1.5 CE hours.

Webinar Access:
ADEC utilizes Zoom to broadcast its webinars. Those registered by August 19 will receive the webinar access information on the morning of Tuesday, August 20. Anyone registered after that will receive the information by 11:00am CT on Wednesday, August 21.