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Keystone Crisis Intervention Team Conference

  • The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center 215 Innovation Boulevard State College, PA, 16803 United States (map)

May 2, 2018 - DAY 1

1:00 - 1:45 PM      Welcome Session 

Michelle Kern and Keynote Speaker Lynn Shiner 

1:45 - 3:15 PM      Session 1

A Grief Trajectory - Lynn Shiner & Lisa Zoll, LCSW

According to Fredrik Backman in A Man Called Ove, death is a strange thing. It is also perplexing, puzzling, and mysterious. It is a unique and unpredictable process for each person, and responses are highly personal. There have been scholarly attempts to put the process into stages, states, and tasks. While these efforts provide a roadmap for clinicians who treat individuals experiencing grief, there is little that can be done to harness the grieving process into a straight path that can easily be followed by those who grieve.

Lisa Zoll, LCSW and Lynn Shiner have created a new model for how we look at the journey of grief: the event, the work, and the forever. It is designed with the following shortcomings of traditional models: it eliminates stages, expectations, expected order of stages, timeframes, and closure.