Remembering Conversations with the Dying and Bereaved
With Lorraine Hedtke MSW, LCSW, Ph.D.
February 15-16, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dalhousie Student Union Building
6136 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia
If death doesn’t mean saying goodbye, how are we freed to grieve differently? Conversations will be
constructed using innovative ideas that challenge prescriptive notions found in conventional grief
psychology. The two-long workshop shall show how to develop relational narratives that live on after a
physical death. We will practice numerous entry points into conversations with people who are dying and
grieving, including discussions regarding difficult and sudden deaths or the impact on grief when a
relationship was highly complicated.
Narrative conversations about death and grief are less about the passive suffering of loss and more about
growing invigorating identity stories amid the ongoing transitions that death occasions. Attending this
workshop will foster a sense or liveliness and provide a new way to think about death and grief,
professionally and personally.
1. Participants will be introduced to narrative concepts and re-membering practices.
2. Participants will be able to distinguish between conventional bereavement conversations and narratively
3. Participants will practice the construction of a re-membering conversation and will achieve a familiarity
with important aspects to select for effective conversations with bereaved people.
Lorraine Hedtke MSW, LCSW, Ph.D. teaches about death, dying and bereavement throughout the US
and internationally. Her work represents a departure from the conventional models of grief psychology that
is exciting and unique. Her articles have appeared numerous professional journals and magazines. She,
along with John Winslade, is the co-authors of the book “Remembering lives: conversations with the dying
and the bereaved” (Baywood, 2004). Her children’s book, My Grandmother is Always with Me (2005), is
written with her daughter, Addie.
Cost: Before January 15, 2012 – $285.00 After January 15, 2012 – $325.00
Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be sent to the address below before January 21, 2012.
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