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                                                                                         Spring 2004
The Center for Grief Care and Education                                         Celebrating
at San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care                                        Memories Camp
Services for professionals and those who are grieving
                                                                              Dates: July 12 through 16, 2004
In January, the Center for Grief Care and Education opened at San Diego              August 2 through 6, 2004
Hospice & Palliative Care (SDHPC). This change reflects the comprehensive     Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
programs and services available to SDHPC patients and their families,                (Extended care available)
as well as to professionals who work with the bereaved and community          Ages:    Children 5 through 15
members affected by grief and loss.                                                    years of age
                                                                              Site:    La Jolla YMCA
Bereavement services were expanded to include fee-based individual coun-
seling sessions for community members. Other bereavement services that
continue to be offered include the bereavement program for the SDHPC          Co-sponsored by the La Jolla
                                                                              YMCA and San Diego Hospice
surviving family members, Living with Loss grief support groups and the
                                                                              & Palliative Care, Celebrating
Bereavement Counseling Internship Program. Additionally, educational
                                                                              Memories Camp is designed for
workshops that teach theory and interventions are offered to professionals    children ages 5 through 15 who
seeking to learn more about working with the bereaved, while having the       have experienced the death of a
opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All of these           loved one. Camp staff and grief
programs and services now fall under the umbrella of the Center for Grief     counselors will provide opportuni-
Care and Education.                                                           ties for memory building, sharing,
                                                                              hiking, beach trips and more, in a
                                                                              safe and fun-filled environment.
As part of the SDHPC mission, our goal is to continually meet the needs of
                                                                              Campers of the August 2-6 session
the community through our programs and services. In addition to the variety   will enjoy the staff from the
of counseling and support services available to those impacted by a death,    Performing Arts Camp, who will
our bereavement experts share their knowledge with other professionals in     use theatrical techniques to help
the field through our workshops and seminars.                                 participants share their experi-
                                                                              ences, feelings, and concerns after
                                                                              a death.
Please share this information with your colleagues and interested
                                                                              For information, registration and
community members. For more information, call 619-278-6371                    fees, call the La Jolla YMCA at
or send email to                                     858-453-3483.

  Comprehensive Bereavement Services for Professionals and the Community
Individual and Family                         Professional Workshops
Grief Counseling
                                              The Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice &
Individual, child and family counseling       Palliative Care invites you to attend any or all of our upcoming
is now available for the general commu-       professional education courses, specifically designed for those who
nity regardless of how or where the           work with, or are interested in working with, those affected by grief
death occurred. Our professional coun-        and loss. The following educational offerings provide a unique
selors are experienced in a variety of        environment to meet other professionals in the field of bereavement
different modalities to ensure that all       as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education units/CEUs.
clients have the opportunities to mourn
effectively. Play therapy, sand tray thera-   ■ Hospice & Palliative Care: What Everyone Should Know
py, expressive arts, journaling and many
                                                May 25, 2004
                                                Discover what help is available for families who are
other methods can be employed to meet
                                                affected by a life-limiting illness through expert medical care,
the needs of intuitive and instrumental
                                                stress management and bereavement support.
grievers. A sliding scale is available for
those clients for whom the fee would          ■ Spirituality and the Bereaved
create a financial hardship.                    July 27, 2004
                                                Explore how spirituality and grief impact each other and how the
To make a referral or for more informa-         professional can recognize and facilitate a spiritual process with
tion, contact us at 619-278-6371 or             the bereaved.
email us at
                                              ■ Communicating with the Dying and the Seriously Ill
                                                September 28, 2004

    Bereavement Program

   The Center for Grief Care
                                                Learn valuable communication skills for working with patients
                                                and caregivers facing serious illness.

                                              ■ Grief and the Family System
                                                October 26, 2004
                                                Understand the impact of grief on family systems and learn
                                                various interventions for assisting grieving families.
   and Education offers:
                                              All workshops will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at 480 Camino
   • Support for families                     del Rio South, Suite 105, in Mission Valley. Course fee is $25,
   • Education about the grief journey        payable by cash or check in class. In order to receive CEUs (1.5 per
                                              course), please bring your professional license number with you.
   • Ways to express your grief,
     individually and as a family
                                              For more information or to reserve a space in a workshop, please
   • Memory building activities               call (619) 278-6253, or send email to
   • Rituals that help your family
     memorialize those who have died            Using Play Therapy with Grieving Children and Families
     and begin new traditions
                                                                    presented by Laura Behm Dewan, LMFT, RPT-S
   To make a referral or for more                                 June 26, 2004 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
   information please contact us at                              7.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available

   619-278-6371 or email us at                    Licensed Professionals : $125 • Interns & Students: $85
                                                   Call to reserve a space or to receive a brochure:   619-278-6371
                      Living with Loss
                      S U P P O R T                                           G R O U P S
At San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, through the Center for Grief Care and Education,
we offer a variety of support groups that may be beneficial to those who have suffered a loss.

Open Groups                                                  Specialty Groups
These open and ongoing bereavement support groups for        Professionally facilitated time-limited, closed groups that
adults are held throughout the county and are profession-    require a pre-group participant interview. Fee-based (sliding
ally facilitated. There is no fee for the open groups.       scale available). Specialty Groups meet at our Mission
                                                             Valley location (see map on back). For information or to
Central San Diego Day Group                                  request an interview, please call 619-278-6371.
Held every Monday, from 1:00-2:30 PM,
at 480 Camino del Rio South, Ste. 105, in Mission Valley     Day by Day
                                                             Adult group for men and women who have experienced the
Central San Diego Evening Group                              loss of a spouse in mid-life.
Held every Monday, from 6:00-7:30 PM,                        • Wednesdays, June 23 through August 25, 2004
at 480 Camino del Rio South, Ste. 105, in Mission Valley     • Thursdays, September 30 through December 9, 2004

South Bay Group                                              Legacies
Held every Thursday from 1:00-2:30 PM                        Adult group for those impacted by the death of a parent.
at Norman Park Senior Center, 270 "F" Street,                • Mondays, June 7 through August 2, 2004
in Chula Vista                                               • Mondays, September 13 through November 15, 2004

North County Inland Group                                    Maternal Connections
Held every Tuesday, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM,                  Supports mothers whose infant died before, during
at the Scripps Ranch Community Center,                       or shortly after birth.
11885 Cypress Canyon Road, in the Scripps Ranch              • Wednesdays, May 12 through July 14, 2004

Newly Bereaved Workshop                                      Passages
A monthly workshop specifically designed for adults who      Adult group for women who have experienced the death of
have been impacted by a death. Held every second             their mother.
Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 PM at our Mission Valley office:      • Thursdays, July 8 through September 9, 2004
480 Camino del Rio South, suite 105                          • Wednesdays, September 15 through November 17, 2004
• May 11, June 4, July 6, 2004
Family Night                                                 Adult bereavement group for any loss.
As part of the Family Bereavement Program, “Family           This four-week workshop-style group will focus on
Night” is open to the community (adults and children)        When Grief Returns: Coping with Upsurges of Grief.
who have suffered a loss. Families come together for an      • Wednesdays, June 16 through July 14, 2004
interactive therapeutic activity that focuses on promoting
family communication and processing grief.                   Soul Survivors
• Tuesday, May 25, 2004 from 6:00-7:30 PM                    Bereavement support for men and women who have lost a
                                                             spouse and are approaching retirement or are retired.
Family Bereavement Program                                   • Thursdays, June 24 through August 26, 2004
Bereavement support groups for children pre-school           • Mondays, September 13 through November 15, 2004
through young adults. Groups are time-limited, profes-
sionally facilitated and held on Tuesday evenings from       Tender Hearts
6:00-7:30 PM. Requires a pre-group participant               Adult group for those impacted by the death of a child.
interview. Fee-based (sliding scale available).              • Wednesdays, September 8 through November 10, 2004
Call 619-278-6371 for upcoming meeting dates.

                      For more information:        619-278-6371 •
         San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care (SDHPC)   Center for Grief Care and Education at SDHPC
                       Hillcrest site                              Mission Valley site
                 4311 Third Avenue – Hillcrest            480 Camino del Rio South, Suite 105

                               For recorded directions, call 619-278-6300

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