Traumatic Loss and the Family

Summary

Traumatic experiences add an extra layer of potential complication to the experience of bereavement. This workshop will overview the current thinking about the contribution of trauma to grief. Moreover, we will discover together practical ways both professionals and volunteers can be helpful—in the early hours after loss and along the difficult road ahead.

About the Presenter

With nearly 35 years of experience in hospice, congregation, bereavement center, and university, William G. (Bill) Hoy is Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities at Baylor University. Prior to this post, Dr. Hoy directed the clinical counseling programs for Pathways Volunteer Hospice in Long Beach where he served nearly 17 years.