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Free webinar to help aging services professionals cope with complex emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

PCA is organizing free webinars with Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist and healthcare consultant, to help care managers cope with complex emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a description of the next session, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m.

These webinars are open to all professionals working in the field of aging services. If you are are interested in attending a session, please send an email to Thomas.Shea@pcaCares.org. Please indicate the session you would like to attend and include your name, organization, job title and email address.

A link to the presentation will be sent via email to those that sign up prior to the start of each session.

Coping with COVID-19 –Related Grief and Loss

Date: June 3, 10 a.m.

Losses of life, job, routine and freedom of movement have made this a devastating pandemic for many participants and care managers. As a consequence, many are and will be struggling with feelings of grief.

In this hour-long workshop with Barry J. Jacobs, Psy. D., a clinical psychologist and healthcare consultant, we will share personal and agency practices for healing from grief. These include distinguishing between normal and complicated bereavement, utilizing and creating rituals for community-sanctioned emotional expression and resolution, and implementing supportive policies and practices.