July 14: Grief: Psychology, Biology, Restoration, & Renewal

$35.00

Date:
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Time:
0900 PT | 1000 MT/SK | 1100 CT | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

Description

Date:
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Time:
0900 PT | 1000 MT/SK | 1100 CT | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
To understand:
• The science of love, attachment, and loss
• How grief “gets under the skin” to impact the cardiovascular system and immune systems
• New evidence for the effectiveness of mind-body therapies to mitigate grief’s health-damaging effects
• When professional help is needed, after a loss event
• Research-based strategies to boost resilience, restoration, and renewal in the face of loss

Description:
The opportunity to love and be loved is a large part of what makes life worth living. Yet love also opens us to pain, particularly when we experience the death of a loved one. This webinar harnesses current psychological research to explain the science behind loss, grief, and restoration. Scientific investigation into loss has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, and these investigations have produced fascinating (and sometimes surprising) insights. Likewise, the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and behavioural medicine have informed our understanding of the biology of grief and what methods are most effective in helping those grieving a loss. The webinar culminates with a review of emerging research on strategies to restore and renew oneself after loss, emphasizing the growth potential.

Who Should Attend?:
• Physicians and Nurses who work in Settings and with Clients that  may experience Grief
• Staff in Oncology, Palliative Care and Hospice settings; Geriatric and Mental Health Settings
• Physicians and Nurses in Critical Care, Med Surg, Perinatal, Trauma,
• Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists and Mental Health Staff
• Family Nurse Practitioners,Primary Care, Home Care Staff
• Occupational Health Nurses, Child Life Specialists, Managers and Educators

Dr. Christopher P. Fagundes, Ph.D

Christopher Fagundes, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Rice University’s Department of Psychological Sciences. A health psychologist with expertise in grief, behavioral medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Fagundes designs and tests interventions that boost resilience, reduce psychological stress and improve cardiovascular and immune function in older adults amid significant life stressors such as the death of a loved one. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters and received multiple grants to study the impact of spousal bereavement. He is an elected member in the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research. Dr. Fagundes has taught courses on Stress and Health Across the Lifespan, Health Psychology, Loss and Trauma Across the Lifespan, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Foundations of Health Psychology.