Calvary Hospital to Offer Annual Bereavement Course

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Courses will run from March through May at both the Bronx and Brooklyn campuses.

Calvary Hospital’s 26th Annual Bereavement Course will begin on March 4 (at the Bronx campus, on Monday nights from 6-8:30 p.m.) and on March 6 (in Brooklyn at St. Joseph High School on Wednesday nights from 6-8:30 p.m.). The course is designed for those in the helping professions, and not for bereaved family members. This eleven-week course on bereavement and grief-related issues will be taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital/Hospice. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Successful completion requires that participants (1) register for the course and (2) complete course evaluations for each attended lecture. Contact hours will only be awarded for completed programs. Partial credit for Certificates of Attendance is available for those who attend 80 percent of the lectures.

See attached syllabus for Bronx and Brooklyn. Upon completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance. This continuing nursing education activity has been approved by (1) the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and (2) NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor), CPP (Credentialed Prevention Professional) and CPS (Credential Prevention Specialist). Pending approval for Mental Health Counselors and the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directors, and ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) are in process.

The course fees are as follows:

  • $225.00 for the full eleven weeks (discounted rate)
  • $200.00 each (2-4 people in same institution)
  • $175.00 each (5 or more people in same institution)
  • $50.00 for the entire course (graduate students)
  • $50 for individual sessions

Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital.

For further information, contact Dr Sherry R. Schachter at Sschachter@calvaryhospital.org. Please send all registrations and payment to: Dr Sherry R. Schachter, Calvary Hospital Bereavement Services, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461.    

CALVARY ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE    
BRONX SCHEDULE (MARCH-MAY 2019)

March 4
An Overview of Normal Grief; Disenfranchised Grief
Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT    

Foundations of Grief Counseling
Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT    

March 11
Death of a Child
Sherry R. Schachter, PhD, FT

March 18
The Hospice Perspective
Amy Glasgow MA, LMHC, GC-C

Compassion Fatigue
Joanne Castellanos MHC-LP    

March 25
Making Decisions at the End of Life        
Christopher Comfort, MD

Delirium and Depression in the Dying Patient    
Robert Brescia, MD        

April 1
Bereavement of Young Adults, Siblings, and Adult Children
Joanne Castellanos MHC-LP

April 8
Multi Cultural Aspects of Grief
Chaplains, Pastoral Care Department

April 15
Children and Death
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP

April 22
Death of a Spouse    
Joanne Castellanos MHC-LP

Death in the Digital Age
Joanne Castellanos MHC-LP

April 29
Trauma: When Grief is Complicated
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP

May 6
Meaning Making: Communities and Grief    
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP

Grief Through the Lens of Social Justice
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

May 13
Initiating Bereavement Support Groups and Interventions    
Sherry R. Schachter, PhD, FT    

Self-care Closing Ritual    
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP

CALVARY ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT COURSE
BROOKLYN SCHEDULE (MARCH-MAY 2019)

March 6
An Overview of Normal Grief; Disenfranchised Grief
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT    

Foundations of Grief Counseling
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

March 13
Death of a Child
Sherry R. Schachter, PhD, FT

March 20
The Hospice Perspective
Amy Glasgow MA, LMHC, GC-C

Compassion Fatigue
Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT    

March 27
Making Decisions at the End of Life        
Christopher Comfort, MD

Delirium and Depression in the Dying Patient    
Robert Brescia, MD

April 3    
Bereavement of Young Adults, Siblings, and Adult Children    
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP    

April 10
Multi Cultural Aspects of Grief
Chaplains, Pastoral Care Department

April 17
Children and Death
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

April 24
Death of a Spouse
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

Death in the Digital Age
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

May 1
Trauma: When Grief is Complicated
Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT    

May 8
Meaning Making: Communities and Grief    
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP

Grief Through the Lens of Social Justice
Rashida Sanchez, MA, FT

May 15
Initiating Bereavement Support Groups and Interventions
Sherry R. Schachter, PhD, FT    

Self-care Closing Ritual    
Abby Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP    

Note: No commercial support was received for this educational activity.

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Please check one: I will attend the course in the Bronx location ___ 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY

I will attend the course in the Brooklyn location ___ St. Joseph High School, 80 Willoughby St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Since 1899, Calvary has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the Greater New York Area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit http://www.calvaryhospital.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

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