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Ambiguous Loss

When
Thursday, Jul 30 - 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
What
Presentation/Speeches
Where
Eccles Conference Center Auditorium - Map it
Sponsor
Family, Consumer and Human Development
Description
Presented by Dr. Pauline Boss. Ambiguous loss is a loss that remains unclear. It can last for years, even a lifetime. A loved one goes missing physically (as in war) or psychologically (as with dementia). The incongruence between absence and presence creates a relational rupture that has no closure. Yet, people can and do live well despite such complicated loss and grief. The goal is family resiliency. Toward that end, Dr Boss discusses the psychological family and provides therapeutic guidelines for how to live with ambiguous loss. These concern meaning, mastery, identity, ambivalence, attachment, and hope. She lectures to interdisciplinary audiences and trains professionals around the world, all of whom are working with some kind of loss that has no closure. For more information, see http://www.ambiguousloss.com
Open to
Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public 
Contact
Dr. Scot Allgood
797-1501
scot.allgood@usu.edu