Adjusting to Death and Loss: Theory, Research & Practice

With Daniel V Papero, PhD, LCSW of the Bowen Center in Washington, DC
And Anthony Papa, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa, California
8:45am to 5:00pm

Anthony Papa, PhD

Anthony Papa, PhD

From the death of a family member to losing health or a job, individuals vary in how well they adjust to life after death and loss. Research begun by psychologist George Bonanno and carried forward by his students has revealed remarkable similarity in the patterns of resilience and breakdown across many kinds of loss and adversity. The evidence challenges conventional thinking about grief work and assumptions about optimal emotional patterns following loss. We are fortunate to have with us an important contributor to and expert on this body of research and its implications for clinical practice, Dr. Anthony Papa, PhD. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Continue reading