Below you will find information on an upcoming, experiential learning conference focusing on the use of creative therapies to address issues of grief and loss. This conference is being hosted by Pathways Hospice: Programs for Grief & Loss (formerly known as The Hospice of Larimer County). Early registration?is now open until March 1, 2009. The conference dates are May 15-17, 2009.

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Combining creative art therapies with grief theory is a powerful way to address grief and loss. This conference offers a way to expand awareness of the effectiveness of integrating the arts and grief counseling. Whether you are a trained creative arts therapist, grief counselor or would like to better understand the intersection between grief and the expressive arts, this conference will show ways to incorporate these approaches into your practice effectively.

Why attend?

  • You will grow your understanding of how the expressive arts can facilitate the grief process.
  • You will gain knowledge from existing successful programs in writing, visual arts, music, movement and an interweaving of these arts.
  • You will experience first-hand how the creative arts can tap into, embody and express grief. Sessions will provide a sense of what your clients may feel.
  • You will develop or expand your own program using the expressive arts, enabling you to reach a broader spectrum of people.

Who should attend?
This conference will be of special interest to grief counselors, creative arts therapists, psychotherapists, students and those involved with hospice care.

Registration & fees
Registration fee includes keynote address, break-out sessions and Saturday night dance performance by IMPACT Dance Company at Bas Bleu Theatre, located in Old Town, Fort Collins.

Conference registration: $295
Early registration: $250; November 16, 2008 to March 1, 2009

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