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Psychosocial-Spiritual Alberta Series

Are you a professional who provides psychosocial-spiritual care to patients and families receiving palliative care and the bereaved in Alberta?

Developed with Alberta content, the Psychosocial-Spiritual Alberta Series is open to social workers, spiritual care providers, creative arts therapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychologists, and other clinicians providing direct emotional and spiritual support.

The topics explored will be relevant to emotional, spiritual, and grief support in palliative care and bereavement as well as self-care for clinicians. This is a great opportunity to build connections and deepen your knowledge.

We ask that you commit to attending as much of the series as possible. It will continue from January through June 2024, with sessions occurring on the third Thursday of the month from noon to 1 pm.

  • Holiday Blues: Supporting Patients Receiving Palliative Care and Grieving Families during the Holidays: session was held on December 14, 2023.
  • How Do I Know What I Don’t Know? Exploring the Alberta Palliative Care Competency Frameworks: session was held on January 18, 2024
  • Complex Grief and Self-Care for the Practitioner: session was held on February 15, 2024
  • Exploring the Benefits of Music in Grief and Pediatric Palliative Care: session was held on March 21, 2024
  • Trauma-Informed Approach: Working in the Window of Tolerance: session was held on April 18, 2024
  • Non-physical Suffering: Challenges and Opportunities for Psychosocial/Spiritual Care Specialists: session was held on May 16, 2024
  • Effective tools for Grief Care: Perspectives from Spiritual and Mindfulness-Based Practice: June 20, 2024, 12 p.m. MT