Event date: 9/30/2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Export event
NASWMN Chapter
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Understanding How Grief and Loss Impact Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders

2 CEUs - may be counted as clinical CEUs

Understanding How Grief and Loss Impact Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders

Thursday, September 30 - 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CST via Zoom

Presenters: Nicole Groschen, MSW, LICSW

2 CEUs - may be counted as clinical or general CEUs

Early recovery is the beginning of living a healthier and rewarding life, but the positive changes often highlight old feelings of loss and sadness. In early recovery, past experiences of loss and regret can resurface as individuals begin to recognize that they have been avoiding and trying to 'numb out'  in regards to past losses and feelings of grief. This presentation will provide education on different types of losses, possible grief reactions related to cultural context and explore additional approaches to support individuals who are struggling with grief and loss in the early stages of the recovery process.

About the Presenter

Nicole completed her undergraduate degree at the University of MN and her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, where she focused on clinical social work with a concentration in military social work. Nicole currently is working as a Mental Health Professional, Center City site Privacy Office, and Certified Clinical Supervisor at Hazelden Betty Ford in Center City, MN. Nicole has worked in a variety of treatment settings with a wide range of challenges related to substance use and mental health. Nicole is a trained EMDR therapist, certified grief counselor and has primarily focused on integrating trauma-informed approaches in co-occurring settings. Nicole is an Air Force Veteran and is currently serving as the mental health representative for Chisago Lakes Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, supporting military service members.

Dustin Brockberg, LP, Ph.D. will no longer be presenting due to unforeseen circumstances.




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