His presentation will be Coping with Bereavement: A Universal Human Experience.
Since everyone dies, those who survive must face the universal challenges of grief and bereavement. Rather than viewing bereavement through the traditional lens of depression, this new model will present bereavement as an existential crisis. Participants will be offered a new theoretical perspective on bereavement derived from the work of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Viktor Frankl, and my own research and clinical experience. The emphasis of the presentation will then be on developing tools for clinical intervention.
Jay Levinson, PhD, a practicing Logotherapist in the Baltimore, Maryland area who served as a Graduate Assistant to Dr. Frankl and remains a close family friend