This virtual professional training explores anticipatory grief, the grief that takes place prior to, but in connection with, a significant loss that is expected to take place, but has not yet occurred. Being forewarned of a potential loss may affect the quality and intensity of one’s grief. It may affect post-loss grief and a person’s adaptive strategies to loss. We will consider anticipatory grief associated with long-term illness, brief illness, and non-death losses. Please join us to deepen a discussion on coping with anticipatory grief.
About the Presenter
Pamela A. Malone, Ph.D., LCSW-S, FT, Clinical Director,
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss
Dr. Malone is a Fellow in Thanatology and a renowned expert in the field of grief and loss. Dr. Malone’s clinical social work experience spans over 30 years, providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. She has held teaching positions at the University of Texas Arlington, the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University, and Texas State University. Dr. Malone has developed and taught courses on death and dying, grief and loss, and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. She brings with her local and national recognition in the grief and loss field through her many publications, presentations, trainings, and professional conferences.