Grief and it’s Sister, Trauma

Grief and it’s Sister, Trauma
July 26, 2023
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Colleagues & Conversations @ Yellowbrick

Grief and it’s Sister, Trauma: Looking at the Intersections of Loss and Trauma

Wednesday July 26th, 2023 | 6pm-7:30pm CST

with Gina Moffa, LCSW

Conference Description:

Grief and it’s Sister, Trauma: Looking at the Intersections of Loss and Trauma
For this conversation, we will be looking closer at grief, as well as its relationship to trauma. This includes the key similarities/differences between grief and trauma, and how the brain and nervous system comes into play. This will also really hone in on how, as clinicians, we can come to see grief clearer as a full body experience, including how grief affects the body, and treat those who have faced loss that feels traumatizing even if it is not categorized as a traumatic loss.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this event, participants should be able to:
  1. Understanding more about trauma, grief, and their relationship with our nervous system
  2. Looking closer at what can make loss “traumatizing” outside of how research has formerly categorized traumatic loss
  3. “Trauma-Informed Care” for grief, and looking deeper at what that really means

Gina Moffa, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist
New York City, New York

Gina Moffa, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist, mental health educator, and media consultant in New York City. In practice for nearly two decades, she has helped thousands of people seeking treatment for trauma, grief, as well as challenging life experiences and transitions. This includes work with Holocaust survivors at 92Y, as well as being a clinical director for a Mt. Sinai Hospital Outpatient Program (The Addiction Institute at Mt. Sinai) specializing in substance use disorder. She received her master’s degree in social work with a specialty in trauma from New York University. Most recently, Gina has written a book on grief called, Moving On Doesn’t Mean Letting Go: A Modern Guide to Navigating Loss (Hachette Book Group), which comes out on shelves around the world on August 22nd, 2023.


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