Hosted in partnership with the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC), this webinar will discuss the application of Meaning Reconstruction in Grief and Bereavement work to the loss experience of complex chronic illness. The session will provide an overview of meaning reconstruction as a theoretical model, as well as examples of intervention using meaning-focused narrative practice.
Presented by Leah Lewis
Dr. Leah Lewis has about 12 years experience in counselling psychology and creative arts therapy fields. She has expertise in divorce processes, play therapy and grief and bereavement therapy. She just completed her doctorate in the field of qualitative health research, grief and illness and the new application of narrative grief therapy to chronically ill patient populations. She has written two articles (publication in progress) and one short film depicting her qualitative approaches to health research in progress. Her dissertation, "Good Grief? Meaning Making Through an End Stage Renal Disease Illness Narrative" has recently been published through Scholar's Press in Germany.