RAPID CITY — The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board is hosting an introductory conversation with Dr. Pauline Boss about “Ambiguous Loss.”
Dr. Boss will provide an overview of Ambiguous Loss and then open the conversation to questions. A follow-up presentation with Dr. Boss will be hosted in 2021.
Dr. Pauline Boss is an educator and researcher who is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research on what is now known as the theory of ambiguous loss. Dr. Boss is known as a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of family stress. For more than thirty years, her work has focused on connecting family science and sociology with family therapy and psychology. Her multidisciplinary perspective has allowed her to work as a scientist-practitioner to develop the theory that guides practice.
Dr. Boss’s most famous book, Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief (Harvard University Press, 1999), Loss, Trauma, and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss (W.W. Norton, 2006) was written for professionals and people who want to know how to ease the pain of ambiguous loss and how to help people to live with the “not knowing.” Her 2011 book, Loving Someone Who has Dementia (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2011) was written explicitly for family caregivers and paraprofessionals and is also read internationally.
Since 1973, Dr. Boss has studied ambiguous loss, taught university students, practiced as a clinician, and trained family therapists, psychologists, counselors, and humanitarians around the world to help individuals and families suffering from the trauma of ambiguous loss and its grief that has no end. Drawing on research and clinical experience, Dr. Boss worked across cultures to develop six useful and inclusive guidelines for building the resilience needed to both bear the ambiguity and move forward to live productive lives.
Topic: Dr. Pauline Boss “An Introduction to Ambiguous Loss” Time: Sep 18, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)