This event is hosted by the Monmouth and Ocean County Unit.
New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Monmouth/Ocean Unit Chair is Jeanne Koller, PhD, MSW, LCSW (email@example.com), and the Central Regional Representative is Caelin McCallum, MSW (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership, but we do invite all mental health professional to join us at this meeting. Learn more about our Units here.
1.5 CEU Webinar: Theorizing and Coping with Grief after the Losses of COVID-19, Racism and Our Way of Life
Date: Wednesday, May 26th from 12-1:30pm
Zoom login information will be emailed to you once you register.
This seminar will discuss some of the losses experienced over the last year. After a brief discussion of why theories can be useful, we will discuss how newer theories of disenfranchised grief, revision of the assumptive world, and ambiguous grief can help us with our own grief and that of our clients.
Speaker: Judith L. M. McCoyd, PhD, LCSW, QCSW
Judith L. M. McCoyd earned her Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr College- Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research in 2003 after getting her MSSW from Columbia University- Graduate School of Social Work in 1985. She is an associate professor at Rutgers University's School of Social Work where she teaches in the Masters, DSW, and PhD programs. Her research lies at the intersection of perinatal health care, medical technologies, end of life decision-making and bereavement. Her clinical work is with “end of life care at both ends of life.” Judie explores the decisions to use prenatal diagnostic technologies, the experience of medically high-risk pregnancy, whether to continue a pregnancy affected by fetal anomalies, and the emotional responses to these events. She is a licensed clinical social worker (PA) who maintains a small clinical practice and serves in leadership roles with the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.