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NEXTGen Detroit Balance and We Need to Talk Present

Grief: It’s Not Just for Funerals

  • Virtual Event
  • Monday, November 16th at 7:00 pm
  • Ashley Schnaar

November 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

When we think of grief, we often think of experiencing the death of a loved one. Grief, however, is a normal part of life that occurs in many forms that we often don’t recognize. Join us as we welcome Debra Mattison, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, who will share insights to help us explore, validate and cope with the feelings of loss that occur as we “say hello and goodbye” through the many transitions of our lives.

This online event is intended for community members of all ages.

Questions? Contact Ashley at schnaar@jfmd.org

About Professor Debra Mattison
Professor Mattison is currently a professor of social work at the University of Michigan. She is a medical social worker with extensive experience providing clinical social work services as well as program planning in a variety of settings including cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care. She has special interests in healthcare, chronic illness, grief and loss, interprofessional education and spirituality in social work practice. She is a Board Certified Oncology Social Worker. Professor Mattison has received awards for her leadership and clinical practice, including Social Worker of the Year from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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