Understanding Grief from 'Practice to Theory and Back Again'
“I’ve always been fascinated with the question – ‘do we choose the work, or does the work choose us?’ How do our experiences of loss and love influence our world?” – Christopher Hall, episode host.
All of us will experience loss at some point in our lives. As professionals who work alongside others’ experiences of grief and bereavement; how do therapists’ personal experiences of loss impact the work that they do? For the first time on Book Club, listeners will hear directly from the author of this episode’s text, as New York based social worker Phyllis Kosminsky unpacks the inspiration behind her article, ‘From practice to theory and back again: A personal perspective on grief and bereavement in a changing world’, with her colleague and our host Christopher Hall, a psychologist.
Listen in as Christopher and Phyllis recount their experiences of personal loss, and how these experiences have shaped their respective work in psychology and social work, respectively. Christopher brings to the conversation his insights, experience and expertise as the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement; as Phyllis shares her expertise on the topic as both Christopher's colleague, the author of this episode’s text, and a clinical social worker at the Centre for Hope in Darien, Connecticut.
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Note: This episode of Book Club was originally released in September 2021 to the Book Club podcast show, and has since been re-released on MHPN Presents.