Title: Grieving an Incarcerated Loved One: Conceptualization and Treatment Recommendations
Date: March 16, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT
Presenters: Drs. Kelly King and Peggy Whiting, Damon Toone
Incarceration touches many families in communities across the United States. A new and growing research base frames the experience of having a family member incarcerated as a loss. This grief can be comparable to death losses, however, it also has meaningful differences in terms of the stigma and invalidation often surrounding loss to incarceration. In this presentation we will talk about the context of incarceration as well as the contributions that grief and loss counseling can make to counselors supporting people who are system-impacted.