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March 04, 2014

Special Free Event March 19: Transformation and Purpose from Grief and Loss

sun-drops.jpg Loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, even paralyzing. Join us for a panel discussion with individuals who have adjusted and transformed their own grief following the loss of young children and a long-time spouse. Beth Shapiro, Ph.D, MSSA, LISW-S, Mandel School adjunct instructor, facilitates.
The event is a collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Hospice of the Western Reserve, Lifebanc, Mandel School's Alumni Affairs Office and the Office of Professional Development/Continuing Education (PD/CE) to coincide with MOCA's exhibit DIRGE. learn more...

According to MOCA, DIRGE: Reflections on [Life and] Death explores how contemporary artists use their individual practices to capture, react to, reflect on, and make sense of mortality. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, video, installation, drawing, and mixed media artworks by artists both living and deceased. Works range from reflections on one's imminent death to expressions of grief, memory, and transcendence. Rather than a study of the forces that cause death, the exhibition investigates mortality to identify and reinforce the most powerful characteristics of life.

Admission is free, but registration is required through the Professional Development/Continuing Education website. This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs for social workers and counselors for $15. Mandel School constituents and their guests will be able to tour the exhibit before and after the lecture at no cost. REGISTER