Supporting clients through the early stages of animal companion loss.
Diagnostic considerations in client assessment.
Evidenced based practices for therapy.
Activities and skills to manage and moderate the grieving process.
Initiating an animal companion bereavement support group.
A timely approach for a diverse clientele
which can support recovery from animal companion loss
IPT is particularly useful in helping clients recover from the loss of companion animals. It focuses on four key areas prominent in all human experience - grief and loss, role transitions, interpersonal disputes and interpersonal deficits. It aptly addresses all manner of disenfranchised grief, such as animal companion loss with its nonpatholigizing view of the human animal bond.
Presented by Susan Dowd Stone, LCSW for NYU's Office of Global and Lifelong Learning