Ambiguous Loss: Living Without Closure
June 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join DBHIDS and clinical psychologist Tracy Steen, Ph.D., for a lunch and learn about loss and addiction. First, Dr. Steen will present about ambiguous loss, a type of traumatic loss characterized by uncertainty and unanswered questions that can never be fully resolved. Tamika Harvey will join Dr. Steen to discuss why it is important to understand ambiguous loss when working with people who are struggling with gambling and substance abuse concerns. Sarorng Sorn will also join Dr. Steen in explaining the relevance of ambiguous loss of homeland to individuals who have immigrated to a new country.