Grief: A History and Its Complications

Grief: A History and Its Complications

A 6 Hour CEU Seminar

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

9am - 4:30pm

(lunch on your own)


10502 N 110th E Ave     Owasso, OK 74055

How has death changed in American society, and what impact has that had on people who grieve today?  What is the impact of modern media on how our clients experience death, dying, and the grieving process?   How do we walk this journey with our clients differently than ten, twenty, or fifty years ago?

Join Dr. Emily Christensen for Grief: A History and Its Complications, a 6 hour CEU training seminar on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm (lunch on your own).  We'll talk about how death became a business, the modern problem that has become the pornography of death, and how grief experiences have changed for recent generations.  Bring your experiences and your questions, and together we will explore answers and share resources. 


Early Bird Special Ends February 3rd, 2018


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Emily Christensen, Ph.D., has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling.  Her doctorate is in Marriage and Family Therapy.   She is also a hospital chaplain, serving four years in the Tulsa community.

A licensed clinician for more than 20 years, Dr. Christensen has primarily served foster, adopted, and blended families struggling with patterns of acting out behaviors and negative interactions in effort to bring clarity and mutual understanding to increase bonding, improve attachment, and create a more peaceful environment in the home.  She runs the Parenting Class Solutions website.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Foster Parent Association.

Dr. Christensen decided to serve with her husband as a foster parent when she witnessed the desperate situation of so many little ones who were ready to be discharged from inpatient services but had no placement available.  Their dramatic and award-winning story, Keeping Kyrie, tells their story of fostering more than eighty children in four years.  Ultimately, they adopted six special needs children that continue to keep them on their toes, with the youngest on palliative care.  She also survived the death of both her parents: her father, who passed away after a long battle from cancer, and her mother, who was killed by a drunk driver after the funeral.  These experiences transformed Dr. Christensen's clinical skills with personal experiences that have shaped her gift for supporting, educating, and healing families.

Dr. Christensen has since collaborated with her children for two series of children's picture books.  One series focuses on special needs issues, and the series currently being released is about foster care and adoption. 

Orders and pre-orders for all books will be sold half-price (only $10) at this seminar.