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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ambiguous Loss and its Impact on Spiritual Healing
Event Details
Date(s): February 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM  CT - 3:00 PM  CT
Organization Details
Organization: Association of Professional Chaplains
Contact Phone: 847-240-1014
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Ambiguous Loss and its Impact on Spiritual Healing
presented by Linda Golding MA BCC
Date & Time
Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Central 
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Mountain
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Pacific
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Alaska
9:30 am - 11:00 am Hawaii
90 minutes (1.5 CE hours)
In her 1999 book "Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief" Dr. Pauline Boss outlines her psychological theory and her experience working to help patients recover resilience in order to navigate through continuing ambiguity and grief.  The workshop will use a mixture of lecture, case studies and interactive small groups to apply ambiguous loss, that is "losses without finality or resolution," in an acute care setting with patients, families and staff.
Learning Objectives
  • The distinctions between regular loss and ambiguous loss, and the different kinds of ambiguous loss
  • Identify how ambiguous loss can hinder spiritual healing
  • Use Ambiguous Loss theory to assist in spiritual screening and assessment
Please Register by Monday, February 25, 2019

Registration by the published deadline is required to ensure that participants receive handouts, login information and pre-reading materials, if any, in sufficient time before the webinar.
Chaplain Linda S. Golding MA BCC received her Masters Degree in Jewish Studies and the Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Jewish Theological Seminary (NYC) in Spring 2013 and became a Board Certified Chaplain through BCCI in 2014.
Golding has served as Staff Chaplain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center since 2010, and was appointed Coordinator of Pastoral Care for Milstein Hospital in 2015.  She is the chaplain member of the hospital’s Ethics Committee and Organ Donor Council; leads didactics on Ambiguous Loss, Spiritual Pain, and Spiritual Care with Non-Communicative Patients; serves as a preceptor for medical student clerkships and the medical school’s Integrative Health elective; leads Four on the Floor Shadowing program with for new nurses; Wellness Groups for Neurology, Rehabilitation Residents and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows; and an introduction to Pastoral Care with the Family Medicine Residents.
Golding’s research interests include the impact of spirituality on patients with chronic pain; the use of text as pastoral intervention; caregiver compassion fatigue and developing self-compassion; and the intersection of pastoral and medical bioethics.  She is an adjunct professor in the bioethics program at Columbia University where she teaches PASTORAL CARE AND BIOETHICS, is a Fellow in the Interfaith Civic Leadership Academy, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, the steering committee and faculty for WHAT MATTERS: Caring Conversations about End of Life, and a peer reviewer for the annual Religion and Medicine Conference.  Chaplain Golding presents regularly at conferences in the U.S.
Publications include SPIRITUAL CARE WITH NON-COMMUNICATIVE PATIENTS (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, July 2019), “The Evolving Role of Hospital Chaplains at the End of Life” co-authored with The Reverend Martha R. Jacobs in OUR CHANGING JOURNEY TO THE END (Praeger/ABC-CLIO 2014); “Derech l’Shalom: A Path to Peace”, and “A transdisciplinary group on pain and spirituality: A model”, and book reviews for APC Forum. 
How It Works
To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio and visuals are "webcast." Our webinars are priced per computer terminal, not per participant. That means you can invite as many colleagues to join you as can fit in your conference room or cluster around your computer. As a participant, you will be able to interact with the presenters, who will ask questions of the audience and answer questions posed by participants.
System Requirements
• As a best practice, we highly recommend an Ethernet connected computer for best connectivity and listening experience. You may experience some buffering of audio on lower bandwidth wireless connections.
• Internet Browsers:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Windows Edge browser.
• Stable Internet Connection, DSL or above:  100kbps for video transmission, 300kbps for screen sharing and remote control, 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all services.
• Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, Linux, Solaris.
• Adobe Flash Player 13.0 or newer:
• Computer Speakers
The link below will test your system to make sure you are running the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player and to make sure it is not being blocked by your network.
The "Connectivity" line should have a green check mark. If it does not please contact your network administrator to allow TelSpanWeb access to port RTMPE 1935. This will allow your Adobe Flash Player to run properly through TelSpanWeb. "Application Sharing" applies only to presenters, so if you see a red "X," that's OK.
If you have any further questions or concerns, or if you do not have computer speakers, please contact APC at for assistance.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the online registration and payment process. Instructions for logging into the webinar will be e-mailed to all participants two business days before the event.
Cancellation Policy
The registration fee (minus a $20 nonrefundable processing charge) will be refunded up to five (5) business days of the scheduled event. APC® reserves the right to cancel the program within five (5) business days of the scheduled event, if an insufficient number of people register. In case of APC cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

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