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Podcast #51: ‘Working with Grief and Traumatic Loss’ with Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Working with Grief & Traumatic Loss: Theory, Practice, Personal Reflection, and Self-Care is a textbook for clinicians written by Alex Redcay and Elisabeth Counselman-Carpenter. In today’s episode, Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter (Beth) joins us to talk about their book. She helps us better understand what grief and traumatic loss are, how the theories on trauma and grief are applicable through this breast cancer lens, and what evidence-based strategies may be beneficial. She also explains how traumatic loss affects us personally, what activities can be helpful for processing through the grief, and what self-care looks like and how it is incredibly beneficial. Traumatic experiences are transformative, and Beth helps us see ways to sift through the mess and rise again with a newer normal after breast cancer. #togetherweweatherthisstorm