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Helpful tools veterinarians and staff can use to support themselves and clients during times of grief, 1 HR CE with Debra Campbell, M.Ed., PhD Candidate, RECORDING

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We have teamed up with a professional counsellor to learn about helpful tools veterinarians and staff can use to support themselves and clients during times of grief.

In this 1 HR Webinar we will learn about:

HELPFUL TOOLS VETERINARIANS AND STAFF CAN USE TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND CLIENTS DURING TIMES OF GRIEF.

You will come out knowing:

 The importance of this topic
 What is grief
 Facts about grief
 The course of grief
 How we experience grief
 Factors impacting a person’s ability to manage grief
 Challenges to the grieving process
 Specific challenges faced by grieving pet owners
 Disenfranchised grief
 Manifestations of grief and disenfranchisement within the veterinary field
 Helpful tips for supporting yourself and grieving pet owners
 “Listening” is a fundamental tool when showing support
 Clients do NOT feel heard when …
 Silence is a powerful listening skill
 Importance of taking care of yourself in times of need
 What is self-care
 Principles of self-care
 Benefits of self-care
 Examples of self-care methods

From the Speaker:

Debra Campbell, M.Ed., Ph.D. Candidate
Counselling Psychology

It was early in my 17-year career as a massage therapist that I recognized the mind/body connection and that alongside my client’s physical pain was oftentimes mental and emotional turmoil. Applying my strong belief in treating the mind and body as one entity, I wanted to offer clients a more holistic healing approach. To fulfill this need, I returned to university to study psychology, and am now a Counselling Psychology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Alberta.

Presently, I am completing my dissertation in my hometown province of Nova Scotia (NS), while running a small private practice that offers both counselling and massage therapy. My clinical approach is eclectic, drawing mainly from feminism, cognitive behaviour therapy, and person-centred therapy. I offer professional, compassionate counselling and support for individuals in times of need. Common presenting issues include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and work/life transitions. I also have additional experience providing counselling to individuals within the field of trauma and grief. For instance, I counselled sexual assault survivors at a sexual assault centre in NS. I also worked at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, offering counselling services to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones.

Considering my love for animals, I extended grief and adjustment counselling to pet owners who have lost a beloved pet. I have since broadened this service to include those within the veterinary field, given the ongoing stress and compassion fatigue associated with working in this caring environment.