056: What is a soul? How to help students cope with loss and grief

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Adults struggle with how to help young people separated from a parent or loved one due to a death or a divorce. Discussions of spirituality or a higher power have to be handled delicately in education but they are important. Guest Karen Herrick shares her powerful story of an exchange with her own grandson who was worried about her dying and how you might navigate that discussion with your students or even your own child.

About today’s guest

Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, ACMHP has shared her clinical expertise for 30 years in her private practice by lecturing throughout the United States on dysfunctional and addictive homes, disassociation, grief, and loss. She is actively involved in Spiritual Psychology, specifically in naming spiritual experiences and working with chronic grief.

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