Speaking Engagements
 
 
Past Engagements
 

October 14, 2006
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy
New York City, NY
   And the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services
Contact:  Justin Clavadetscher, 212.333.3444. Ext. 114
CEU’s Available


October 20, 2006, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Loss, Trauma, and Resilience:

Finding Meaning and Hope in the Ambiguity of Trauma and Loss

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support

(MCDES) Fall Conference

Four Points Sheraton Metrodome

Minneapolis, MN

HYPERLINK:  www.mcdes.org


November 4, 2006, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Family Values and Beliefs:

Reducing and Creating Stress

Plymouth Congregational Church, Guild Hall

2007 Annual Conference

Minneapolis, MN

HYPERLINK:  www.plymouth,org/calendar/events.php

CEU’s Available


November 10, 2006  2 – 3:30 p.m. Caregivers’ Definitions of Successful

Caregiving

3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Symposium: The Family Loss Expert Witness

National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

Minneapolis, MN

HYPERLINK:  www.ncfr.org



December 7 - 8, 2006

International Trauma Studies Program

Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia University

New York City, NY

HYPERLINK:  www.itspnyc.org

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Note: Open to enrolled year-long seminar participants only.


December 11, 2006, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ambiguous Loss Workshop for Community Professionals
Duluth, MN

December 11, 2006, 3 p.m.
Visiting Lecturer in Professor Brenda Butterfield’s psychology class
University of Minnesota-Duluth

Duluth, MN

January 17, 2007

VHA Care Coordinator and the Caregiver Forum

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St. N. W.

Washington, DC 20008

January 26, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon,  Adoption Workshop

Children's Home Society & Family Services

St. Paul, MN  55108

CEUs available

Note:  Not open to the public.


February 13, 2007, 1 - 3 p.m. Making Sense Out of Ambiguity

Invited Practitioner Scholar Series

University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Professional Psychology

   and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services

St. Paul, MN

Note:  Not open to the public.

March 27, 2007  Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss

California Caregiver Resource Centers

Video Conference

Note:  Open to registered staff only.

April 2, 2007  Living with Never Knowing:  Coping with Ambiguous Loss

13th Annual Child and Family Research Symposium\

Department of Family Social Sciences

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

HYPERLINK: www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/human_ecology/family/symposium2007.htm

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April 13, 2007  Loss, Trauma, and Resilience:  Therapeutic Work with

Ambiguous Loss

The Reunion Institute Continuing Education

   Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

Dallas, TX

Contact:  214.915.4700 or                 

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April 27, 2007  Loss, Resilience, and Hope

Plenary Speaker, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

2007 Annual Conference

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Portland, OR

Contact:  Fax - 703.352.7725 or       

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May 5, 2007  Resilience in the Face of Ambiguity

Panel Member, Council on Contemporary Families (CCF)

   Tenth Anniversary Symposium

Chicago, IL

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June 15, 2007  Living Well Despite the Ambiguous Loss of Traumatic Brain Injury:
  Guidelines for Familes and Professionals

14th Annual Brain Injury Conference

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

HYPERLINK: http://www.mayoclinic.org/mcitems/mc2300-mc2399/mc2301-30.pdf

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July 24, 2007 Ambiguous Loss General Principles and Interventions

(For polytrauma staff and other VA Palo Alto staff as space permits)
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Palo Alto, CA

July 25, 2007 Ambiguous Loss Specific Intervention Strategies for QUERI Group

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

September 14, 2007 Theory, Theorizing, and Context: Emerging Theories
Family Social Science Class 8001--Conceptual Frameworks in the Family
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

October 2, 2007 Keynote Speaker,  Ambiguous Loss in the Aftermath of Katrina

Skill Building Conference for Pastoral Counselors and Psychotherapists

Gulfport, MS
Contact: Rev.  Beverly Wallace, Ph.D.

October 12-13, 2007  The Family Expert Witness:  Family Science Application for the Law

Panel Presentation:  Pauline Boss, Ph.D., with Thomas Ireland, Ph.D., Kathrine Daniels, Ph.D., and Kristen Holm, Ph.D.

Fall Forensic Economic Workshops

Sante Fe, New Mexico

November 14, 2007, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (PST)
Here but Not Here--Finding Hope When a Loved One has Memory Loss

Telephone workshop--Open to registered participants from California only.

California Caregiver Resource Centers
Contact: http://www.californiacrc.org/californiacrc/jsp/static/upcoming_workshops.htm?nodeid=1740

December 11 - 13, 2007

Polytrauma Nursing:  Learning from Each Other
Department of Veterans Affairs,  Employee Education System (EES)

St. Pete Beach, Florida

January 14, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Ambiguous Loss and Mental Illness

St. Joan of Arc Church

4537 3rd Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota

HYPERLINK: http://www.stjoan.com/uefr.htm
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April 7, 2008

Chesley  Lecture on Aging
"Living Well in Midst of Change and Loss"

Center on Aging at Minnesota State University,

  Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota
HYPERLINK: www.mnsu.edu/news/read/?id=1204577499&paper=topstories
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April 18, 2008
"New Hope With Ambiguous Loss, Caring for a Loved One With Memory Loss"

Western Michigan Brain Injury Network -

"Touching the Spirit" Symposium

Grand Rapids, Michigan


May 8, 2008

"Dealing with Ambiguous Loss"
Third Annual Black Hills Brain Injury Conference

Rapid City, South Dakota
HYPERLINK: www.brainrehab.org/Conference2007.html
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May 14, 2008

"Ambiguous Loss:  Loss, Trauma, and Resilience"

St. Paul Senior Workers Assocation Spring Conference

St. Paul, Minnesota

HYPERLINK: www.seniorworkers.org/SPSWA_New/spring_conf_08/springconf_sp_08.

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May 16, 2008

"Helping Staff and Families Work With People Suffering Memory Loss"

Presbyterian Homes and Services

Annual DOVE (Dementia Orientation Values and Education) Retreat
Presbyterian Homes and Services, McKenna Crossing

13810 Shepherd's Path

Prior Lake, Minnesota

Note:  Open to registered staff only.

May 31, 2008

Tribute to Honor Jim Gray

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

HYPERLINK: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu:80/IPRO/JimGrayTribute

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June 11, 2008

"Finding Meaning and Hope in Ambiguity and Loss"

Mental Health Summit II

Biloxi, Mississippi


September 24, 2008

Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability

Opening Keynote Speaker

Fargo, North Dakota
HYPERLINK: http://www.northernplainsconference.com/
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September 27, 2008

"Ambiguous Loss: Living With the Unknown"

Phi Upsilon Omicron Conclave 2008
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
Minneapolis, Minnesota

HYPERLINK: http://www.phiu.org/conclave_site.htm
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November 8, 2008, 8 pm
"Talk back" by Dr. Pauline Boss, Ph.D.

  after performance of Forgetting, a

  play by Trista Baldwin.

Playwrights' Center Waring Jones Theatre
2301 Franklin Avenue East

Minneapolis, MN  55409

November 12-13, 2008

Washington State Family Policy Council Partners' Summitt

Great Wolf Lodge

Grand Mound, Washington

Wednesday, Nov.  12, 3:30 - 5 pm - "What Is Home" workshop

Thursday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m. - Keynote Address: "Ambigous Loss: A Family- and Community-Based Approach for Research and Intervention."

January 22, 2009, 9:15 am - 5:15 pm
"Loss, Trauma, and Resilience: A Family and Commnity Approach
   to Ambiguous Loss"

Ausbildungs Institute, Melien (Zurich), Switzerland

January 22, 2009, 6:30 pm

Dr. Boss will read from her book, the recently released German translation

  of Loss, Trauma, and Resilience ( original publication-Norton, 2006; translation-Klett-Clotta, 2008)
Schaffhauserstrasse 239, 8050

Zurich, Switzerland

Click here for more information.

February 11, 2009, 4:40-6:10 pm
"Abnormal Grief"
University of Minnesota Public Health Class 3040/6040 -
   Dying and Death in Contemporary Society
3-125 Mayo Building
Minneapolis, MN
(Open to registered students.)


March 24, 2009, 1-4 pm

"Staying Connected Despite Mild Cognitive Impairment
  and Related Disorders: Applying Ambiguous Loss Theory"

(Co-presenting with Faten Khoury)
Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA)
116th Annual Training Conference & Expo--How Do You Like Us Now?
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel

Bloomington, MN
For more information, click here.

May 14, 2009
8:45 - 9:45 am - Keynote Address -" Loss, Trauma, and Resilience"
10 - 11:30 am, 1:15 - 2:45 pm - Breakout sessions
Clinical Forum on Mental Health

Seven Seas Inn & Convention Center
Mandan, ND
For more information, click here.

June 7, 2009

Chair, Panel Discussion - "Family Stress, Traumatic/Ambiguous Loss, and
   Resilience: Family Therapy Interventions"
Groves' 75th Anniversary:  Celebrating Groves Conference:  75 Years of Future
   Research, Theory, and Practice.

Chapel Hill, NC

For more information, click here.

June 25-26, 2009
American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) Annual Meeting - Systemic

 Response and Recovery to Disaster

Ambiguous Loss Interest Group--June 25, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Community Day Participant, Cultural Ambiguous Loss--June 26, 1:30 - 3 pm
New Orleans, Louisiana
For more information, click here.

September 14, 2009

Andreae Lecture Address
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information, contact:  Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 20 Eglinton Ave. West, 16th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8, 416.322.6560, or click here
.

February 12, 2010
Pathways to Resilience

  Sponsored by James A. Haley VA Hospital & the

  American Red Cross-Tampa Bay Chapter

Embassy Suites, Tampa, Florida
Keynote Speaker - "Ambiguous Loss, Trauma, and Resiliency: 

  Working Together for the Polytrauma Patient"

March 19, 2010

Ackerman Institute for the Family
New York City

Workshop - "Complicated Grief and Ambiguous Loss:  A Relational Approach

  to Resiliency When There is No Resolution"
For more information, click here.


June 23-26, 2010

American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)
Boulder, Colorado
Speaker - "In the Absence of Presence: The Relational Complications of Ambiguous Loss & Co-Chair - Ambiguous Loss Interest Group
For more information, click here.

November 5, 2010
National Conference on Family Relations Annual Conference -
   Families in Innovation, November 3-6, 2010
Fellows Roundtable - Consult for Researchers on Ambiguous Loss/
   Boundary Ambiguity
Minneapolis, Minnesota
For more information, click here.


March 17, 2011 (Date rescheduled)
International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting Information --
   Changing Families in a Changing World
Keynote Speaker - Ambiguous Loss and Family Dynamics:  How YOU

  Can Help Strengthen a Family's Resiliency
Denton, Texas
For more information, click here.

April 29, 2011, 10-4 pm
Ackerman Institute for the Family
Workshop: Complicated Grief and Ambiguous Loss: A Relational Approach to Resiliency
   When Loss Has No Closure
New York City
For more information, click here.

June 21 - 25, 2011

Association for Death Education & Counseling/International Conference on

  Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
Keynote speaker - June 25, Ambiguous Loss:  A Unique Kind of Loss When Loved

  Ones Disappear
Miami, Florida

For more information, click here.

October 20, 2011

Webster University First International Counseling Conference -
  Building Bridges:  Supporting Individuals and Families in Transition
Geneva, Switzerland
2-3 p.m., Keynote -   Where is Home?  The Ambiguous Loss Experienced in a New Country

3:30- 5 p.m., Workshop:  The Stress of Ambiguous Loss and How To Manage It

For more information, click here.

November 9-10, 2011

Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter &

  North Dakota State University School of Human Development & Family Science

Workshop:  Loving Someone Who Has Dementia:  How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress

  and Grief.

November 16, 2011
National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference -
  Families and the Shifting Economy
Orlando, Florida
12 Noon - 1 p.m., Fellows Roundtable:  Caring For and Loving Someone With Dementia
For more information, click here.

January 21, 2012
Minne-College in Florida
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association
Naples, Florida
Keynote Speaker: When Someone You Love Has Dementia:  How to Find Hope While Coping With

  Stress and Grief.



March 1, 2012, 10-11:30 am

Caregiver Group Meeting

St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ

2129 Commonwealth Avenue.

St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Boss will discuss her recent book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia:  How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief.

Sponsored by St. Anthony Park Area Seniors and the churches of St. Anthony Park.


March 17, 2012

Meeting of the Minds
Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter

St. Paul, Minnesota
Breakout Sessions:  Ambiguous Loss (for professionals & family caregivers) and Loving Someone Who Has Dementia:  How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief.

Learn more here.

April 20, 2012
Workshop: Ambiguous Loss and the Myth of Closure

Ackerman Institute for the Family

New York City



April 24, 2012

1:30-2:30 pm

Workshop: Surviving the Psychological Journey of a Loved One with Memory Loss

First in a series of the Living Well in Later Life Workshops

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA)

(Open to UMRA members and friends along with current and former U of M employees.)
University of Minnesota, Campus Club


May 19, 2012

Interest Group:  Family Resilience

AFTA Annual Meeting (May 16-19)

San Francisco



November 9, 2012
"A New Approach to Loss and Grief"

  and "The Myth of Closure

MetroHealth Bereavement Conference

Cleveland, Ohio


November 16, 2012

Keynote Speaker

Minnesota Council on Family Relations

  Annual Conference

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

January 7, 2013
Plaza Jewish Community Chapel
Keynote Co-Speaker
"The Long Goodbye:  Protracted Illness and the Effects on Family"
New York City

April 5, 2013
Alzheimer's Regional Conference

Alzheimer's Association-Western & Central Washington Chapter
Seattle, Washington
Learn more here.

April 10, 2013
Hamm Clinic
St. Paul, Minnesota


April 22, 2013

Swiss Red Cross, Tracing Service

Workshop:  Loss, Trauma, and Resilience:  Coping With
   Ambiguous Loss
(Workshop by invitation.)
Bern, Switzerland

For more information, contat tracing@redcross.ch

June 17, 2013

Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District

Cornwall, Ontario


June 20, 2013
Plenary Speaker

International Family Nursing Association

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Learn more here.


November 5-9, 2013

National Council on Family Relations

 Annual Conference

San Antonio, Texas
Learn more here.

December 2, 2013

Families and Well-Being Seminar
Center for Child & Family Well-Being

School of Human Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Learn more here.

February 21, 2014

Speaker:  "Ambiguous Loss: Why Closure is a Myth"
Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Research Day
Tulsa, OK
Details


March 21, 2014
Workshop: "Ambiguous Loss:  Treating Grief That Has No Closure"

Ackerman Institute for the Family
New York City
Details.

April 11, 2014
NASW, Iowa Chapter Annual Symposium
Workshop: "Ambiguous Loss: A Framework for Working with
  Complicated Loss and Grief"
Des Moines, IA
Details.