DSW 10th Anniversary Alumni Speaker Series: “Grief & Loss”
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Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt is the newly-appointed assistant director of the DSW program at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey and former department chair of psychology at Bryn Athyn College. A notable figure in thanatology, she is the author of the only self-help book available for bereaved teen siblings, entitled “Grieving for the Sibling You Lost” (New Harbinger Publications, 2015). She is a special editor for aging at the peer-reviewed journal, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, and a peer reviewer for several publications. A nationally-recognized speaker, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is also a passionate advocate for women’s reproductive rights and has been featured in media by Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania as well as repeatedly welcomed at press conferences alongside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
Dr. Jill Harrington LaMorie, DSW, LCSW received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. During an extensive clinical career, she earned her Doctorate in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, Philadelphia, PA (DSW Class of 2011). Her doctoral studies focused on the impact of a service member’s death in surviving military families, particularly military suicide loss and peer support as a postvention intervention.
Dr. Harrington-LaMorie is the former Senior Director of Field Researcher for the National Military Family Bereavement Study at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), Bethesda, Maryland and former Director of Professional Education at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Dr. Harrington-LaMorie is a grief educator and trainer and one of the first published authors on the subject of bereavement in U.S. military families. She has extensive experience working with individuals and families affected by trauma and complicated grief. Currently, Dr. Harrington-LaMorie has a private practice in Occoquan, Virginia, where she works primarily with active, retired and veteran military members and their families. She is also a consultant for several grief-related projects and programs, one of which is an interventional grief project being conducted by USUHS and Columbia University School of Social Work, Center for Complicated Grief.
2 Continuing Education Credits for PA Social Workers
Light refreshments will be served