Register Now For Workshop #3!


Strategies and Skills to Support Children & Teens Recovering from Grief

A 3-hour Workshop Led by Shari Carpman

Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
Time: 1-4PM
Location: CentraState Medical Center, Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus
Jack Aronson Conference Center, Conference Room C

$40.00 per person pre-registration by June 7th, $50.00 at the door. Space is limited.

About this Program:

This interactive workshop will facilitate learning about how we, as adults, can help our children and teenagers when some personal tragedy has occurred. Despite the fact that we were all children once, we have difficulty remembering what it was like to be a child. How children of different ages, are affected by major life events – such as death or divorce – is something adults often wonder about, but are never certain they understand. This workshop will provide insight into how grief manifests itself in children & teens. We will learn they are distinctly different from adults in the way they process loss and what factors may contribute to unresolved grief. Experience specific interventions such as play therapy that adults can use to help children effectively cope with their loss.

Shari Carpman

Meet our presenter:
Shari Carpman, MA, LPC, RPT, is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist with over 20 years of clinical and academic experience working with both adults and children. She has extensive individual and group experience in the areas of: parenting, divorce, grief and loss, women’s personal growth, and children’s issues. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, she has coordinated support programs for grieving children and their families and developed a Coping With Illness program to help children and adults adjust to the challenges of living with chronically ill or terminally ill family members. Ms. Carpman earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from City College, and earned both a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling and a Post Masters Certification in Play Therapy from Monmouth University. At present, Ms. Carpman is a member of the Traumatic Loss Coalition of Monmouth County and a Certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. She is currently working full-time in her private practice in Freehold, NJ.

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GIERS Mission
To provide services to assist individuals, families, and organizations recovering from a wide range of losses. Using a variety of therapeutic modalities including creative arts and action techniques, these services will include education and counseling that will help develop coping skills to facilitate a successful transition toward a healthy recovery. GIERS will also educate and train helping professionals and other community members to understand and aid people experiencing grief.