Grief Support Group for Therapists
If you're a clinician grappling with the loss of patients, don't navigate this journey alone. Join our supportive community and discover the healing power of shared understanding among peers who truly comprehend the nuances of your experience. Join our six-week support group. Together, we'll navigate grief, gain valuable insights, and forge connections that can ease the burden of patient loss.
As healthcare professionals, the emotional toll of losing patients can be deeply profound and often isolating. Yet, it can be incredibly challenging to find a support group specifically tailored to the needs and experiences of clinicians grieving the loss of patients. Our group fills this crucial gap by providing a safe and empathetic space exclusively for clinicians to come together, share their experiences, and receive support from peers who intimately understand the complexities of patient loss within a clinical context. By joining our group, therapists can find validation, camaraderie, and valuable insights that can aid in their healing journey and professional growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where, when and how does the group meet?
The group will meet online, on Mondays, beginning on March 18th from 7 PM to 8:30 pm for six consecutive weeks. The last meeting will be on April 22rd.
Who can participate?
This support group is specifically designed for mental health professionals who are grieving the loss of patients. Whether you're a social worker, psychiatrist, counselor, psychoanalyst, or psychologist, this group is for you.
Will I get a refund if I leave?
Because this is a closed group, refunds will not be issued unless it's an emergency circumstance. This is to guarantee that costs are covered so that the meetings will continue taking place with the other members.
What about confidentiality?
This is a closed group. This means that participation is not only limited to therapists but also, that no one can join after the first week. This ensures continuity and allows members to build rapport and openly share their experiences, and emotions without fear of breach of confidentiality.
The group facilitator
Paula Fontenelle, MA, psychotherapist
Paula Fontenelle is a psychotherapist with years of experience leading grief support groups. She is an invited professor at the Vita Alere Institute, in Brazil, where she teaches grief and post-traumatic growth to mental health professionals.
In addition to her experience as a grief facilitator, she hosts the top-rated podcast "Understand Suicide," where she delves into insightful conversations, offering valuable perspectives on coping with loss and promoting mental health. Her published book, "Understanding Suicide: Living with Loss, Paths to Prevention," is a comprehensive guide that reflects her commitment to providing support and resources for those on the journey of healing.