November 16, 2017 10:00 am


Addressing Grief and Loss: A Focus on Patient Experiences and Professional Practices

  • Defining the problem: the near universal experience of grief and loss amongst individuals seeking treatment for SUDs, and the lack of common language, empirically supported models, and consistent treatment approaches
  • Define grief and identify and it’s various presentations or “types”
  • Discuss the impact of grief and loss on patients seeking treatment for SUDs with case studies
  • Advocate for the industry standard of addressing grief and loss in all forms of treatment for SUDs
  • Discuss the impact of grief and loss on persons in recovery


Thursday, November 16, 2017


10:00 am: Networking, Coffee and Refreshments Provided
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Presentation


The New York Center for Living
226 E. 52nd St, New York, NY 10022


James Ryan

James Ryan, LGPC, MA, Asst Program Director

James M. Ryan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and the Assistant Program Director overseeing Young Adult Services at Ashley Addiction Treatment. He joined the team as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern and has served as a Weekend and Evening Counselor, Relapse Prevention Counselor, Young Adult Counselor, and Young Adult Extended Care Counselor prior to taking his current position. He is dedicated to the holistic health of every individual. His theoretical orientation is rooted in spiritual and existential traditions with particular emphasis on the inherent human need for meaning and purpose in life. He believes that connection is the key to recovery with emphasis on three domains – self, others, and a power greater than self.

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This is a free event and open to all providers.

Seating is Limited. 1 CEU Available for MLSW/LCSW and CASAC.

For more information contact Alex Denstman,, 410-273-2248.

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