Organised by the South West branch of the British Psychological Society.
More than a decade after the death of his first wife, playwright Robert Anderson wrote about her continued place in his life: "I have a new life. . . . Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship, which struggles on in the survivor's mind toward some resolution which it never finds." (1974, p.77).
In this talk Dr Jacqui Stedman will discuss the grief process based on her clinical work and academic research in bereavement and attachment theory.
About the speaker
Jacqui is Associate Professor of the School of Psychology and Programme Director of the doctoral training program in clinical psychology (DClinPsy) at Plymouth University.
She serves as one of two Mental Health Advisors to the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health specialist sub-group, the Paediatric Mental health Association UK. Through her clinical interests in paediatric psychology she is current Chair for the British Psychological Society, Paediatric Psychology Network, a national group representing clinical psychologists with expertise in Paediatric psychology.
She is a member of the Steering Committee (acting Treasurer) for the national organisation, the Bereavement Research Forum and at a local level was a founder member of Jeremiah's Journey, a charitable Bereavement Support Service for children, young people and their families. Currently she acts as a Trustee for this charity. She is also a Director for The Bereavement Counselling Service (South West) for Adults, also a local charity.
This free event is open to all including BPS members, students and the general public. The talk will be held upstairs in the conference room of The China House. Please note that seating is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Email for any queries with the subject heading 'Plymouth Hub Talk'.