“Actively Moving Forward With Grief

A Webinar Series

Purpose:

This webinar series from National Students of AMF provides education, resources, and training to those experiencing, supporting, or looking to expand services for college students who are grieving.

Session Schedule:

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 pm EST

Title: Losing a Loved One During College
Presented by: AMF Founder David Fajgenbaum and AMF Executive Director Lauren Kase
Call-in info and RSVP contact info: coming soon

Thursday, March 14, 7:00pm EST
Title: Living With Grief In College
Presented by: Andrea Walker, Ph.D.
Call-in info and RSVP contact info: coming soon

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm EST
Title: Creating Meaning from Loss: Moving Forward
Presented By: Heather Servaty-Seib, Ph.D.
Call-in info and RSVP contact info: coming soon

Who should participate?

  • Current AMF students
  • Grieving students seeking support
  • AMF alumni
  • Faculty & staff
  • Friends, supporters, and anyone who is interested in learning more about student grief

Questions/comments: Please contact National Students of AMF

Phone: (919) 803-6728

Email: kiri@studentsofamf.org

 

Actively Moving Forward with Grief – Descriptions and Bios

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 pm EST
Losing a Loved One During College
AMF Founder David Fajgenbaum and AMF Executive Director Lauren Kase
-What happens when you lose someone you love during college? Where can you seek immediate support? How does AMF help?

AMF Founder David Fajgenbaum, MSc, is the former Executive Director and current Board Chair of National Students of AMF.  He is currently a MD/MBA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton School of Business, where he leads the UPenn chapter of Students of AMF. David is deeply passionate about the growth of this organization and would be thrilled to hear from you regarding any and all questions about or ideas you may have for improving the support that we provide to our students.

AMF Executive Director Lauren Kase, MSW, is the Executive Director for National Students of AMF. Lauren has joined us from Princeton University, where she led a publication focused on translating children’s research into public policy. She has a MSW from UPenn and has worked for Julliard, NYU, and Hudson Guild in NYC. Maybe even more significant than her impressive experience and expertise is her passion for our cause and desire to grow our movement

 

Thursday, March 14, 7:00pm EST
Living With Grief In College
Andrea Walker, Ph.D.
-As time goes by after a loss, what does the grieving process look like?  Grieving is not a linear process; it unfolds differently for different individuals.  How might the roles of counseling, introspection, and peer support change over time? What are some active ways of dealing with grief (Ex. AMF service projects)?

Andrea Walker, is a family science specialist, focusing her research on multicultural issues, adolescence, and grief within the family. She is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and holds a License in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in the state of Oklahoma. Currently she is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

 

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm EST
Creating Meaning from Loss: Moving Forward
Heather Servaty-Seib, Ph.D.
-How do we create meaning after a loss? How does loss impact our values and vision for the future? How do we actively move forward with grief?

Heather Servaty-Seib, is a counseling psychologist and received her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. She is currently an associate professor and training director of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University. Dr. Servaty-Seib also maintains a small, grief-focused, private practice.  She is well published in the areas of adolescent bereavement, social support and grief, and the use of loss as a broad model for conceptualizing significant life events. Her recent publications include an edited volume entitled Assisting Bereaved College Students published by Jossey-Bass, a chapter on friend death, and a review article on college student bereavement published in The Counseling Psychologist. Dr. Servaty-Seib currently serves as member of the editorial boards of four national refereed journals including Death Studies and Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. She is a past president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and was principal investigator of ALIVE @ Purdue — a three-year, campus suicide prevention grant received from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Servaty-Seib is committed to translating scholarship into action. As examples, she teaches a service-learning course in which graduate students serve as the facilitators of an eight-week support program for bereaved families and she is currently organizing a two-day summit focused on developing a template for colleges and universities to implement bereavement leave policies for college students. Dr. Servaty-Seib lives in Lafayette, Ind., is married and the mother of two small children. She enjoys playing with her girls, eating excellent meals, hiking, and reading (fiction!) in the hammock in her backyard.