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News and Notes

We are proud to be in partnership with the following organizations:

Unite for HER

“​We are honored to have served as trusted partners for the Unite for HER Wellness Program for over a decade. Through this partnership we have the privilege of supporting women with breast and ovarian cancers by serving as providers within the foundation’s Wellness Program, which provides integrative therapies to enhance the health and well-being of its participants. Please visit www.uniteforher.org to learn more about this fabulous organization!”

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SHiNE Foundation

It is a privilege to partner with the SHiNE foundation through the Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital. Through this partnership we help patients address the challenges of cancer through supportive, caring counseling. For more information, please visit www.chestercountyhospital.org/giving/support-an-event/shine.


Connect thru Cancer 

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to support individuals and families living with a cancer diagnosis through Connect thru Cancer (previously Cuddle My Kids).
Learn more about the myriad of resources this wonderful organization has to offer here
https://connectthrucancer.org/.

 

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Read Lara's recent article 'Is There Meaning in Loss?' at Psychotherapy Networker here:

https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/2013/is-there-meaning-in-loss

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Certification
Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH is delighted to announce she has achieved IFS certification, which designates her as the highest level of IFS therapist. Lara will be offering IFS consultation and supervision as well as IFS classes for helping professionals interested in learning the model. Visit Lara’s Professional Education page here or contact us to learn more!

Portland Institute Faculty
Lara has joined the faculty for the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which launched in May 2018. Founded by Director Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, the Portland Institute offers mental health professionals onsite and online training in grief therapy leading toward Certification in Meaning Reconstruction and Loss. As one of the Portland Institute's Practicum Faculty, Lara supports students in achieving proficiency using the Meaning Reconstruction Model of care for loss, grief, and transition. Lara also offers trainings that count towards this exciting certification
program.


For more information on upcoming trainings that Lara is leading through the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, please visit the CEU Classes page here and Portland Institute for Loss and Transition page here.


Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's Podcast
Lara was selected to be the expert on the Multiple Sclerosis Association of
America's second ever podcast
. During this episode Lara answered questions about the challenges of being a care partner to someone living with MS and offered wisdom for self-care. You can listen to this fabulous podcast at https://mymsaa.org/ms-information/msaa-podcasts/02-care-partner-needs-lara-krawchuk/
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Counseling’s National Conference
Lara was selected to present her work on collaborative end of life care at the prestigious Association for Death Education & Counseling 40th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in April 2018. For more information on ADEC please visit
www.adec.org.

Book Chapters
Lara Krawchuk and Terry Sturmer’s clinical work and wisdom was included in various chapters of two of Robert Neimeyer’s acclaimed books:
- Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved
- Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention
Check out these fabulous bodies of work today!