St. Luke’s To Host Free Workshop On Learning From Loss

September 3, 2008

St. Luke’s Center for Counseling and Life Enrichment will host a free workshop, “Learning from Loss,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the center, 2719 Joanel, across Edloe from the church’s main campus.

The workshop will focus on the experience of loss and will include theoretical, educational and practical information that will assist both the mourner and those who interact with the griever. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore their own feelings through experiential avenues. The workshop presenters are Marjorie A. Kosoy, Ed.D., and Sheryl Levin, M.Ed., L.P.C., who co-founded the Red Bird Center, a bereavement and counseling center in Houston, Texas.

Marjorie A. Kosoy, Ed.D is a psychologist in private practice for more than twenty years and has worked as a consultant to schools, hospital staff, nursing organizations, law school administrators as well as various businesses. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas in the Graduate School of Education. She co-facilitates situation specific grief groups including a survivors of suicide group. Her son died of suicide in 2002.

Sheryl Levin, M.Ed., L.P.C. was born and raised in South Africa. She received an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Development and Education in Cape Town, South Africa. For many years she taught Pre-school and parenting classes in Houston. After obtaining her master’s degree at Houston Baptist University, Levin began a general clinical counseling practice. Initially, Levin’s clinical work concentrated on children and adolescents struggling with learning problems and emotional difficulties. However, after a chemical refinery disaster, Levin began working with families who had suffered the loss of a loved one in the disaster. Her work then, extended to treating those with terminal illness and loss and bereavement issues.

For questions or to RSVP call the St. Luke’s Center for Counseling and Life Enrichment at 713-402-5046.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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