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Webinar: Pet Loss, Healing, and the Role of Helping Professionals with Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, LMFT, LCSW, SPHR

Thursday, January 21, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm


About this Webinar

Many people experience the death of an animal companion as one of life's most significant losses. When they mention their grief to others, however, the responses they receive often fall somewhere between well-meaning but insensitive to outright derisive. This includes comments made by therapists and other helping professionals. Thankfully, a growing body of knowledge can help us respond in ways that consistently support healing. 

Join us for a conversation with Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, family therapist and author of The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists who Lead Pet Loss Groups. He will address the many dimensions of pet loss such as:

  • Normal vs. problematic grief
  • When consulting a therapist makes sense
  • The emotional vortex of euthanasia
  • Healing rituals
  • Strategies for helping parents help their children

Participants will be invited to raise additional issues in a webinar designed to be a lively, informative dialog.

About the Speaker

Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio
Vice President, Health and Wellness at Prudential; Author; Family Therapist

Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio

Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is an author, health and wellness executive, family therapist, organizational consultant, and human resources leader with over twenty-five years experience in the arena of personal, organizational, and community empowerment.

Ken's most recent book, The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups, shares wisdom gained from more than a decade leading grief support groups for people who've lost an animal companion.

Making Love, Playing Power: Men, Women, & the Rewards of Intimate Justice, Ken's relationship-help book published in 2008, helps readers recognize misuse of power as the source of most relationship problems. It provides step-by-step guidance that can help readers make mutual respect, fairness, and love the foundation of their intimate partnerships.

Transformative Family Therapy: Just Families in a Just Society, a family therapy textbook written by Ken and two coauthors, was published in 2007.

As Vice President, Health and Wellness, at Prudential Financial, Ken coaches business leaders and human resources professionals to maximize health, fairness, and compassion within their organizations and work teams. He leads the company’s workplace violence prevention and consultation team.  Ken has been interviewed by Ignites Media, Human Resource Executive, Smart Money, Fox Business News, Reuters, and other media outlets.

Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in biopsychology at Cornell University and his master's degree in social work at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He completed a three year intensive post-graduate program in family therapy at The Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, where he now serves on the board of directors. Ken also serves on the board of directors of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV).

Ken is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ken is also credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and Domestic Violence Specialist (DVS).

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