Chesapeake Life Center

Providing a variety of support services and education to individuals in places of transition resulting from the death of a loved one, an unexpected diagnosis or an unanticipated event.

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Grief in the 21st Century Conference


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Keynote Speaker M. Katherine Shear, M.D.


Dr. Shear is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Shear has spent decades conducting clinical research in anxiety, depression and related disorders.  She developed complicated grief treatment and confirmed its efficacy in three large NIMH-funded studies. This treatment is strength-based and incorporates methods from other proven efficacious psychotherapies to provide a short-term, focused approach to fostering adaptation to loss.  She is widely recognized for her work in bereavement, including both research and clinical awards from the Association for Death Education and Counseling and invited authorship of articles for Uptodate and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Register today to hear Dr. Shear's keynote address, Grief the Story of Love after Loss.

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Grief Support Groups Start in September +

    Grieving the loss of a loved one?  Chesapeake Life Center offers facilitated support groups allowing individuals to explore grief while sharing the experience with others in an environment of trust. Common grief themes will be discussed and coping strategies explored to support you on your grief journey. Registration is required.  Please call 888.501.7077 for more information and to register.  

    Morning Grief Support Groups:
    Largo Office-Meeting Monthly on the 2nd Thursday ~ 10 - 11:30 a.m.

    Pasadena office- Six-week support group begins Tuesday, September 27 ~ 10 - 11:30 a.m. Group will meet weekly, Tuesdays September 27 - November 1, 2016

    Evening Grief Support Groups:
    Largo office - group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday ~ 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

    Pasadena office - group meets for six consecutive weeks, Thursdays September 29 - November 3 ~ 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

    Click here for a full listing of our support groups for adults, children, and teens.  

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