Grief Counseling for Special Situations (1645)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Human-Animal Bond
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||302A



Jackie Wypij DVM, MS, DACVIM-O
University of Illinois

Dr. Jackie Wypij is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois. She is a board-certified veterinary oncologist with advanced training in grief counseling and translational medicine. In addition to helping pets with cancer, her professional interests focus on applied research with a focus on drug repositioning and feline cancer. Dr. Wypij has authored more than 150 publications, book chapters, abstracts, and proceedings and provides community service including committees for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Oncology-Pathology working group. In her spare time, she chases two toddlers and dances Argentine tango.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Diversity & Inclusion
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Assisting grieving clients is often challenging. This lecture will focus on special situations such as assisting children, gender differences, and cultural beliefs about death and dying. Recognition of these situations will allow you to help your clients and staff members work through the grieving process.

This session is part of CE Pathway: Diversity & Inclusion

Learning Objectives

1. Recognizing a special grief situation

2. Developing tools to help special populations of clients