Michelle Morris. M.Div., M.A

M.Div., M.A

Michelle is originally from Birmingham, AL and has lived in Nashville, TN for the past seven years.  Michelle graduated from Rhodes College with her B.A. and went on to receive a Master's of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Belmont University.  Feeling a call to helping ministries, Michelle began work as chaplain in hospitals during her undergraduate career.  She later pursued professional chaplaincy training through the Clinical Pastoral Education program and specialized in psychiatric chaplaincy.  Upon completing her second master's in 2018, Michelle was proud to join the Cumberland Heights staff as the Spiritual Care Counselor, beautifully blending her passions for working with spirituality and mental health.

10:15am – 11:45am EDT

Monday October 26th

Finding Healing When Grief Gets Complicated

1.5 CE Credit

We all experience loss in our lives—it’s an inevitable part of being human.  Some losses we hurt over, manage, and move past.  Others stop us dead in our tracks, leaving us feel stuck in the pain and grief.  This is complicated grief: those instances of loss which we feel stuck and unable to get past.  In this presentation we will explore how and why grief can become complicated, and where it critically overlaps and impacts active addiction and early recovery.  We will discuss how to identify where a client is stuck and help guide them back to a healthy grieving path, through means of education, spirituality, coping skills, and therapeutic processing.  We will also explore the value of making meaning out of our most painful losses in life by sharing stories of clients we have helped guide along this journey.