Addressing Loss and Grief: Counseling Skills and Strategies for SLPs

Presented by: Rebecca Hunting Pompon, Ph.D.

September 22, 2021

8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • Describe loss and grief as it relates to communication impairments.
  • Examine various grief reactions and use this knowledge to better support clients/families.
  • Summarize a flexible counseling skills strategy for responding to loss and grief.


  • 8:30 – 8:40pm – Welcome and Introduction

  • 8:40 – 9:00pm – About loss and grief

  • 9:00 – 9:20pm – Exploring reactions and responses to grief

  • 9:20 – 9:30pm – Break

  • 9:30 – 10:15pm – Ways to help: 5-point counseling skills strategy

  • 10:15 – 10:20pm – Conclusion

  • 10:20 – 10:30pm – Q&A   

Speaker Information

Rebecca Hunting Pompon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Delaware, received her M.A. in Counseling at Seattle University and Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. She has a clinical background in adult mental health and counseling, and clinical research training in aphasia and its rehabilitation. Her current research focuses on biopsychosocial factors – such as chronic stress, depression, and resilience – and their influence on aphasia treatment response. Dr. Hunting Pompon trains clinicians in counseling skills and interpersonal communication strategies across the allied health disciplines. For more information, please visit UD Aphasia & Rehabilitation Outcomes Lab at


Rebecca Hunting Pompon will receive an honorarium for this webinar from the Medical SLP Collective.  She receives a salary and grants from University of Delaware.  She also receives royalties from Medbridge Education.
Rebecca Hunting Pompon has no non-financial disclosures.

Additional Info and FAQ:

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar live in zoom to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you after the presentation. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion for the quiz.  You have 14 days to complete the test.

If you'd like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria above and by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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