Navigating Grief & Loss After Brain Injury Social Lunch
& Discussion with Juan Murillo, Jr. MS, LPC, NCC

Saturday, June 29th, 2024 | 11am – 1:30pm (Arizona time)
Culinary Dropout – Gilbert
(Ask for the Coop Room)
383 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234


About This Session: This session will give attendees a look at considerations around grief and loss after an accident, injury, or illness. Identify how the losses or changes to one’s life may lead to a unique grieving process. Learn about common grief reactions including emotional, physical, thoughts/cognitions, and behavioral. Discuss some myths surrounding grief and loss and the general duration of the grieving process. Review the 5 stages of grief and Worden’s 4 tasks of grief. Explore how suicidal thoughts may arise as one moves through grief and loss. Explore how to overcome current challenges and increase overall mental wellness. If appropriate, we may take some time to share personal experiences related to grief and loss and/or suicidal thoughts, along with what was or will be helpful and effective for us to navigate this. We will also save some time at the end to discuss resources and have a Q&A.

Adult survivors of all types of brain injury and their adult family members or caregivers are invited to join us for a brain health lunch program. There is no cost to attend. Please register everyone attending. Join us for some award-winning food, informational presentations, and conversation with your community.


Juan Murillo, Jr. MS, LPC, NCC

As an LPC and trauma focused therapist, Juan utilizes trauma focused modalities such as EMDR, sandtray, and structural dissociation (parts) and other methods depending on the client’s needs. Juan, an Arizona native, has been in the mental health field since 2012 and professionally treating mental illness since 2017. Juan began his career working in the community with Terros crisis and providing counseling in the IOP/PHP program at St. Lukes Behavioral. Juan has also worked with the SMI community in the Arizona prison system and providing trauma therapy in behavioral health residential treatment facilities.

The last 2 years Juan has been in private practice in Gilbert working with adults, minors, and couples providing outpatient therapy. He has worked with first responders in various capacities over the years, and has found that his therapy approach works well with the challenges first responders experience. Juan is also an Arizona board approved Clinical Supervisor.

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact: or call 602-508-8024

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