Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D., Author; Speaker; Founder, Help Each Other Out
B.J. Miller Jr., M.D., Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist, UCSF Medical Center
When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know you care. But many people don’t know the exact words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Kelsey Crowe, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and immensely popular empathy cards to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness or any other difficult situation.
Whether it’s a co-worker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident or a friend who is seriously ill, Crowe advises you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need.
Crowe is the founder of Help Each Other Out, which offers empathy boot camp workshops to give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. She earned her Ph.D. in social work at the UC Berkeley and is a faculty member at the School of Social Work at California State University.
Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses at UCSF Medical Center. He also sees patients in a palliative care clinic and at the cancer symptom management service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
MLF: Health & Medicine
Program organizer: Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.