Linda L. Blackburn, MSW, LCSW has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field as a private practitioner, a hospital-based mental health care provider, and an adjunct professor in The Department of Social Work at Shaw University in Raleigh. She is the former Director for the Office of Aging in Hertford County, North Carolina where she worked with geriatric clientele. She also has experience with children and parents through her position as a Family Case Manager in a family/child outreach program in Ahoskie, North Carolina. As a former Registered Nurse in psychiatric nursing and now a LCSW in private practice, Ms. Blackburn views grief/loss as a substrate to many mental health disorders seen in working with clients. Her focus has been on differentiating grief from pre-existing mental health conditions as well as death vs. non-death losses while utilizing evidenced based research for diagnosis and treatment strategies. For over a decade, Ms. Blackburn has been training professionals around the country on grief, bereavement and loss related therapy. 

Financial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education. 
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.