This one-day workshop is designed to provide clinicans and students a conceptual framework for understanding grief and adaptation to loss generally and in relation to complicated grief. We include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with complicated grief and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide an overview of Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) and introduce some simple, practical procedures that you can use in your practice.
Through a combination of didactic content, interactive activities and group discussions, you will learn how to:
-Demonstrate understanding of acute, integrated and complicated grief and adaptation to loss by explaining these concepts to a friend or family member
-Implement effective screening, diagnosis and assessment procedures with bereaved clients
--Recognize differences between CG, PTSD and MDD
Introduce and explain the use of a grief monitoring diary
Who should attend?
Licensed mental health or health professionals working in grief
Graduate students in an accredited health or mental health program interested in grief
Professional Registration Fee: $250.00
Student Registration Fee: $125.00
Group Registration Fee (Ticket price per attendee for groups of 5 or more): $200.00
Registration to this event is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early Bird special: Register by December 1st, 2017 using promotional code: EB18 for $50 off the professional registration fee. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 11th at 12 noon ET. Please note that registration will be closed once all of our slots are filled, which may be in advance of this deadline. All registration sales are online only, no exceptions.
CE Information (6.5 Contact Hours)
The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for NYS licensed social workers (provider #0021) and licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0104). This program is approved for 6.5 continuing education contact hours.
This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886737008) for 6.5 continuing education contact hours.
The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Complicated Grief maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy
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