$125 – $250

Level 1: Help People Live With Loss

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Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10027

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Introduction to our way of understanding grief; adaptation to loss and impediments to adaptation; overview of evidence-based grief therapy.

About this Event


The Center for Complicated Grief’s workshops focus on knowledge and skills needed to work with complicated grief (CG) using a time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three large NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide 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.

Presenters: Katherine Shear, MD, Director of Center for Complicated Grief

Natalia Skritskaya, PhD

Learning Objectives

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?

  • Any member of a helping profession that works with grief
  • Graduate student in an accredited health or mental health program interested in working with grief

Ticket Information

Early Bird Professional Fee: $200.00

Ticket type will be hidden when early bird period has passed.

Professional Registration Fee: $250.00

Student Registration Fee: $125.00

Registration to this event is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our workshops have sold out in the past so register early and take advantage of our early bird rate on professional registrations. Early bird rate is only available until this ticket type is sold out. The registration deadline is 24 hours before the workshop begins. 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.

CE Information

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.

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.

Refund and Transfer Policy

Fees will be refunded less a processing fee including EventBrite fees, if written notification by the Center for Complicated Grief (training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu) is received by two weeks prior to the workshop date. After this time, registrations will not be refunded.

If written notification is received by the Center for Complicated Grief (training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu) 24 hours prior to the workshop date, we can provide transfer credit less a processing fee to another one of our workshops, these do not include CSSW OPE. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

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