$550 – $600

Level 2: Treat Complicated Grief

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Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027

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The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles, and practice of a manualized treatment that you can use for clients with complicated grief. You will learn practical information about how and why we use the core procedures and how we put them together. Participants will learn what we mean by a Sherpa-like companionship treatment alliance, how to use a grief monitoring diary and how to work with personalized aspirational goals in order to revitalize and strengthen self-regulation in bereaved clients. You will learn how to enhance reconnection with significant others, how to listen to the story of the death, how to guide clients in situational revisiting and how to foster continuing bonds to the deceased through memories and imaginal conversation. You will find the course to be highly interactive with brief faculty presentations, small group discussions and some role plays, video demonstrations of actual treatment sessions and Q and A.

Please note that CG assessment and differential diagnosis will not be covered in Level 2. This is a focus of Level 1: Help People Live With Loss.

*The workshop will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm on both Friday and Saturday.

Who should attend?

Licensed mental health professionals who want to use CGT to help bereaved people.

Prerequisite Requirement

Please read the CGT Manual in advance of the workshop. A PDF of the manual will be available upon registration in your confirmation email.

Ticket Information

Early Bird Registration: $550.00

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

Regular Registration Fee: $600.00

Registration includes:

  • PDF of CGT Manual and Assessment Instrument Packet in advance of the workshop

  • Hard copy of CGT Manual

  • Hard copy of presentation slides

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. 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, no exceptions.

CE Information (13.0 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 13.0 continuing education contact hours.

This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886737008) for 13.0 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, 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. However if written notification is received by the Center for Complicated Grief 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

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.

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