$87.50 – $175
Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy - Professional Training Workshop

Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy - Professional Training Workshop

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Director of the Bereavement Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Lichtenthal joins Center for Prolonged Grief Guest Workshop Series

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Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy

The loss of a loved one often undermines a griever’s sense of purpose, meaning, and identity and may challenge meaning-making processes. Meaning-making challenges have been associated with prolonged grief disorder. Some grief therapy experts have argued that facilitating meaning-making can be therapeutic.

This workshop will provide an overview of a 16-session intervention designed to support meaning-making called Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy (MCGT). We will review the core principles of MCGT and how the therapy may facilitate meaning-making processes and enhance grievers’ sense of meaning. The workshop consists of experiential exercises and a discussion of the applications of MCGT, sharing examples from a study of MCGT with bereaved parents.

Presenter(s): Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, FT

Learning Objectives

1. Identify meaning-making challenges that grieving individuals commonly face.

2. Describe Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy (MCGT) and its core principles.

3. Discuss exercises that may facilitate adaptive meaning-making and enhance the griever’s sense of meaning.

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Professional Registration Fee: $175.00

Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, and nurses or members of a helping profession that works with grief.

Student Registration Fee: $87.50

Graduate students in accredited health or mental health programs interested in working with grief.

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Wendy G. Lichtenthal, PhD, FT is Director of the Bereavement Clinic and Associate Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). She completed her clinical psychology internship at WCM and a postdoctoral research fellowship in psycho-oncology at MSK, where she was Chief Research Fellow. As a licensed clinical psychologist, her clinical work focuses on supporting bereaved individuals and cancer patients utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and existential therapies. She was a recipient of the 2012 International Psycho-Oncology Society Kawano New Investigator Award and the 2019 Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Research Recognition Award for her research, which focuses on developing psychosocial interventions for the bereaved and strategies for identifying the bereaved in greatest need. Her published research on grief and bereavement has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Continuing Education Information

Social workers: Columbia School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW‐0021. 6.5 live, online CE contact hours will be awarded to NYS licensed social workers who meet the attendance requirements.

Mental health counselors: The Center for Prolonged 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 licensed mental health counselors. Provider #MHC-0104. 6.5 live, online CE contact hours will be awarded to NYS licensed mental health counselors who meet the attendance requirements.

Marriage and family therapists: The Center for Prolonged 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 licensed marriage and family therapists. Provider #MFT-0080. 6.5 live, online CE contact hours will be awarded to NYS licensed marriage and family therapists who meet the attendance requirements.

Social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists licensed out of New York state, please check with your state licensing board. Many states have recognized our continuing education hours as we are at a CSWE accredited institution and part of a regionally accredited university.

Psychologists: The Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Prolonged Grief maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Many state boards recognize the APA approval. Please check with your state licensing board.*

The Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0150.

CE Certificate Requirements

Please note that in order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the entire duration of the workshop and complete the evaluation survey. There is a 15- minute grace period. Refunds are not provided for late arrivals or early departures. Please plan accordingly.

Certificates of completion will be distributed via email within 2 weeks of the event to those meeting the attendance requirements.

Refund & Transfer Policy

Fees will be refunded less Eventbrite fees if written notification by the Center for Prolonged Grief (training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu) is received up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

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

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu and the Center for Prolonged Grief at (212) 851-2107 or training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu at least 10 days in advance of the event.

If you have a question or concern about a workshop, non-receipt of a certificate, refund, or another issue related to the Center for Prolonged Grief's continuing education programming, please email training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu or call 212-851-2107.

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