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Practice-Focused Training in Complicated Grief Therapy

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Presentation of 7 core themes used in evidence-based grief therapy; demonstration + practice of skills.

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

The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles, and practice of a 16-session treatment complicated grief therapy/prolonged grief disorder therapy (PGDT) that you can use for clients with prolonged grief. You will learn how to implement PGDT using active empathic listening, brief personalized interventions, companionship alliance, and a series of targeted procedures. You will learn how to use a grief monitoring diary to help clients understand and accept grief and optimize their ability to manage emotional pain. You will learn to help clients think about the future and strengthen relationships with loved ones and others in their community. With this background, you will learn how to help clients tell the story of the death, live with reminders and connect with memories of the deceased. Video examples will be used to demonstrate core treatment procedures.

Please note that CG/PGD assessment and differential diagnosis will not be covered in this workshop. This is a focus of The Big Picture: Principles and Procedures workshop.

Learning objectives

1. Explain to a client the terms grief, adaptation to loss, and complicated grief/prolonged grief

2. Create a personalized case formulation

3. Demonstrate to a client how to use the grief monitoring diary

4. Utilize the strategies and procedures of aspirational goals work, imaginal and situational revisiting, and imaginal correspondence in practice with clients

Who is eligible to attend?

Licensed mental health professionals who want to use PGDT to help bereaved people. This includes psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, and nurses.

If you are graduate student in an accredited health or mental health program, please contact us at training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu prior to registering.

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.

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All fees have been reduced by 30% in response to COVID-19 and reflected in the ticket price below and when registering.

Registration Fee: $420.00

Registration includes:

  • PDF of CGT Manual and Assessment Instrument Packet in advance of the workshop. Access is included in your confirmation email.

Registration to this event is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our workshops have sold out in the past, so register early. The registration deadline is 48 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.

CE 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. 13.0 live, online CE contact hours will be awarded to NYS licensed social workers who meet the attendance requirements.

Mental health counselors: The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is 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. 13.0 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 Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is 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. 13.0 live, online CE contact hours will be awarded to NYS licensed marriage and family therapists who meet the attendance requirements.

*Non-NYS social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists, 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 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.

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

CE Certificate Requirements

Please note that in order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation. There is a 15- minute grace period. Any participant who arrives past 9:15 AM EDT OR leaves earlier than 4:45 PM EDT will not receive CE credits. Refunds are not provided for late arrivals or early departures. Please plan accordingly.

Certificate forms will be distributed via email within 10 business days of the event ending to those meeting the attendance requirements.

Refund and Transfer Policy

Fees will be refunded, less a processing fee including EventBrite fees, if written notification to 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

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click visit: https://socialwork.columbia.edu/policy-and-privacy-statements/special-accommodations-grievance-policy/.

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The Center for Complicated Grief was established to continue to advance knowledge of complicated grief and its treatment through scholarly thinking and research and to convey to the world knowledge, skills and research results relevant to recognition and treatment of CG. Our mission is to improve the lives of CG sufferers through professional training and education and public outreach to raise awareness of CG, reduce stigma and other misconceptions, and disseminate our short-term proven efficacious treatment.

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