Techniques of Grief Therapy: A Meaning Focused Approach

Techniques of Grief Therapy: A Meaning Focused Approach

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$150 – $250

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Carl Grant Event Center - Union University

1050 Union University Dr

Jackson, TN 38305

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Grief Therapy Workshop with Dr. Robert Neimeyer. Attendance provides 14 CEUs and 2 of 3 steps to certification in Grief Therapy.

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Day 1: Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy


  • Identify dimensions of insecure attachment that complicate adaptation to the death.
  • Summarize the Two-Track Model of bereavement and its use in identifying problems meriting
  • clinical attention.
  • Apply Secure Base Mapping to trace sustaining bonds over time to identify internal and external
  • resources to promote adaptation to life transitions.

Please bring an item for "show and tell" that

  • Reminds you of a loved one, such as photos of a special occasion you shared or a gift the person gave you,
  • Belonged to the loved one, such as a keepsake or a precious memento, or
  • Symbolizes the loved one, like a tool that reminds you of a father's carpentry, or a wooden spoon that represents a grandmother's cooking, even if it did not belong to that person.

Day 2: Trauma-Informed Grief Therapy


  • Distinguish between therapeutic “presence” and “absence” in the process of
  • therapy
  • Summarize the essential features of Meaning Reconstruction and trauma-
  • informed models of grief and outline their implications for grief therapy
  • Implement Restorative Retelling procedures for mastering the story of the loss

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*Registration Deadline: November 7th*

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