Attend a One-Day Workshop

The Big Picture: Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy Principles and Procedures 

January 28, 2022 (9 am - 5 pm Pacific Standard Time) Online via Zoom. 6.5 CE hours. Register now.

February 11, 2022 (9 am - 5 pm Eastern Standard Time) Online via Zoom. 6.5 CE hours. Register now.

The Center for Prolonged Grief’s workshops focus on knowledge and skills needed to work with complicated grief/prolonged grief disorder (PG) 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 PG. We include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with PG and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide an overview of complicated grief therapy/prolonged grief disorder therapy (PGDT) and introduce some simple, practical procedures that you can use in your practice.

Attend a Two-Day Workshop

Practice-Focused Training in Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy

February 25-26, 2022 (9am - 5pm Pacific Standard Time both days).  Online via Zoom. 13.0 CE hours. Register now.

March 11-12, 2022 (9am - 5pm Eastern Standard Time both days).  Online via Zoom. 13.0 CE hours. Register now.

The faculty at the Center for Prolonged Grief offers this workshop covering principles and practice of a 16-session complicated grief therapy/prolonged grief disorder therapy (PGDT) that you can use for clients with PG. 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.

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.

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.

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.

*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 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.

Guest Lecture Series

Our Guest Lecture Series provides an opportunity to hear from invited professionals and experts on a variety of topics.

Spring 2022 Date & Topic Coming Soon. Workshop will be held online.