Upcoming Workshops

June 17-18, 2022 (10am - 6pm Eastern Daylight Time both days). Practice-Focused Training in Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy. Online via Zoom. 13.0 CE hours. Register now.

The Center for Prolonged Grief faculty offers this workshop covering the principles and practice of a 16-session complicated grief therapy/prolonged grief disorder therapy (PGDT) that you can use for clients with PGD. You will learn how to implement PGDT using active empathic listening, brief personalized interventions, companionship alliance, and 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.

June 10, 2022 (9am - 5pm Eastern Daylight Time). Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy. Guest Presenter: Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD. Online via Zoom. 6.5 CE hours. Register now.

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.

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.