The Center for Prolonged Grief’s workshops focuses on knowledge and skills needed to work with prolonged grief disorder (PGD) using time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three large NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials.
The Big Picture: Principles and Procedures of Prolonged Grief Therapy
This one-day workshop is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding grief and adaptation to the death of a loved one generally and in relation to PGD. We include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis, and assessment of individuals with PGD, and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide an overview of prolonged grief therapy (PGT) and introduce some simple, practical procedures you can use in your practice. Registration fee includes Assessment Instrument Packet.
Practice-Focused Training in Prolonged Grief Therapy
Live, online via Zoom. 13.0 CE hours.
August 23-24, 2023 | 12 pm - 7:30 pm EST|
Fall 2023 & Winter 2024 dates coming soon.
This two-day workshop provides a deep dive into the principles and practice of a 16-session complicated grief therapy/prolonged grief therapy (PGT) that you can use for clients with PGD. You will learn how to implement PGT 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. Registration fee includes NIMH Treatment Manual.
Continuing Education Information
Social workers: The Center for Prolonged Grief 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‐0727.
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.