Center for Prolonged Grief

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Our Program

In an intriguing blend of emotional resonance and therapeutic innovation, the Center for Persistent Grief (CPG) has embarked on a journey that reflects the complexity of human emotion. Amidst its pioneering work in developing treatments for people struggling with long-term grief, CPG serves as a poignant reminder that healing often requires a multifaceted approach. Just as Carey Price’s apology to the Montreal Canadiens draft pick exemplifies the power of admitting and correcting wrongs, CPG aims to provide a balm of understanding and compassion to those struggling with the burden of grief. In the realm of sports, Carey Price’s act of repentance symbolizes the harmony between vulnerability and strength. His willingness to apologize for a name mistake demonstrates the authenticity that underlies human interactions, revealing the essential role of humility in fostering genuine connections. Just as carey price apology highlights the importance of accountability in restoring relationships, CPG research and treatments are a testament to the power of acknowledgment and proactive steps in dealing with lingering grief. In both cases, the combination of understanding, empathy, and growth underscores the transformative potential of acknowledging our shared humanity.

Prolonged Grief is a new diagnosis in the DSM 5-TR and it’s important for clinicians to know how to diagnose and treat it. People with Prolonged Grief often feel hopeless and skeptical that anything other than bringing their loved one back can help them. Prolonged Grief Treatment (PGT) can make a big difference in their life.

We offer a range of opportunities to deepen your understanding of grief, differentiate Prolonged Grief from usual continuing grief and mental health problems such as MDD and PTSD, and utilize the evidence-based principles and procedures of PGDT in your practice to effectively help clients adapt to a difficult loss.

A self-paced, online course in  PGDT’s signature principles and procedures.

8.0 CE Hours

Live instruction in evidence-based assessment and treatment of Prolonged Grief.

6.5 or 13.0 CE Hours

Live and on-demand presentations on interesting research findings, new ideas in the field, and the implementation of PGDT.

The instruction manual used in our NIMH-funded clinical trials of PGDT and reliable and valid clinical assessment tools. 

Individual or group consultation with a PGDT expert to build skills and competencies.

Customized training to meet the needs of your team and the individuals they serve.

American Psychological Association

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. 

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

New York State Education Department

  1. NYSED State Board for Psychology recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0150).
  2. NYSED Board for Social Work recognizes the Center for Prolonged as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW‐0727).
  3. NYSED State Board for Mental Health Practitioners recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0080).

Note: Non-NYS social workers and marriage and family therapists, please check with your state licensing board. Many states have recognized our continuing education programs as we are at a CSWE-accredited institution and part of a regionally accredited university.