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.
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
- NYSED State Board for Psychology recognizes the Center for Prolonged Grief as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0150).
- NYSED Board for Social Work recognizes the Center for Prolonged as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW‐0727).
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.
Frequently asked questions about prolonged grief disorder, its treatment, and our training program.