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Center Workshop
Level 1: Help people live with loss

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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

Learning Objectives

Through a combination of didactic content, interactive activities and group discussions, you will learn how to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of acute, integrated and complicated grief and adaptation to loss by explaining these concepts to a friend or family member
  2. Implement effective screening, diagnosis and assessment procedures with bereaved clients
  3. Recognize differences between CG, PTSD and MDD
  4. Introduce and explain the use of a grief monitoring diary

Who should attend?

  • Any member of a helping profession that works with grief
  • Graduate student in an accredited health or mental health program that works with grief

Ticket Information

Professional Registration Fee: $250.00

Student Registration Fee:$125.00
Student enrolled in an accredited graduate health or mental health program. Proof of enrollment required.

Group Registration Fee: $200.00
Ticket price per attendee for groups of 5 or more

Registration to this event is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our workshops have sold out in the past so register early and take advantage of our early bird rate on professional registrations. The registration deadline is 24 hours before the workshop begins Please note that registration will be closed once all of our slots are filled, which may be in advance of this deadline.  All registration sales are online only, no exceptions.

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CE Information (6.5 Contact Hours)

The Center for Complicated 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 NYS licensed social workers (provider #0021) and licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0104). This program is approved for 6.5 continuing education contact hours.

This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886737008) for 6.5 continuing education contact hours.

The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Complicated Grief maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Transfer Policies

Fees will be refunded less a processing fee, if written notification by the Center for Complicated Grief (training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu) is received by two weeks prior to the workshop date. After this time, registrations will not be refunded.  However if written notification is received by the Center for Complicated Grief (training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu) 24 hours prior to the workshop date, we can provide transfer credit less a processing fee to another one of our workshops, these do not include CSSW OPE. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu at least 5 days in advance of the event.



January 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbia School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States


Center for Complicated Grief