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Center Workshop
Level 2: Complicated Grief Treatment

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm


The Center for Complicated Grief’s workshops focus on self-awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work with complicated grief (CG), a debilitating bereavement-related condition diagnosed as an adjustment disorder in DSM-5.

This two-day workshop will provide an in-depth presentation of strategies and core procedures used in Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT), the time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three large NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials. The workshop will briefly review the theoretical underpinnings of CGT and provide an introduction to the structure of the 16-session treatment. Primary focus will be on the core signature techniques of this treatment including:

  • pretreatment assessment
  • aspirational goals work
  • building support
  • imaginal revisiting
  • situational revisiting
  • imaginal conversation
    *The workshop will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm on both Thursday and Friday.

    Who should attend?

    Licensed mental health professionals who want to use CGT to help bereaved people
    Additional prerequisite: Attendance at a Level 1 workshop or its equivalent

    If you do not meet the prerequisite requirements but wish to participate please contact Dr. Bonnie Gorscak at bg2309@columbia.edu.

    Ticket Information

    Registration Fee: $600.00
    Group Registration: $550.00
    Ticket price per attendee for groups of 5 or more
    Registration includes:

    Hard copy of presentation slides

    Hard copy of CGT Manual

    PDF of treatment tools & handouts

    PDF of assessment instruments
    Registration to this event is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 7th at 12 noon EST. Please note that registration will be closed once all of our slots our filled, which may be in advance of this deadline. All registration sales are online only, no exceptions.

    CE Information

    CEAP-LogoThis program is approved for 13 continuing education contact hours by:

  • New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work (provider #0021)
  • National Association of Social Workers (approval #886737008-0)
    NJ Social Workers: The NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved programs at CSWE accredited institutions as a source of continuing education hours. Columbia School of Social Work is a CSWE accredited institution.

    Refund/Cancellation Policies

    Please email the Center immediately at training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu if you are unable to attend.  Registration fees can be refunded if cancellation is made at least 5 business days prior to the workshop (cancellation must be made by Thursday, June 1st). If cancellation is not made within 5 business days, we cannot guarantee that registration can be transferred to another workshop.

    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.


    June 8 @ 9:00 am
    June 9 @ 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