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Center Workshop
Level 2: Learn to do CGT

June 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles, and practice of a manualized treatment that you can use for clients with complicated grief. You will learn practical information about how and why we use the core procedures and how we put them together. Faculty will guide you in understanding how to conceptualize, diagnose and plan a targeted personalized treatment. Participants will learn what we mean by a Sherpa-like companionship treatment alliance, how to use a grief monitoring diary and how to work with personalized aspirational goals in order to revitalize and strengthen self-regulation in bereaved clients.   You will learn how to enhance reconnection with significant others, how to listen to the story of the death, how to guide clients in situational revisiting and how to foster continuing bonds to the deceased through memories and imaginal conversation.  You will find the course to be highly interactive with brief faculty presentations, small group discussions and some role plays, video demonstrations of actual treatment sessions and Q and A.


*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, 2017 @ 9:00 am
June 9, 2017 @ 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