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Off-Site Workshop
Level 2: Learn to do CGT

April 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

| $600.00

Host: Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation & Walnut Hill Community Church

Presenter: Bonnie Gorscak, Ph.D., Clinical Training Director, Center for Complicated Grief

Overview: This two-day workshop will cover 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. Dr, Gorscak 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.

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain grief, adaptation to loss and complicated grief and to personalize the explanation with a CG formulation
  • Introduce the the grief monitoring diary and review the diary in subsequent sessions
  • Implement the core procedures of aspirational goals work, revisiting the story of the death, situational revisiting and imaginal correspondence

Continuing Education: This program has been approved for 14 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal, including LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

Cost: $600

Registration is required. Contact Colleen Gribbin Bloom, Center Manager at ceg2160@columbia.edu or 212-851-2107 for more information.


April 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am
April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Regional Hospice and Home Care: Center for Comfort Care and Healing
30 Milestone Road
Danbury, CT 06810 United States