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Our Research Talks provide an opportunity to hear from invited professionals about interesting research findings and new ideas relevant to bereavement and grief.

Upcoming Webinars

March 5 (12pm - 1:30pm EST): Grievous Harms: History, Bereavement, and the African American Psyche. Presenters: Harriet A. Washington and Nicole Alston. Free-of-charge or 1.5 CEs available for fee. Register now.

Research has documented racism in the medical care of pregnant African American women beginning in the antebellum period and persisting to the present. Historically, black people have been considered to be indifferent parents. They have been blamed for high infant mortality, and wrongly believed to have greatly increased capacity for psychological and physical pain. They have been demonized. Medical personnel have ignored their suffering and even deliberately produced it. African American children have been used as experimental subjects and/or robbed of their childhood. Racism continues today in these and other forms and affects longevity, medical care, and bereavement support.

In this webinar, Nicole Alston will discuss her experience with black mothers who experienced a stillbirth, setting the stage for Harriet Washington, researcher, writer, and author of a number of books, including Medical Apartheid. Harriet Washington will unveil the painful history of African American women’s experiences with the American medical system during childbearing and pregnancy loss, and conclude with recommendations for professionals and policy suggestions to redress these appalling consequences of racism and disparities in perinatal medical care.

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), licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0104), and licensed marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0080). This program is approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

*Please note that many state boards will recognize our events for CE credit as our Center is part of a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. Please confirm with your board.

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.

Webinars On-Demand

CE credits are available for a fee. 1 CE = $20; 1.5 CE = $30.

Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT) to enhance wellbeing after loss

Barney Dunn, PhD

Managing Difficult Times

M. Katherine Shear, MD

Not available for CEs

Understanding Grief and Adaptation to Loss In The Time of Coronavirus

M. Katherine Shear, MD

Not available for CEs

GriefSteps for Parents: a free digital resource

M. Katherine Shear, MD

Not available for CEs

ADAPT: A Web-Based Intervention for Bereaved Parents

Nancy Dias, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Suicide Bereavement and Postvention Support

Jill Harrington, DSW


$20.00Add to cart

Public mental health and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Christy A. Denckla, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Promoting Resilience in Bereaved Children and Parents

Irwin Sandler, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Addressing Grief in the Perinatal Period

Catherine Monk, PhD & Jennifer Kenny, NP

$20.00Add to cart

International Panel Discussion on ICD-11 Prolonged Grief Disorder

Andreas Maercker, MD PhD; Lars Mehlum, MD PhD; Christine Mauro, PhD

$30.00Add to cart

Why Typical Beliefs Matter in Grief

Natalia Skritskaya, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Sleep Disturbance and Grief

Dr. Kristin Szuhany

$20.00Add to cart

Brain Research and Grief

Mary-Frances O'Connor, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Beyond Burnout: Finding Balance and Enhancing Resilience

Dr. Dale Larson

$20.00Add to cart

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Bereaved Military Family Members

Stephen Cozza, MD

$20.00Add to cart

Can We Prevent CG in Bereaved Caregivers?

Dr. Mai-Britt Guldin

$20.00Add to cart

Managing Pre-Death Grief

Franziska Meichsner, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Writing After Loss: What Grief Memoirs Teach Us

Maite Snauwaert, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

The Impact of Suicide on the Community

Julie Cerel, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

Suicide Bereavement and Complicated Grief

Sidney Zisook, MD

$20.00Add to cart

Emotion regulation therapy for chronic distress

Douglas Mennin, PhD

$20.00Add to cart

PTSD, Traumatic Distress and Complicated Grief: It’s complicated!

Naomi Simon, M.D.

$20.00Add to cart

Loss, Resilience, and Prolonged Grief

George Bonanno, PhD

$20.00Add to cart