Attend a Two-Day Workshop

May 21-22, 2021: 9am - 5pm EDT both days. Practice-Focused Training in Complicated Grief Therapy. 13.0 CEs. Register now.

The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles and practice of a 16-session treatment complicated grief therapy (CGT) that you can use for clients with CG. You will learn how to implement CGT using active empathic listening, brief personalized interventions, a Sherpa-like companionship alliance, and a series of targeted procedures. You will learn how to use a grief monitoring diary to help clients understand and accept grief and optimize their ability to manage emotional pain. You will learn to help clients think about the future and strengthen relationships with loved ones and others in their community. With this background, you will learn how to help clients tell the story of the death, live with reminders and connect with memories of the deceased. You will find the course to be highly interactive with brief faculty presentations.  In addition to group discussions we will have extensive in-depth discussion of video examples of core treatment procedures.

Attend a One-Day Workshop

Fall 2021 Date Coming Soon.

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 CG. We include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with CG and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide an overview of complicated grief therapy (CGT) and introduce some simple, practical procedures that you can use in your practice.

Continuing Education Information

Social workers: Columbia School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW‐0021.

Mental health counselors: The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider #MHC-0104.

Marriage and family therapists: The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work is is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. Provider #MFT-0080.

*Non-NYS social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists, please check with your state licensing board. Many states have recognized our continuing education hours as we are at a CSWE accredited institution and part of a regionally accredited university. 

Psychologists: 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.

*Many state boards recognize the APA approval. Please check with your state licensing board.

Guest Lecture Series

Our Guest Lecture Series provides an opportunity to hear from invited professionals and experts on a variety of topics.

Fall 2021 Date & Topic Coming Soon.