Train with Us

Our workshops focus on knowledge and skills that enable you to recognize and treat complicated grief. Learning CGT is not complicated. The treatment is short-term, strength-based and collaborative and has been proven efficacious in rigorous clinical trials. Many therapists are now using CGT successfully in their practice.

Attend a Level 1 Workshop

The goal of our one-day introductory workshop is to provide a foundation for learning CGT.

We provide a conceptual framework for understanding grief and adaptation to loss. We explain our procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with complicated grief and how we differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We describe CGT and present the evidence that confirms its efficacy and show you some simple, practical ways to start using it in your practice.

February 1, 2019: Help people live with loss. 6.5 CEs. Register now.

April 5, 2019: Help people live with loss. 6.5 CEs. Register now.

Attend a Level 2 Workshop

The goal of our two-day workshop is to prepare clinicians to use CGT.

We show you how CGT works and why it is so successful. We start by building a strong alliance with bereaved clients. We use techniques based on seven core themes: 1) Getting to know grief, 2) Managing strong emotions, 3) Thinking about the future, 4) Managing ongoing relationships, 5) Telling the story of the death, 6) Revisiting reminders of the loss and 7) Accessing living memories of the deceased. You learn and practice these techniques. Then we show you how we use them together. This workshop uses actual client videos and is highly interactive with experiential self-reflection exercises and opportunities to practice procedures.

February 22-23, 2019: Treat complicated grief. 13.0 CEs. Register now.

May 10-11, 2019: Treat complicated grief. 13.0 CEs. Register now.

Guest Lecture Series

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

March 1, 2019: Empathy Bootcamp. 3.5 CEs. Presenter: Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D. Register now.

Off-Site Workshops

January 19-20, 2019: San Mateo, CA. Level 2. Register now.

The goal of this two-day workshop is to prepare therapists to use CGT.

We discuss how CGT works and why it’s so successful. CGT uses seven core themes: 1) Getting to know grief, 2) Managing painful emotions, 3) Thinking about the future, 4) Strengthening relationships, 5) Telling the story of the death, 6) Living with reminders and 7) Connecting  with memories. We discuss these themes and ways we work with them. The workshop is interactive with experiential self-reflection exercises and opportunities to practice procedures.

Request Clinical Consultation

We offer clinical consultation for diagnosis, assessment or treatment. We work with individuals or groups and consultations can be arranged on a one-time basis or in a package, in person or via phone or video conference. Contact us at training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu for more information.