Grief and Adaptation to Loss

This one-day workshop is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding grief, adaptation to loss, and impediments to adaptation. This workshop will include strategies for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with complicated grief and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. This workshop will introduce some simple, practical procedures from an evidence-based grief therapy that you can use in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of acute, integrated and complicated grief and adaptation to loss by explaining these concepts to a friend or family member
  • Implement effective screening, diagnosis and assessment procedures with bereaved clients
  • Introduce and explain the use of a grief monitoring diary


M. Katherine Shear, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry in Social Work at Columbia School of Social Work. She is also Founding Director of Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.

Date / Time:

Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Continuing Education:

5 CE Contact Hours

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