Date & Time: June 6 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

Clinicians are often challenged with the nature and complexity of grief work with clients as the grief journey will be unending and can also tap into secondary stress for the therapist at times.

Course Description

In this engaging program, participants will acquire essential skills and knowledge to effectively guide individuals through the intricate terrain of grief and bereavement. The program will begin with an overview and understanding of terms and theories related to grief. An array of counseling techniques, including group dynamics and creative arts, to tailor one’s approach and increase perspectives will then be presented. At its conclusion, the training will empower clinicians with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of grief, offer meaningful support, and contribute to the overall well-being of individuals coping with loss.

The workshop aims to equip social workers with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to effectively support individuals experiencing grief and bereavement. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of thanatology and the grieving process, learn empathetic communication techniques, and explore therapeutic interventions to facilitate healing.

Participants will leave the workshop with enhanced skills, increased confidence, and a deeper understanding of how to provide practical support to individuals navigating the complex terrain of grief and bereavement.

CEs : 3

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the grief process, different models of grief, and the various factors that can influence an individual’s experience of loss.
  2. Additionally, attendees will learn and practice therapeutic interventions suitable for grief counseling, both in individual and group settings.
  3. Social workers will be equipped with the skills to navigate cultural differences in grieving practices.
  4.  Finally, the training will focus on identifying and fostering coping mechanisms for both clients and social workers

Faculty Bio

Dr. Katie Kelly LCSW-R, PhD

Dr. Katie Kelly, LCSW-R, Ph.D. is an Adelphi senior adjunct professor of 16 years in the School of Social Work. She began her career working with domestic violence survivors and continued with extensive work and training in grief through a career at hospice. She currently works at Bay Shore High School,on Long Island, where she has been focussed on crisis intervention, counseling and community leadership for the past 13 years.


  • $80 – Regular
  • $60- Alumni, FI, Adjunct Faculty
  • $45 – VET
  • Current AUSSW Students Free with Promo Code

Credentialing Information

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology, pending NYSED Psychology

ACE Approved Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours

Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/03/2022 – 03/03/2026. ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.

55 states/jurisdictions accept ACE-approved provider CE contact hours. Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot refund cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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