Cont Ed: Practical Applications to Tend Grief - Grief Therapy

November 9

10:00am - 12:00pm

November 8

10:00am - 12:00pm

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

**Please note that this workshop is four hours in total over two days.

Grief therapy is an important skill for all social workers and counselors.. As clients face multiple forms of loss in their experience, grief therapy differs from advocacy work or traditional therapy in that there is a lack of consistency in how clients experience the grieving process, and social workers must be equipped with more than one system of response.  

Often a client's attachment style will impact how they respond to grief that may further complicate their ability to be successful in their process. This training will offer both the skills necessary to identify client's specific needs in grief and will teach techniques that are efficient in responding to grief with clients. Participants will learn how to hold space for grief and develop professional comfort inviting grief into the relationship with the client.. This workshop will also provide techniques using music therapy, creative writing, active listening and creating memory boards. Participants will learn about the practice of holding space for grief, providing specific interventions that parallel the grief process and provide a clinical analysis of how attachment styles impact the grief process to offer the best possible healing to clients. 

$80 general 
$72 affiliate (alumni, faculty, field, staff, students and DU colleagues)