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In Person Training – Helping Clients Navigate Grief and Loss

October 31 Registration & Breakfast 8:15 am; Training 8:45 am - 4:15 pm (EDT) $209, 6 CEUs Presenter: Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, ACS Hilton Garden Inn, 4770 Owings Mills Blvd. Owings Mills, 21117 + Google Map

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This course in the study of grief and loss will focus on grief counseling theory and bereavement counseling tools and techniques. Furthermore, the course aims to raise awareness regarding the array of needs of grieving people coping with death, illness, dying, impairment, separation, workplace change and other significant life loss events. This course will aid clinicians in gaining professional competence in bereavement counseling and the nuances of the human grief response. The course will also address the current experience of communal grief in this unprecedented time of a global pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarization with death, dying and the consequent grieving process
  • Become familiar with the basic concepts of
    • Attachment Theory (Bowlby)
    • Human Grief Response including complicated grief
    • Five Stages of Loss (Kuebler-Ross)
    • Four Tasks of Mourning (Worden)
  • Increase awareness of diversity issues as they pertain to loss and grief
  • Become familiar with the general guidelines for counseling grieving people
  • Increase skill in counseling special populations, particularly children and adolescents
  • Increase awareness of personal loss material and its consequent effect on counseling bereaved clients


8:45 am – 9:52 am | 7 principles of the Human Grief Response

10:00 am – 10:52 am | Attachment Theory (Bowlby) & Five Stages of Loss (Kuebler-Ross)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Four Tasks of Mourning (Worden)

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm | LUNCH

01:00 pm – 01:52 pm | Loss History & Severe and Persistent Grief

2:00 pm – 02:52 pm | The Road to Healing: Tools and Techniques

03:00 pm – 04:15 pm | Counseling Children and Adolescents

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Registration for each workshop closes one day before the workshop date.

If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at gerrib@theferentzinstitute.com or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas.  If your state is not among this list, we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to see if they will grant reciprocity.
The Institute maintains full responsibility for all programming. In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.
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"Heidi brought her strong background in grief work and helped create not only a training but an experience on furthering the depth of my understanding of grief. There were practical exercises and interactive strategies to help engage participants virtually. Highly recommend!" ~Ashley Doot, LCSW-C

"Presenter had a great depth of knowledge on grief that will serve my future clients well!" ~Kelly Allmon, LCPC

"Heidi's style of interacting as she presented the material was kind, respectful, thoughtful, mindful, experienced, and yet humble." ~Benta Sims, LPC

"Heidi made me feel safe to ask questions and responded in a concise and understandable manner." ~Eileen Thompson, ITR, SCAC, B.S. ,ACPRS

"The presenter was an expert in the field who provided real-life, relatable examples that I can apply to my practice as a therapist." ~Gabrielle Diener, LGPC, NCC, Med

"The presenter of the workshop had a calming energy about her, and genuinely seemed interested in what was being discussed." ~Jasmine McEwen, LCPC