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Wouldn’t it be great if grief came wrapped up in a tidy little package? What if we could watch grief progress in a predictable, linear fashion, following set and pre-determined timelines?

Unfortunately, grief just does not work that way.

In our society, where people hesitate to talk openly about death and dying, it is crucial that individuals have a place to go where they feel safe to grieve — a place where they can find comfort.

This is where you come in.

While the 5 Stages of Grief model has proven beneficial at helping us understand grief, this model is oversimplified. As care professionals, we need more than the 5 Stages of Grief to truly help our clients.

Much more.

Now you can access a whole new approach to grief work. In this exclusive online certification training, you will learn evidence-based grief strategies and treatment methods that you can use with clients across the lifespan.

You’ll join bereavement expert Alissa Dresher, MA, LPC, as she moves you through powerful training videos that incorporate her own personal experiences with profound loss — giving you a solid foundation for you to grow your expertise.

Register today and build your confidence as a grief counselor — in just six hours.

PS – You’ll end this course with the education you need to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. And for a limited time your certification application is included FREE with your registration.

Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
A Savings of $229.98!
BONUS! Your certification application fee (A $99.99 value) AND your CE Hours (up to 7.75)
are included in today's deeply discounted registration! Click here for total course CE Credit
Imagine how you will feel...
 

...once you complete the course, secure your certification, and move forward in your practice as a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

  • Watch clients grow and evolve as they process loss
  • Help your clients understand their emotions and the phases of grief
  • Understand the different ways people grieve and how to support them during the most difficult times
  • Feel more confident as you start your day equipped with more tools and plans to support clients where they are
  • Expand your ability to provide grief counseling services via telehealth modalities

 


Certification Made Simple
 

In just three easy steps, you will become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)

Step 1: Watch the online course.

Step 2: Complete the CE test and instantly print your certificate of completion.

Step 3: Submit your certificate of completion and professional license to Evergreen Certifications.
Click here for full Certification requirements.

 
That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/cgcs
Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
A Savings of $229.98!
BONUS! Your certification application fee (A $99.99 value) AND your CE Hours (up to 7.75)
are included in today's deeply discounted registration! Click here for total course CE Credit
Course Outline
 

Grief Theory Beyond Kübler-Ross

  • Tasks of Mourning
  • Dual Process Model of Coping
  • Continuing Bonds Theory
  • Grief and Attachment Theory
  • Potential criteria for “Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder”
  • Two creative interventions articulating these theories

 


Circumstances of Bereavement

  • Implications of Specific losses
    • Pre-loss factors
    • Relationship influence
    • Type of and proximity to death
    • Disenfranchised losses
    • Living losses

 


Grief Counseling Strategies Across the Lifespan

  • Childhood and adolescence
    • The occurrence of grief
    • Developmental understanding of death
    • Grief responses and adaptation to loss
    • Six creative age appropriate interventions
  • Young and middle adulthood
    • Grief circumstances
    • Life stages and individual needs
    • Assessments and interventions
    • Family Systems
      • The family narrative
      • Use the Internal Family Systems Approach
    • Six creative interventions appropriate for middle adulthood
  • Older adulthood
    • Type of loss
    • Grief responses and perception of death
    • Treatment strategies based on developmental needs
    • Six creative interventions specific for older adults

 

Grief Treatment – Current Evidence-Based Approach to Care

  • Typical Trajectory Griever
    • Limitations to grief counseling/assessing effectiveness
    • Assessment tools
    • Expressive arts
    • Companioning model
    • Therapeutic presence
    • Narrative therapy
    • Creating space for suffering
    • Limitations of the client-centered approach
  • Complicated Griever
    • Assessment tools
    • CBT
    • Complicated Grief Treatment Model
    • Grief and trauma intervention
    • Meaning reconstruction
  • Ethical Considerations
    • Socio-cultural context
    • Gender bias
    • Pitfalls in treating the family system
    • Grief in the digital universe
    • Spirituality and grief
    • Personal death anxiety
    • Countertransference
    • The wounded healer
    • Occupational stress
    • The grieving therapist
    • Self-care

 

Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
A Savings of $229.98!
BONUS! Your certification application fee (A $99.99 value) AND your CE Hours (up to 7.75)
are included in today's deeply discounted registration! Click here for total course CE Credit
Education that makes an impact...
 

Unless you pursued education specifically in bereavement or grief counseling, you might feel lost in what you can do to truly help your clients grieve.

Complete this 6-hour online training and distinguish yourself from your peers by becoming a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

  1. Examine models of grief theory that go beyond the five stages to understand the treatment implications of each model

  2. Stay current with cutting-edge information on bereavement diagnosis

  3. Expand clinical interventions to address the range of therapeutic needs of grieving families

  4. Discover the latest treatment methods for supporting grieving clients of all ages

  5. Increase and utilize avenues for grief expression with creative interventions

  6. Address the ethical considerations to identify pitfalls that may impede the therapeutic process and outcome

  7. Evaluate current and cutting-edge modalities used to treat typical and complicated grief in the clinical setting

  8. Identify specific creative counseling interventions that engage the individual, couple or family in the process of grief

  9. And so much more!

Don’t just take it from us. Read what your peers have to say about Alissa:
 

" Alissa is an excellent presenter, very knowledgeable, dynamic and her ability to integrate her personal experiences enhanced the presentation as a whole. Thank you very much Alissa. " — Leo V.

" This will be helpful in my work with clients who are going thru grief at this moment. " — Robert B.

" Alissa is the best presenter/educator I’ve encountered in years of regular attendance at continuing education events. Knowledgeable, personable and practical. " — Tracy

" Alissa was awesome! I could tell she was knowledgeable and passionate. I appreciated the creative arts interventions. " — Bridgette

Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
A Savings of $229.98!
BONUS! Your certification application fee (A $99.99 value) AND your CE Hours (up to 7.75)
are included in today's deeply discounted registration! Click here for total course CE Credit
Sign up today and receive these two FREE Bonus Items
 
Grief in the DSM-5®: Changes in Diagnosing Grief-Related Disorders (A $59.99 value)
Featuring Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT, Psychologist and Thanatologist, this 90-minute video discusses bereavement-related DSM-5® changes:
  • The bereavement exclusion in major depressive disorder
  • Uncomplicated grief
  • Specified trauma and stressor related disorders
  • The proposed diagnosis of complicated grief
You will learn, based on empirical research, why the DSM-5® changes were needed, what the implications of those changes are in clinical practice, and how those implications can enhance or detract from differential bereavement assessments. Also discussed are the reason why the changes remain problematic and what the implications are for future DSM® editions.
 
Your Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Application is FREE! (A $99.99 value)
  1. Let clients and peers know you have the training to provide the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes for those going through the grieving process
  2. Provide assurance to clients that you can help them and that they can trust you
  3. Document your training; certification is a personal accomplishment and verifiable gauge of your training completion
  4. Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement
Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based
Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan


A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
Who is this training for?

This certification training has been specially created for independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

    • Psychologists
    • Counselors
    • Social Workers
    • Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Clergy
    • Nurses
    • And more!

 

This interactive online certification training also offers you a community of peers and mentors all focused on helping clients overcome grief.
 
Continuing Education Credits Available!
Click here for total course CE Credit and details specific to your profession.
 
Want to know more about the course outline?
Click here for course objectives and outline.
 
Additional questions about this training? Please contact PESI toll free at 800-844-8260.

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist?
 

This course fulfills the educational requirements you need to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.
Click Here to Learn More About the Certification

Get Certified and Go Further... Become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist through Evergreen Certifications and show your employer, clients, potential clients and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and keeping current on the latest best-practices within your profession.

 

Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your skills.
 
Client Trust
Provide assurance to consumer and clients when you display your certification. When you complete your certification, they can be confident you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.
Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
A Savings of $229.98!
BONUS! Your certification application fee (A $99.99 value) AND your CE Hours (up to 7.75)
are included in today's deeply discounted registration! Click here for total course CE Credit


Meet the course faculty...
Alissa Drescher

Alissa Drescher, MA, LPC, is a highly sought-after speaker addressing topics related to grief and mourning, and is known for her creative, interactive, and story-telling presentation style. She began working in the field of bereavement services in 2006, offering encouragement to grieving parents. Alissa’s passion for supporting people through the grief process led to counseling both grieving children and adults in individual and group settings.

At the Tristesse Grief Center in Tulsa, OK, she served as senior program director, overseeing a variety of programming including the Healing Hearts Camp, Oklahoma’s first overnight camp for grieving children and teens (now Camp Erin Tulsa). Alissa was an adjunct professor at Southern Nazarene University teaching several undergraduate counseling courses including Death, Grief and Loss. After relocating to Tennessee, Alissa became the founder/executive director of the Grief Center of Middle Tennessee, whose mission is to help children, teens, and adults cope with loss and change.

Alissa is a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying & Bereavement and holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with a focus in Play Therapy. She is also a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling and the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
Click here for information about Alissa Drescher

Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Alissa Drescher is the founder and executive director of the Grief Center of Middle Tennessee. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Alissa Drescher is a Fellow in Thanatology. She is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling; and the National Alliance for Grieving Children.

Christina Zampitella

Dr. Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT, is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Delaware and California and a Fellow of Thanatology (expert in death, loss, and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She is the owner of The Center for Grief Therapy and Education, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, and a professional speaker. She works as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University’s Master’s in Thanatology program, National University, and Goldey-Beacom College, focusing her research, course development and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and the Delaware Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, bereavement, integrative psychology, spirituality and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego and often appeared on NBC News. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.
Click here for information about Christina Zampitella

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Christina Zampitella is co-owner and director of Clinical Services at Integrative Psychology Group. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Christina Zampitella is a Fellow of Thantology


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Grief Treatment:
A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

A Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) Training Course

Valued at $379.97
NOW Only $149.99
A Savings of $229.98!
BONUS! Your certification application fee (A $99.99 value) AND your CE Hours (up to 7.75)
are included in today's deeply discounted registration! Click here for total course CE Credit
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