[CEU Event] Exploring the Grief of Addiction and Overdose: August 31


This program will take place on Overdose Awareness Day.

This program has been approved for:

3 Category A Professional Counselor CEUs

3 Category 1 Social Work CEUs

See details below



This session will assist professionals in understanding the unique aspects of family grief while experiencing addiction within the family and coping with a substance-related death.  After this session, participants will be able to:

Articulate common modern grief theories in contrast to the traditional stage mode of grief and their applications in cases of addiction and overdose.

Describe the unique aspects of the disenfranchised grief experience of family members and friends who have lost a loved one to addiction.

Apply evidence-informed principles of grief support to family members of those experiencing ambiguous grief as a result of addiction and the grief of a substance use death.

This session is approved for:

3 Category I Social Work CEUs

3 Category A Counseling CEUs

Session Details:

Date and Time:

Friday, August 31st, 2018
9 am – 12:30 pm


3600 Roland Ave
2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21211

[After registration, keep an eye out for follow-up information on parking and location.]

Who is the intended audience?

This session was designed for professionals working with addictions and/or clients grieving the loss of a loved one due to overdose. However, anyone interested in learning more about these topics is invited to register.


WYG is approved to offer:

3 Category I CEUs for this session

3 Category A Counseling CEUs

Agenda Overview:

I.   Registration

II.  Welcome and Introduction

III. Overview of modern grief theory

IV. Ambiguous Grief: Grieving someone who is still alive

V.  Disenfranchised grief: The impact of stigma, shame, and isolation

VI. Grief practice and family care: Working with families in addiction and after a death due to overdose

VII. Wrap-up and close

Please email [email protected] with questions about this event.


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