Ritual and Continuing Bonds in Grief


This program has been submitted for social work and counseling continuing education credits

See details below



In 1996, Klass, Silverman, and Nickman shed light on an important bereavement concept in the book Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief. Their work questioned linear models of grief that are supposed to lead to things like acceptance, detachment, and new life and suggested a paradigm in which it is normal for the bereaved to continue their bond with the deceased.

In this training, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of continuing bonds theory. After this session, participants will…

  • Understand how continuing bonds theory relates to other predominate grief theories
  • Have a better understanding of what a ‘continued bond’ looks like
  • Understand the role of continued bonds in coping
  • Identify behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that help to foster a continued bond
  • Identify the types of rituals that been shown to be most effective
  • Help clients to nurture a continued bond with their loved one, if appropriate

This program will offer social work and counseling continuing education credits pending approval.

Session Details:

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
12:30 PM – 4 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 this session for? 

This session is designed for professionals working with grieving individuals, however, it is also appropriate for individuals grieving the death of a loved one.


Pending approval

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