Upcoming Grief CEU Trainings and Grief Workshops

What’s Your Grief offers online and in-person grief training, workshops, and webinars for grieving people and grief support professionals. Using an accessible approach and a combination of practical and creative tools, we strive to help participants apply theories, tools, and techniques related to grief, loss, and other behavioral sciences to their lives and to the lives of those they serve.

Our Continuing Education live online workshops (CEUs) are developed for social workers, counselors, and psychologists. But as big believers that ALL people can benefit from grief education, they are open to anyone. Our general webinars are developed for those who are grieving, but all are welcome.

CEU Workshops for Professionals

[Live Online CEU Event]

Date: September 22, 2020
Credits: 3
Time: 1:00pm – 4:15pm EDT
Place: Online

An estimated 1 in 14, or 5.2 million, children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. And yet many school counselors, parents, caregivers, social workers, and therapists struggle trying to understand how grief manifests in children and how best to support them. This workshop provides a foundation for childhood bereavement and tools for supporting grieving children. It will provide a framework for grief and developmental age, guidelines for talking to children about death and grief, tools and creative activities for helping kids with grief emotions, and activities for remembrance and continuing bonds.

[Live Online CEU Event]

Date: October 6, 2020
Credits: 3
Time: 6:00pm – 9:15pm EDT
Place: Online

This live, online training will provide clinicians a framework for understanding the grief of traumatic loss, specifically exploring the relationship between acute stress, trauma, and grief. The session will identify the impact of trauma responses on bereavement and appropriate intervention. Building on the shattered assumptions theory of trauma and post-traumatic growth research, clinicians will learn practice approaches to support clients who have experienced traumatic losses and indications that referral for trauma treatment is appropriate. 

Webinars for People Who Are Grieving

Understanding Traumatic Grief and Post-Traumatic Growth

Date: September 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

When someone experiences a traumatic death, their challenges become two-fold. One, they must cope with the trauma and two, they have to deal with their grief. The experiences of trauma and grief are two different things unto themselves, yet after a traumatic death, they get thrown into one big emotional blender. Things get tangled, thoughts, and emotions get fused, and people sometimes find themselves utterly stuck. Understandably, it is not uncommon for people who’ve experienced a traumatic death to experience significantly more intense, pervasive, and prolonged symptoms. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Modern grief theory and modern trauma theory
  • The difference between traumatic grief reactions in contrast to “normal” grief responses
  • What is meant by post-traumatic growth (PTG) and what it may look like in the context of life after loss.

Tradition, Ritual, and Continuing Bonds in Grief

Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

In 1996, the authors of the book Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief shed light on a significant bereavement concept. Their work questioned linear models of grief that are supposed to lead to things like acceptance, detachment, and new life and suggested that it’s normal for the bereaved to continue their bond with the deceased.

Additionally, we will pay special attention to coping with changing rituals and traditions at the holidays and explore ideas for connecting with deceased loved ones as a way of managing holiday grief and maintaining your continued bond with those who have died.

Looking for some self-paced grief support and education?

Click here to check out all of WYG’s online learning options, many of which are self-paced online courses.