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Time: 10am-4pm (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 6 CEUs (NYS LMSW/LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Instructor:  Dr. Erica Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT

Cost: $129 Individual, $99 Early Bird (register by 10/1/24), $89 Super Saver (by 9/1/24)

$79 5+ Group (same organization)


While grief is most often associated with death loss, humans experience grief from a variety of non-death losses as 

well. Living amid a global pandemic, our clients are experiencing unprecedented cumulative losses and disenfranchised 

grief. In a grief-avoidant culture, it can be difficult for clients to understand and process their emotions of loss. 

In this workshop, we will discuss death and non-death losses, as well as the most common emotional, 

social, physical, and spiritual reactions of grief. We will also consider strategies for promoting healthy coping 

and fostering resilience in our clients and communities.

Learning Objectives:

•Examine the pandemic’s impact on grief and loss.

•Describe the most common emotional, social, physical, and spiritual reactions to loss.

•Compare modern models of grief counseling.

•Examine the Core Principles of Grief-Informed Practice.

•Explore continuing bonds after death and their relevance to clinical practice with bereaved clients.

Speaker: Dr. Erica Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT

Dr. Erica Sirrine is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement. 

She earned a Ph.D. in social work and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death 

Education and Counseling. Dr. Sirrine has conducted and published peer-reviewed research on grief and bereavement. Her recent study on college student experiences of loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic losses was featured in TIME magazine. Dr. Sirrine 

maintains a blog on grief and loss ( and is the author of Sammy's Story, an anticipatory grief counseling 

book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a parent.

Dr. Sirrine has extensive experience providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families 

experiencing illness and loss. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional 

health of clients and currently serves as the Director of Social Work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She frequently 

presents seminars on grief and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops. 

Register Now

At Counseling Services of Long Island, our goal is to help you stay updated with the latest research, theories, and techniques in the industry.

Enroll now and join an elite group of your peers.

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