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Single - Session

All Scheduled Dates


This Too is Grief


While grief is often associated with the death of a loved one, we know that grief can accompany all sorts of loss experiences, including the loss of a job, the loss of health or functioning, and even the loss of a dream. This course draws on current research, contemporary grief and loss theory, and clinical experience to discuss strategies for coping with non-death losses and supporting community members who are grieving non-death losses.


  • Specific challenges related to mourning non-death losses
  • Foundation concepts to non-death loss such as ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief
  • Strategies for coping with non-death losses and supporting others who have experienced non-death losses


This course will include film clips and large group discussions. We invite participants to be on camera.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC.


Due to the universal nature of grief, we expect that many, if not all course participants, will have experienced loss. Those considering this course should know that our focus will be on learning to support community members who are grieving. While we welcome reflections on how learners' personal experience of grief impacts their view of grieving and may contribute to the challenges of supporting others, we will not be able to provide personal grief support to learners in this course.

This course may not be a good fit for individuals who have suffered recent or traumatic losses, and is not a good fit for those experiencing acute distress or seeking personal therapeutic support. If you have any questions about whether this course would be appropriate for you, please contact [email protected].