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Green Cross: Grief & Loss

Green Cross: Grief & Loss

When: January 17, 2020, 8:30am- 5:00pm (lunch on your own)

Where: Richmont Graduate University, 1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339

Continuing Education: 6 CEs Awarded. No partial credit awarded.

Fee: Students: $90

Professionals: $130

Presented by

Dr. Vanessa Snyder is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Traumatologist, and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a 2008 graduate as well as the VP of the Institute of Trauma and Recovery at Richmont Graduate University. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in VA. Her areas of research interests include: trauma in families, sexual abuse and trauma, trauma treatment with play/art therapy, assessment in treatment of adults who experience trauma/complex trauma, secondary traumatic stress, complex trauma model protocol used for human trafficking and dissociative disorders.


This workshop concentrates on the differences between Grief and Loss, The different types of loss, various ways we grieve, and how to respond well to those who have experienced a recent loss. The course covers both theory and practical skills in responding to those who have gone through a loss and the grief that they may be experiencing as a result.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify and understand the changes, losses and transitions of bereavement.
  • Apply and utilize strategies of loss when working with First Responders and survivors in a crisis or disaster.
  • Describe the biopsychosocial and spiritual components to grief.
  • Assess the effects of grief on the family system.
  • Demonstrate understanding of developmental and cultural differences that shape the bereavement process.
  • Apply and use specific skills in helping survivors to being the process of grieving and to facilitate positive movement and outcomes.
  • Assess and synthesize various models of intervention having to do with grief and loss when working First Responders and survivors in field situations of disaster/trauma.

Target Audience: clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, graduate students, emergency responders, humanitarian aid workers, pastors and short/long term missionaries working with traumatized populations.

Instruction Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Registration: Click HERE

Please direct your questions regarding registration to Martha Busby at

Refunds: In order to receive a full refund, requests must be submitted prior to January 10, 2020.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

There is no known commercial support for this training.

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2017 Perspectives – Richmont’s Annual Review

Our annual Perspectives magazine is now available!  Inside this year’s issue titled “A New Chapter”, you will hear from our new President, Dr. Timothy Quinnan, read about the growth of our graduate programs, and learn about the continued development of our counseling centers.  2017 was a great year for Richmont Graduate University and we are excited to share the highlights and stories with you.  Click below to read or to download 2017 Perspectives.

Henegar Therapists and Richmont Staff Receive Life-Saving Training

Shortly after the New Year, 16 members of the Henegar Counseling Center (HCC) as well as 5 of Richmont’s staff gathered to learn the life-saving techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to utilize an automated external defibrillator (AED).   They were trained to assess the need for CPR and perform compressions, breaths, and AED procedures.   Using CPR and an AED is the best chance of saving a life when an individual is no longer breathing.

These professionals learned that “it’s better to act than do nothing.” Although they hope never to need their training, it’s comforting to know that many HCC therapists and staff members on the Chattanooga campus are now certified in CPR/AED. It’s fitting that the legacy of Hope, Care, and Comfort of HCC is extended to safety emergencies.

Learn more about Henegar Counseling Center at

Thank You to Our Donors!

We are so thankful for the generous donations received by Richmont in 2017.  Your continued support of Richmont allows our University and Counseling Centers to continue the work of healing, restoration, and transformation.  Your donations also helped us launch two new initiatives in 2017:

We covet your prayers and support as Richmont continues to expand our reach.  Together with our excellent students, our exceptional staff, and you our donors, Richmont is poised for unprecedented growth in 2018.

Check out the newly updated Richmont giving page:  Support Richmont

David Aycock Given Award for Service

This December, Richmont President Timothy Quinnan Ph.D. presented David Aycock Ph.D. with an award for his service to Richmont as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

President Timothy Quinnan presenting David Aycock with his award for service

David is a 1979 graduate of Richmont (then Psychological Studies Institute) and received the Richmont Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995.  David has been a faithful servant of Richmont leading several committees and serving on the Board of Trustees.

Professionally David is a licensed Psychologist and has excelled in his career serving at Taylor University, Gordon College, and owning his practice: A New Start Counseling Center in Fayetteville, Georgia.  We are thankful for David’s continued support of and service to Richmont.