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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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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