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Introduction to Grief Support Series: Grief Counseling Models and Interventions

October 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar is the first of a 3-part series that will provide a foundation of introductory information for anyone working with or providing support to children, teens, and families who may be grieving. This series is not progressive; sessions can be viewed in any order.

Therapists are on the frontlines when people face the most challenging and devastating times in their life. Unfortunately, when it comes to grief and loss, most have been let down by their training programs in terms of how to help their clients at these most vulnerable times. This session will address when grief therapy is beneficial, review important principles and procedures of grief therapy, and provide a framework for delivering effective grief therapy. Participants will learn a variety of treatment techniques and interventions to use with clients across the lifespan and with differing types of grief.

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This session is part of the 2023 Introduction to Grief Support Series. To view the other sessions, click on the title below.

Session 1: Grief 101 for the New Practitioner
This session – Session 2: Grief Counseling Models and Interventions
Session 3: Kaleidoscope of Grief: Loss in Many Forms



Target Audience: Students, interns, individuals entering the field of childhood bereavement, new staff members, group facilitators, volunteers, anyone who wants to invest in their practice.
Instructional Level: Novice – This best describes a topic or issue that the prospective audience is encountering for the first time in a meaningful way.
Format: Live Interactive Webinar



After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Worden’s 4 Tasks of Mourning and apply the model to their clinical work.
  • Implement a variety of grief-focused treatment interventions.
  • Discern and conceptualize the treatment needs of their grieving clients.


Speaker Bios:

Heather Gaglio, LMFT, received her Master’s degree at Oklahoma State University in Human Development and Family Science with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012. She is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Heather has over 10 years of clinical experience and has worked in non-profit and private practice settings. Heather has been involved in supporting research in the field of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs as well. As the current Clinical Director at Calm Waters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Heather oversees a team of therapists and clinical interns who provide over 250 hours of grief counseling to nearly 150 clients each month. She is passionate about increasing access of grief support and educating the community about healthy and helpful ways to support children and families through grief and loss so that no one has to grieve alone.

Jordan Park, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) attended Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Human Development and Family Sciences. She has a professional membership with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Jordan has worked at Calm Waters Center for Children and Families for 4.5 years serving in a variety of programmatic and clinical roles. Currently, she is a full-time therapist, seeing individuals, families, and couples who have experienced a death and/or divorce. Jordan is very passionate about healthy relationships and encourages individuals to know they are worthy of love and of being seen, heard, and valued.


Refund/cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan Lopez at or at (432) 288-4688. Please note that no refunds will be given.

To request accessibility accommodations: The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact Megan Lopez at or at (432) 288-4688 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


October 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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