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Introduction to Grief Support Series | Grief 101 for the New Practitioner

September 1, 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.

Ms. Phillips will present the foundation for grief therapy with children and adolescents. They will then present a curriculum developed by Ms. Phillips to help the beginning grief counselor establish a clinical practice. Concrete examples of activities used in the session will be demonstrated.

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

This session – Session 1: Grief 101 for the New Practitioner
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:

  • Participants will identify the developmental stages of children and how these impact bereaved youth.
  • Participants will learn of a basic curriculum of grief counseling.
  • Participants will identify appropriate treatment modalities with specific examples being taught.


Speaker Bios:

Jennifer Phillips, LCSW, CATP has obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She has been practicing for over 30 years specializing in grief counseling in all ages. She holds certifications in child and adolescent trauma. Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques.



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.


September 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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