2 Day Grief Treatment Intensive: Clinical Tools for Building Resiliency and Moving Toward Post-Traumatic Growth

Presented by Christina Zampitella Psy.D., FT

Live Streaming on May 8 - May 9, 2023


12 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


This online course will be streaming live on May 8 – May 9, 2023 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until June 12, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on May 7, 2022. 

Mental health professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. With the COVID-19 pandemic, more clinicians are likely to see individuals impacted by grief. Grieving clients may present with other diagnoses, because symptoms of uncomplicated or complicated grief can mimic symptoms of other disorders. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief-related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief. Also, the class examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Welcome and Introduction


  • Grief, bereavement, and mourning
  • Uncomplicated versus complicated
  • Types of losses

Uncomplicated grief

  • The 7 domains
  • Indicators and mediators

Disenfranchised grief

  • Types
  • Impact on the grieving process

Grief theories

  • Older theories
  • Modern theories

Attachment styles and impact of the grieving process

Complicated grief

  • Prevalence, Definition
  • Risk Factors, Alerts

DSM-5 and differential diagnosing

  • Why the changes?
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder
  • Current theories of complicated grief
  • Differential diagnosing from PCBD, depression, PTSD, & adjustment disorders

VIII. Assessment

  • Gathering and organizing information
  • Approaches to assessment -informal and formal

Treatment Planning

  • Uncomplicated grief
  • Complicated grief


  • Dual Process Model of coping
  • Traditional
  • Evidence-based, integratively informed interventions
  • Define both complicated and uncomplicated bereavement
  • Describe how to work more effectively with individuals experiencing disenfranchised loss
  • Describe why the stage model of the grieving process is no longer utilized to inform treatment planning or develop interventions
  • Describe how to make effective and accurate differential diagnoses to inform appropriate interventions

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Christina Zampitella Psy.D., FT is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Delaware and California, made a Fellow of Thanatology (death, loss, and bereavement) by the Association for Death Education and Counseling, owner of The Center for Grief Therapy and Education, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, professor/faculty member, and professional speaker. She works as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University’s Masters in Thanatology program, National University, and Goldey-Beacom College, focusing her research, course development, and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and the Delaware Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, and bereavement, integrative psychology, spirituality, and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist for Fox 5 News in San Diego, and often appeared on NBC News. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A
Full-Time Student$359.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration. 

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits