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January 23, 2015

CE Hours = 6

CE Fee:

Registration Price:
Professionals = $99
Regent = $85

Location: Regent University Classroom Building, Room 227

This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

CPC348 - Grief and Loss

grief and loss image - woman comforting another woman

January 23, 2015

This workshop is designed to educate students on the defining factors of grief, loss, bereavement, and mourning. Additionally, the course aims to explore the path to reconciliation. 

Certificate Available | 6 CEs

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed to educate students on the defining factors of grief, loss, bereavement, and mourning. Additionally, the course aims to explore the path to reconciliation. 

This Program Includes These Topics:

  • Definitions of Grief
  • Grieving
  • Bereavement
  • Mourning
  • Process
  • Types of Loss
  • Response to Loss
  • Treatment and Management of Grief & Loss
  • Special Populations and Loss
  • Greif and the Spiritual

Who Should Attend:

Graduate Students in Mental Health Field, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, First Response Personnel, Marriage and Family counselors, Pastors, Teachers, Nurses

Educational Objectives:

This workshop is designed to allow the participant to:

  1. Summarize basic Grief and Loss theory and Technique.
  2. Participate in Role Play activities that demonstrate practical application of grief and loss techniques.
  3. Recognize differences in types of loss.
  4. Create healing strategies for surviving Grief and Loss.
  5. Apply Techniques to client situations regarding grief and loss. And
  6. Apply Self Care Techniques to assist recovery for self and clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Workshop participants will learn and be able to apply basic theories and techniques related to grief and loss.
  • Workshop participants will be able to recognize differences in grief processes related to types of loss.
  • Workshop participants will understand and be able to synthesize models related to client application regarding grief and loss.
  • Participants will be able to apply and develop healing strategies for survivors of grief and loss. Workshop participates will be able to articulate and practically apply strategies and techniques related to death and dying.


CE Hours Available: 6
CE Price Total = $60

Registration Price for Workshop:

Professional/General Registration: $99

Current Regent University Students Registration(ID Required at Event): $85

Location: Regent University Classroom Building, Room 227

Program Schedule:

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Welcome and Definitions of Grief, Loss, Grieving, Bereavement, Mourning Process, Types of Loss

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Responses to Loss

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Treatment and Management of Grief & Loss, Special Populations and Loss, Grief and the Spiritual

Relevant References:

  1. Holland, D (2011) The Essential Guide To Grief and Grieving: An Understanding Guide to Coping with Loss and Finding Hope and Meaning Beyond. The Penguin Group, Inc, New York, New York.
  2. Hipp, E. (1995) Help for Hard Times, Getting Through the Loss. Hazelden. Center City, Mn.
  3. Dass, R. (2000) Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying. Riverhead Books a div. of Penguin-Putnam Inc. New York, N.Y..
  4. Whitehead, E.E. & Whitehead, J. D. (2010) Transforming Our Painful Emotions: Spiritual Resourses in Anger, Shame, Grief, Fear, and Lonliness. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y..


Photo of Dr. Benjamin KeyesBenjamin Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D. - Dr. Benjamin B. Keyes, born in Virginia, grew up in a typical Jewish family and, since his youth, was consecrated to God and the search for a deeper relationship with Him. Such motivation was attained through honest questioning and fearless exploration as instructed by a Rabbi from Hebrew School. He also greatly values education and learning and since finishing a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 1978, he has attained 5 doctorates. He completed in first doctoral program in Theology in 1985 after sitting on his dissertation for five years. Dr. Keyes then went on to complete a specialization in Theology, three more Doctorates (Theology, Ministry, and Counseling Psychology), and received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity (DD). For Dr. Keyes education has been a wonderful way to expand horizons and foster understanding. Additionally, he has had an extensive career in a wide variety of venues including the classroom. Moreover, he has worked in the field of counseling and ministry, coming up through the ranks of government and private agencies, hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs, churches, training facilities, and private practice.

In the last few years, research has captured his attention with most of the focus targeted at Dissociative Identity Disorder and both Christian and secular applications to healing. He assisted in developing the Center for Trauma Studies here at Regent with one of the programs aimed at training graduate students to be first-responders in situations of natural disasters and/or man-made disasters. Because of his belief that Jesus Christ is very alive in third world nations and his understanding of the need for workers equipped with His heart, alliances have been formed with Global Aid Network, Operation Blessing, and the American Green Cross to train and certify students with skills they will take into their respective careers. He hopes to continue to develop the Center for Trauma Studies and to do what he can to fulfill the university's ultimate goal of equipping Christian leaders to change the world.