Registration Form - Monday, April 20, 2020 - Grief Counseling in Difficult Situations: Traumatic Death and Disenfranchised Grief (Presenter: Howard Winokuer, Ph.D.) Location: Holiday Inn - Elmira Riverview, Elmira, NY

This training examines key concepts related to the human response to loss and the facilitation of healthy bereavement. Topics include theoretical models of the grief experience, uncomplicated bereavement using the most current research and theoretical perspectives in the field, disenfranchised grief and anticipatory grief. The training will give participants specific strategies and counseling tools to help them work more effectively with their clients. The training will also include case scenarios and an actual grief counseling demonstration.
Learning Objectives
At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
*work more effectively with difficult grief situations
*understand the difference in normal and atypical grief reactions
*recognize the signs that indicate that grief is complicated
*utilize appropriate communication and counseling techniques
*utilize specific grief therapy resources to enable the clinician to work more effectively with clients.

Intended Audience
This training for those individuals who are looking to further their knowledge of counseling theories, counseling skills and best practices to enhance their ability to work more effectively with their clients. In this training, participants will learn about the most recent therapeutic models of grief, goals and techniques for counseling the bereaved and dying, the characteristics of effective counselors and specific interventions that may be helpful in working with bereaved clients.


New York requires a license number on the continuing education certificate for the following disciplines. Please indicate if you hold any of the following NEW YORK state licenses/certifications: 


The registration fee is $127 per workshop.
The student rate is $117 (must email or fax a copy of a valid student ID to 607-962-8422).
Payment Method *
If you will be paying by credit card, you will be directed to Paypal where you may enter your credit card information. Please Note: You DO NOT need a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card. You may also call us directly at 607-962-3148 to provide your credit card information


A confirmation/reminder email will be sent to you approximately 7-14 days
before the selected workshop date.
If paying by check, please send it to us at:
Family Service Society
280 Princeton Ave. Ext.
Corning, NY 14830
Questions? Please call us at 607-962-3148 or email Janalee Orfanides at