How to Treat Grief

Earn CE credits* and learn the grief treatment protocol.
Online course taught by award-winning author and
psychologist Dr. Daniel P. Brown.

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Who is this course for?

Grief Treatment was created for psychologists, psychoanalysts, marriage counselors, family therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, pediatricians and social workers.

What will you learn?

Diagnose patients with complicated grief and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Taught by Associate Clinical Professor Dr. Daniel P. Brown from Harvard Medical School, Dr. David S. Elliott and Nigel Denning.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the difference between normal mourning and grief; pathological grief (Horowitz), the three types of morbid grief reactions (Lindemann), the four types of mourning, and complicated grief in comparison to normal grieving processes.
  • List and identify five of each symptoms of pathological grief: emotional symptoms, cognitive responses, behavioral reactions, and physical symptoms.
  • Provide conceptual frameworks for understanding complex clinical cases related to grief, according to different theoretical orientations, such as classical psychodynamic or cognitive behavioral theories.
  • Identify and apply the best assessment tools to assess for grief related issues: Manthorpe Protocol, Adult Attachment Interview, and other assessment tools.
  • Discuss the steps of grief resolution therapy and when to utilize this approach.
  • Critically evaluate the conceptual and methodological approaches of published research and its applicability to community-based clinical populations, the DSM-5 conceptualizations of grief-related disorders, and the cultural meaning of these experiences.
  • Discuss the impact of human diversity including age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, and culture when working with clinical issues related to grief, specifically related to the function of therapeutic rituals through mourning and grieving in treatment.
  • Explain, practice, and gain increased comfort in developing a treatment plan for individuals presenting with grief-related issues, from initial client contact through termination.
  • Identify and describe the differential diagnosis between normal and complicated grief as well as normal and complicated mourning.

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Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Learn with a top transformational teacher.

Through his work at Harvard Medical School and global retreats, Dr. Brown has taught over 10,000 students with a focus on psychology and meditation.

Harvard Medical School: Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and has served on the faculty for over 38 years.

Winner of the 1999 Guttmacher Award: from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry & Law.

Award-Winning Author: Dan has written 22 books including Attachment Disturbances in Adults, recipient of the 2018 ISST-D Pierre Janet Writing Award.

Choose a course to expand your knowledge

Clinical: Attachment Treatment

Faculty: Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Course Includes:

  • 10 Hours of Lecture (8 CE Credits*)

  • Clinical Exercises

  • 1 Workbook (200 Pages)

$397 ($699)

Course Details

Clinical: Grief Treatment

Faculty: Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Course Includes:

  • Guided Video Lectures

  • Clinical Exercises

  • 1 Workbook

$397 ($699)

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Clinical: Complex Trauma Treatment

Faculty: Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Course Includes:

  • Guided Video Lectures

  • Clinical Exercises

  • 1 Workbook

$397 ($699)


Become a specialist in treating grief

We train mental health professionals to work effectively with patients. You will learn how to work with clients to effectively diagnose and resolve grief related issues.

  • Earn CE* credits and receive your certificate immediately after the post-test. To view more information on CE Credits click here.
  • Access BONUS MATERIAL* that includes comprehensive reference material plus a complete workbook with transcripts and slides.

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Your questions, answered.

When will this online course start?

This course will begin in summer/fall 2020, with the start date TBD. Once you register, we will email you with the exact date, when it has been determined.

How many CE Credits will I earn?

Along with the course start date, we will email you further details about the CE Credits in a follow-up email.

Are the course sessions live or pre-recorded?

The course videos are pre-recorded and there is a full reference inventory for your reference.

Will I need follow up supervision or a master class to dive deeper?

In order to master the skills needed to shift the paradigm of grief treatment towards healthy models that dramatically improve the quality of relationships, family environments and their overall mental state of your patients, you may require follow-up supervision with a trained expert and/or a masterclass with a case example.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at psychologists, psychoanalysts, marriage counselors and family therapists, occupational therapists, teachers/educators, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, pediatricians and social workers. The course is suitable across Beginning Level, Intermediate Level, and Advanced Level. All levels will be taught an understanding of how to start identifying and treating attachment disturbances. 

How do I purchase Dr. Brown’s book Attachment Disturbances in Adults?

You can purchase Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair through Amazon.

To whom can I send feedback or suggestions?

We are always happy to receive suggestions that could help us improve user experience in the future. Contact us. Please be aware that we cannot respond individually to every message, though we do read the content.

What is your refund policy?

We unconditionally guarantee satisfaction with Attachment Project Clinical Training for up to 7 days. If our products fail to meet your expectation for any reason, simply contact us.

How do I access the course after I have purchased it?

You will receive an email with all the relevant information needed to sign into your account.

Can I download the course to a computer or mobile device?

Once you have signed up for the course, you can download the complete transcript and course workbook on the “Welcome” page of our online learning portal.

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