This grief educational course is meant to support those who have either experienced a loss or those who are trying to support someone else who has experienced a loss. In this course, you will learn:
- The language of grief
- The process & goal of grief
- Conspiracy of Silence
- Functioning – The First Two Years of Grief
- Kinds of Grief
- Coping With Grief
- How to Support Others Who Are Grieving
- How to Talk to Children
- Recommended Resources & Books
The topic of grief can be very difficult. Please be mindful of your needs. If tears happen, let them. If you need to take a break, please do so. You can return whenever you are ready.
About the Educator:
Licensed Professional Counselor
People say, “Life is good,” but they forgot to mention there are rough patches that nearly everyone encounters along the way. Times when usual ways of coping such as talking to friends or family, or just trying to “forget about it” don’t seem to work. It can feel pretty scary when you just can’t seem to bounce back or redirect; when you feel stuck and not like yourself. Sometimes depression and anxiety begin to creep in. Sometimes you begin to have relationship troubles. Sometimes you turn to unhealthy habits to try to cope. Carol is a compassionate and skilled psychotherapist with 27 years of experience helping people get back to feeling like themselves. Carol is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has a Master’s degree in counseling from The College of New Jersey. For the past 27 years, she has been a full-time therapist on the staff of the Counseling and Psychological Services at The College of New Jersey where she also provided clinical supervision and training for graduate student interns. She has extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy for college students and young adults. She has successfully treated clients with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, substance abuse, family concerns, issues related to sexual orientation, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and/or assertiveness, communication difficulties, and performance concerns (academic/sports/artistic). She has particular interest and years of training and experience working with issues related to grief: parent loss, friend loss, sibling loss, loss of other family members, pet loss, losses by suicide, accident, illness and homicide. Carol also has experience working with non-death losses such as home loss, job loss, health/ability loss, and relationship losses due to break ups or divorce. Carol has extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety.