New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Staten Island Chapter with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Course Number: 304      Location: Zoom - Staten Island

Anne Grenchus, LCSW, ACPH-SW

Date: Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022
Login Time:   

9:30am - 10:00am

Presentation: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Live via Zoom

How do we grieve--and survive?  What do we do when we hit a grief wall? In the past year deaths are more likely to be sudden due to COVID-19.  These deaths may be experienced as traumatic due to a decreased time of anticipatory grief and the
inability to process these deaths because our culture’s usual guideposts are often absent during lockdowns. To thrive on the other side of grief requires finding solutions to questions we are living out but often do not ask.  Grief is an instructive human experience with a purpose that can structure our understanding of ourselves. If explored, questions can help individuals create a healing approach for themselves despite the pressure to hurry up and "get on with their lives" or to "power through" this cultural season of death. 

This presentation teaches bereavement interventions that are informed by the lived experience of grief.  Paying attention to what it truly feels like to grieve exposes how deeply social we truly are on all levels: interpersonal, cognitive, environmental and bodily.  Svend Brinkmann's recent work on this topic will be outlined so that we have language for how complex our grief experiences are especially within an individualistic culture.  With the help of Daniel Siegel’s work on neural integration, we will apply this multi-dimensional, deeply social understanding of grief to real case studies gathered from years of hospice experience.  These case studies will reveal 15 often unasked grief questions.  Learn how to holistically explore these questions with evidence-based practices and co-create interventions with grieving clients that honor and utilize their deep sociality for healing.  The case studies will include intervention templates to use with clients with similar questions.


Format:  This lecture/workshop with include a Power Point presentation, Case Studies, Group Exercises, Breakout Groups and Q and A.

Handout:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify five common often unasked grief questions
  2. List and explain one intervention that can help clients move beyond their understanding of grief as something to "get over."
  3. Describe the ability to offer interventions accessing at least three of the following dimensions of grief: in a relationship, in the body, in one's thoughts, in one's interaction with one's environment.

Anne Grenchus, LCSW has blended social work and philosophy in her academic and clinical studies and work for o twenty-five years.  Her five years of "exceptional" hospice home care and bereavement counselor work has proven that phenomenological existentialism can provide a practical framework through which people living in an individualistic society can explore life challenges.  Anne teaches practical workshops to hospice staff/volunteers on communication and de-escalation techniques for psychiatric and dementia patients by exploring patients' lived experience of care provision, somatic self-care techniques to help mitigate pandemic-related stress, and, she has taught phenomenological existentialism the theoretical foundation of Sven Brinkmann's work to undergraduates. 

This seminar is appropriate for mental health professionals with all levels of experience.

Who May Benefit from attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental
health counselors.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

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Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP
          LMHC         PSY

Presentation:             10:00am - 1:00pm

SI Chapter 
Members:                         $40
               Members:                                             $55
               Non-members:                                    $75
               Students (Non-member) with ID:    $25

    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

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     All registrations must be made by
   midnight, Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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