Upcoming Program

February 27, 2022

The New York State Society For Clinical Social Work Mid-Hudson Chapter With The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation presents:

Complicated Bereavement, Clinical Interventions For Healing And Creating Meaning​

Program Description

Sometimes grief feels like an endurance test that never ends due to experiencing multiple losses in a row, the resurfacing of previous loss/trauma’s psychosocial impact, or difficulty resolving feelings due to a “complicated” relationship to the dead.  Add to this mix a sudden, traumatic, “senseless” or avoidable death and/or a death within a culture-wide context of grief (such as COVID 19) and you have the perfect grief storm.  Daniel Siegel’s ever-evolving work on the intersection of mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology can help us understand what a therapeutic alliance looks like in the midst of such overwhelming losses.  Pete Walker’s work on Complex PTSD and Bessel van der Kolk’s work on healing trauma by working with the brain, mind and body can help us provide nuanced, trauma-informed bereavement.  This course teaches bereavement interventions through case studies gathered from years of hospice as well as private practice experience.  Learn how to holistically explore the intricacies of complicated grief with evidence-based practices and co-create interventions with grieving clients that honor and utilize their complexity for healing.  


Members: $20
Non-members: $60
Students (Non-member) with ID: $25

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


Sunday, February 27, 2022

Course Number



Anne Grenchus, LCSW, ACPH-SW

Program Originator:

Mid-Hudson Chapter



contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Applicable for:



All registrations must be made by midnight, Wednesday, Feb. 23rd. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Program Details

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a mindfulness practice that can help the clinician prepare for a session with a client who has trauma-informed bereavement needs. 
  2. Identify an intervention a client can use on their own to cope with emotion dysregulation while grieving. 
  3. Identify an educational tool that can help clients develop insight into their complicated grief.  
  4. Describe trauma-informed interventions that addresses grief expressed in each of the following: in a relationship, in the body, in one’s thoughts, and 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 over the course of twenty years.  Anne has an M.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Social Work, with Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Her 5+ years of “exceptional” hospice home care and bereavement counselor work shown that phenomenological existentialism can provide a practical framework through which people living in an individualistic society can explore life challenges. In her private practice, she now uses trauma-informed approaches to meet her client’s needs during the pandemic.  Anne teaches workshops on grief, on communication and de-escalation techniques for psychiatric and dementia patients by exploring patients’ lived experience of care provision, and she has taught phenomenological existentialism to undergraduates. 

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, family and marriage/couple therapist & mental health counselors.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.


This workshop will be experiential with a Power Point presentation and time for Q and A

Cancellation Policy:  

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at info.acefoundation@gmail.com.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • 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: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at SuzanneKlett@aol.com.

Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0121. Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0056 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0028, licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0045 and licensed psychoanalysts #P-0017.

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