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Supporting Clients who Experience Complicated Grief


DECEMBER 6, 2023 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon ET

Deadline for registration is Dec. 4

1.5 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain PR1 (renewals only) and treatment providers in domain C7 in the state of Ohio.


Level of Course | 100 Beginner




“Supporting Clients who Experience Complicated Grief” is a 90 minute training that incorporates various factors that affect individuals and families experiencing complicated grief, particularly when experiencing a crisis. Professionals will obtain knowledge and awareness of effective approaches when engaging with adults and families experiencing complicated grief. Professionals will learn about vicarious trauma and interventions that assist with caregiver wellness.


      1. Participants will be able to recognize the differences between bereavement, grief and mourning and factors that contribute to complicated grief responses.
      2. Participants will be able to accurately identify ways in which to incorporate effective strategies in managing a crisis with individuals during the grieving process.
      3. Participants will be able to recognize the unique issues contributing to vicarious trauma and interventions to assist with caring for the caregiver.


10:30 a.m. – CE Information, Welcome, and Introductions

10:40 a.m. – Key Definitions related to Complicated and Adaptive Grief

10:55 a.m. – Cultural Differences in Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning

11:10 a.m. – Life Reviews and Crisis during the Grieving Process

11:30 a.m. – Effective and Responsive Strategies when Managing a Crisis Related to Grief

11:40 a.m. – Vicarious Trauma and Caring for the Caregiver

11:50 a.m. – Questions/Answers from the audience

12 p.m. Close


Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by: 

Cassandra A. Storlie, PhD, LPCC-S (OH), RN (IL), NCC

Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator in Counselor Education & Supervision at Kent State University

Cassandra (Cassie) A. Storlie, Ph.D., LPCC-S (Ohio), RN (Illinois), NCC, is an Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator in Counselor Education & Supervision at Kent State University (KSU). She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa. Dr. Storlie has been a licensed professional counselor for 19 years and a professional registered nurse since 1999. Her clinical background includes crisis evaluation and intervention, diagnostic assessments, inpatient and outpatient mental health and addictions, severe and persistent mental health, employee assistance and private practice. She has taught in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State for the last 10 years. Dr. Storlie held a variety of professional counseling leadership positions in counseling at the state, regional, national, and international levels. She is currently president elect for the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Storlie has been awarded the NCDA’s Diversity Initiative Award, Outstanding Mentor of the Year for Ohio ACES, Ohio Counseling Association’s Writing & Research Award and was awarded Distinguished Faculty Researcher in the College of Education, Health & Human Services at Kent State University. In 2022, she was awarded the American Counseling Association’s Distinguished Mentor Award. She has authored/coauthored 50 journal articles and 8 book chapters. She was author and senior editor for the book, Counseling Leaders & Advocates: Strengthening the Future of the Profession with Dr. Barbara Herlihy which was published in 2022.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. The links come from our Qualtrics survey software, so please be sure to check your spam folder. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training date.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at should you need further assistance.


The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: RCST111747), is an approved* provider for
The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board.
*All courses hosted by CSWCE are approved for this Board unless the course description states otherwise.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 50-24068), is an approved* provider for
The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board.
*Courses that have been approved for this Board will note the appropriate content areas in the course description.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 1628), is approved* to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 4/30/22-4/30/25. *Courses that have been approved for this Board will have the above statement listed in the course description.