Loss and grief are universal—both for the people we work with in therapy and for ourselves—yet we are woefully unprepared for the experience. Many myths and misunderstandings abound when it comes to grief work. This web conference will address several myths about grief as well as some of the most commonly asked questions we are likely to hear from clients.

Ashley will present seven principles of grief intelligence—truths that you need to know about the lifelong process of integrating loss into living. She will discuss how to identify our culture's tendency toward pathologizing grief and the many ways we can still feel connected to those that we have lost. She will also offer clinical examples so that you will learn concrete tools enabling you and your clients to navigate the grief terrain more confidently.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify seven truths about grief;
  2. Discover the pathologizing tendencies in our culture;
  3. Reframe grief as a lifelong integration process;
  4. Explain three healthy ways for individuals to feel connected to the deceased.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

This event has already taken place. A recording for this event is available in the member only archives. After watching this event, you may request a CE certificate. You will need to enter the start and end codes that will be announced at the beginning and end of the presentation. These codes confirm that you watched the entire event. You will be prompted to complete a survey and pass a 15-question exam. Once you complete the survey and pass the exam, you can download a copy of your CE certificate instantly. You will need an up-to-date version of a PDF viewing software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, to open and print your CE certificate.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Event Reviews from Members

"She is SO knowledgeable about this and other topics as well. The way she explains the topics and her demeanor, it is a pleasure to listen to her." - Cristina M. Fandino

"Very well organized and composed. I could tell she cares about this topic by the ease with which she spoke and responded to questions/comments. I also loved the way she incorporated the mindfulness tools and practices into the presentation, both by providing information and involving participants in practicing mindfulness as part of the presentation and learning experience." - Mackenzie Abraham, PhD

Meet the Presenter

Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW

Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW, works in private practice in southern New Hampshire, where she specializes in grief counseling and couples therapy. Before relocating in 1997, she worked in the community mental health field in New York City for 10 years. Ashley has been teaching and speaking throughout the United States since 1992.

Ashley is a Huffington Post blogger, the author of four books, including the bestseller Transcending Loss, and the host of the radio show “Embracing Change” on webtalkradio.net. She has a passion to inspire others to live deep, rich, and meaningful lives. Ashley considers her life with her husband Dan and their blended family to be a huge blessing in her life. For more information, resources, and all of Ashley's blog posts, please visit www.ashleydavisbush.com.