About The Course

Date: January 4th, 2023   

Location: Remotely via Zoom (Link available in curriculum, access will be given once enrolled)

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Course Description: Before practitioners can intervene into client’s grief and loss, they must first properly assess and conceptualize the client and treatment goals. This workshop will present recommended methods of screening and assessing grief, with particular attention to diagnosis of complicated grief. Core elements of assessment skills will be presented, and learners will be encouraged to explore their current methods of assessing client grief. Ethical considerations around diagnosis and assessment will be covered.

Participants will be able to:

  • Interpret client data to formulate accurate grief and loss assessments.
  • Make use of clinical assessment tools to formulate conceptualizations.
  • Summarize ethical considerations regarding diagnosis and assessment of grief issues.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.