About The Course

Date: November 3rd, 2022

Location: Remotely Via Zoom (A Zoom Link will be posted in our curriculum *access to view will be given once enrolled)

Time:  3:00PM - 5:00 PM PST

Course Description: Possessing specialized skills in supporting children and teens with grief issues is essential. Clinicians who work with children can enhance their practice around youth grief by attending this training. A discussion of the typical grief experience across the youth lifespan will be presented, followed by ways in which professionals can conceptualize grief and loss in young people. Interventions specific to working with children and adolescents will be described.

Participants will be able to:

  • Classify the developmental nature of grief and loss in children and teenagers.
  • Discover new ways to engage youth in grief work.
  • Apply age-appropriate interventions to working 

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.