About The Course

Date: September 7th, 2022

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

Time:  9:00AM - 11:00AM PST

Course Description: The diverse ways that humans experience grief require therapists to advance their cultural competency. Having knowledge and appreciation for the varying ways that people grieve is best practices. By attending this workshop, clinicians will learn about how different cultures grieve and mourn. Case studies will illuminate differences in grieving and practitioner responses. Recommendations for culturally adapted grief and loss counseling will be reviewed.

Participants will be able to:

  • Acquire specialized knowledge of various cultural practices around grief.
  • Develop critical thinking in analyzing relevant cultural case studies.
  • Demonstrate competency in supporting clients 

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.