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Grief Counseling Preferred Practices – Which Model Do I Use? (Webinar $149*)
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Grief Counseling Preferred Practices – Which Model Do I Use? (Webinar $149*)
Grief Counseling Preferred Practices –  Which Model Do I Use? (Webinar $149*)

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When: Access Live or On-Demand
12:00 - 1:30 PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.


Many team members come to hospice understanding that they need to provide grief counseling, yet what does that really mean for chaplains and social workers? What is their counseling scope-of-practice? This webinar will define grief counseling and illustrate situations that fall outside of a chaplain’s or a social worker’s line of work. Using the interactive chat box during the live webinar, you can discuss which theoretical frameworks are a good fit for grief counseling within your agency. You will also learn which models are outdated and why, and what models to use now to guide your practice of work. Participants will gain valuable skills and information as they relate to the work of social workers and chaplains in the hospice setting.



  • Define counseling in terms of chaplain and social worker practices
  • Describe three situations that would fall outside their scope-of-practice
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of three grief/loss models
  • List three evidence-based theoretical frameworks that can be utilized in grief counseling
  • Describe three situations and discuss which theoretical framework to utilize
  • Apply concepts, skills, and interventions to situation examples

Take-Away Tool Kit 

  • Handout with detailed information about each theoretical framework
  • Application exercises based on common grief counseling scenarios
  • Follow-up exercises for interdisciplinary team members to illustrate scope-of-practice limitations
  • Additional lecture notes and references
  • Resources for continued learning opportunities

Who Should Attend

This important content is designed to provide chaplains and social workers with the knowledge and skills they may not have received in previous work settings. Managers and leaders will also benefit from learning more about the work of these two disciplines. Other team members and volunteers can gain insight and skills on grief counseling preferred practices as well.




Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C, Gary Gardia Inc. 
Gary Gardia began his hospice career as a volunteer over 35 years ago.  Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education.  Gary holds Master’s Degrees in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds the new Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C). Gary received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved and is also the recipient of the national social work organization, Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education.

Gary is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant for various businesses and health care organizations. He is currently working in private practice palliative care in Ruidoso, NM.


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 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!

**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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