Grief, Loss, and Bereavement: An Integrated Perspective

By Elizabeth Counselman Carpenter
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

Developed in collaboration with social workers Elizabeth Counselman Carpenter and Jerrold R. Brandell, this course helps participants develop their clinical skills to support grieving clients.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 1.5 Credits
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe constructs and perspectives used to frame grief and loss.
  • Differentiate among theories of loss, grief, and bereavement.
  • Identify clinical tools, diagnostic formulations, and interventions that support grieving clients.

You will earn 1.5 credits by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Elizabeth Counselman Carpenter is an assistant professor of social work at Southern Connecticut State University in addition to private practice. Her scholarly work focuses on trauma, grief, and self-care within marginalized communities, particularly LGBTQIA+ folx.


Jerrold R. Brandell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.