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Trainings Offered by Kelly Daugherty

As a Certified Grief Counselor with over 20 years of experience, Kelly is able to provide interactive and informative trainings related to grief and loss.  Some topics include but are not limited to:

  • Grief and Loss

  • Children & Grief

  • Grief in the School Setting

  • Running a Bereavement Group

  • Interventions for Grieving Children and Adults

  • Grief and Loss for Children in Care

To schedule a training with Kelly at your agency, school, church, etc. please contact Kelly at

Upcoming Trainings

Grief and Loss: Exploring New Ideas to Enhance Your Practice 
University of Buffalo School of Social Work Continuing Education

"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."- Unknown

Loss is a universal human experience. Grief impacts all clients, whether from death, a divorce, grief from trauma, or another kind of loss. It is essential for all therapists to have the tools and knowledge of being grief-informed regardless of their specialty. In this interactive workshop, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to work with grieving individuals and learn:

-The current models of grief, including the Dual Process Model, Worden's Tasks of Grief, and Continuing Bonds Theory. 
-Review Prolonged Grief Disorder Criteria.
-Identify core principles of being grief informed. 
-Explore different treatment options for grieving individuals, including EMDR, Progressive Counting, and Induced After Death Communication. 
-Learn various techniques to be used in individual or group counseling sessions utilizing music, art, bibliotherapy, poetry, and guided imagery. 

Learning Objectives:

-Compare at least three current theoretical frameworks of grief and loss.
-Differentiate between different kinds of grief, including anticipatory, prolonged, acute, traumatic grief, cumulative and disenfranchised. 
-Discuss current research on grief and loss, including Prolonged Grief Disorder.
-Identify various therapeutic interventions to use with grieving clients. 

This workshop is being offered on Wednesday, October 12th in Buffalo as well as live online via zoom from 9 am to 4:30 pm. 6 CEUs are being offered as part of this training.  Early bird discount through 8/30.  

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To register for in-person in Buffalo:

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