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Addressing Grief in 2022: Rethinking Macro and Micro Grief

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David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE
2 Hours
Mar 12, 2022
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As clients continue to struggle with pandemic-related concerns, therapists are helping them address an accumulation of grief. People are grieving the loss of loved ones, structure, certainty, social gatherings, events—and even hugs. In this recording, we’ll explore different kinds of grief and share strategies that can be used in the therapy room to help clients grieve fully and live fully, even in uncertain times. You’ll explore:

  • Micro- and macro-grief, and how to address them to create powerful shifts in therapy
  • Implementable tools to help your clients create connections and community, especially when loneliness and disconnection are compounded
  • Tips to help people navigate the rocky terrain of grief with any kind of profound loss
  • The collateral damage addiction and stressors can have on our everyday life when navigating grief



This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.



David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE's Profile

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David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

He is the author of five bestselling books. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. His most newly released book is You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death with Louise Hay. He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, Business Week and Life Magazine, and has been featured on “CNN-Cross Fire,” NBC, Fox, PBS, “Dr. Oz” and “Entertainment Tonight.” David is a contributing writer on, Dr. Oz’s, “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Huffington Post.”

David has a master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University, he did his undergraduate work at University of Southern California and is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives. He is a certified AMA/EPEC (Education for Physicians) trainer. He also is the founding chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee and spent the last decade as a C-suite executive in a 650 bed – three hospital system in Los Angeles County.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Kessler is a presenter and receives compensation. He is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Project Angel Food. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: David Kessler is a board member for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. He is a team member of the Health Care Executives of Southern California, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Red Cross.

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  1. Organize strategies to address the seen and unseen grief in a world filled with uncertainty.
  2. Develop a better understanding of how different types of grief can exist in society and in individuals.
  3. Demonstrate 4 clinical techniques for using grounded positive psychology to help witness vs. “fixing” grief, bright siding, or toxic positivity.
  4. Practice 4 ways to help with isolation and loneliness that often accompanies grief.
  5. Construct a model for practising within clear boundaries when self-disclosing to a client.


  • Strategies to address both collective and individual grief related to the current social context
  • Identify the relationship between “macro” and “micro” losses and their importance to clinical grief work
  • What post-traumatic growth really looks like
  • Identifying meaningful moments in client sessions
  • Myths around the concept of “acceptance”
  • Techniques for using grounded positive psychology through witnessing instead of fixing

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 4

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