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Grief Work in Virtual Settings: New Tools to Create Support and Connection

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Alissa Drescher, LPC, FT, GC-C, MA
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Apr 29, 2021
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We’ve all changed the way we work in the last year. And while we’ve become familiar with the technology and rules surrounding telehealth we still want to do better for our clients.

This recording will help you to up your game when working remotely with grieving clients!

Join grief expert and Fellow in Thanatology Alissa Drescher as provides you with the creative tools and effective online resources you need to master grief work via video conferencing, build your “webside” manner and make your treatment as impactful as possible when working virtually!



This online program is worth 1 hours CPD.



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Alissa Drescher, LPC, FT, GC-C, MA, is a highly sought after speaker addressing topics related to grief and mourning, and is known for her creative, interactive, and story-telling presentation style. She began working in the field of bereavement services in 2006, offering encouragement to grieving parents. Alissa’s passion for supporting people through the grief process led to counseling both grieving children and adults in individual and group settings.

At the Tristesse Grief Center in Tulsa, OK, she served as senior program director, overseeing a variety of programming including the Healing Hearts Camp, Oklahoma’s first overnight camp for grieving children and teens (now Camp Erin Tulsa). Alissa was an adjunct professor at Southern Nazarene University teaching several undergraduate counseling courses including Death, Grief and Loss. After relocating to Tennessee, Alissa became the founder/executive director of the Grief Center of Middle Tennessee, whose mission is to help children, teens, and adults cope with loss and change.

Alissa is a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying & Bereavement and holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with a focus in Play Therapy. She is also a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling and the National Alliance for Grieving Children.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Alissa Drescher has an employment relationship with Alive Hospice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Alissa Drescher is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the American Counseling Association, and the National Alliance for Grieving Children.


  1. Analyze current research supporting the use of videoconferencing for behavioural interventions across many patient populations and clinical settings.
  2. Investigate how online grief support networks can be used to reduce psychological distress and increase psychosocial benefits for clients.
  3. Evaluate resources that can be used to facilitate the tasks of mourning when working remotely with clients.
  4. Evaluate how distance-technology grief supports can be delivered to support clients with complicated grief.


The unique challenges of suicide survivors

  • A strengths-based approach to build resiliency and plant the seeds of possibility
  • Techniques to transform the survivor’s relationship with the deceased
  • Narratives to reframe the meaning attached to the suicide
  • Strategies to help clients access and reclaim compassion

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Thanatologists


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