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Prolonged Grief Disorder: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment

Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) (formerly Complicated Grief) was recently added in March 2022 to the DSM-5TR as a new diagnosis. Therefore, it is essential that practicing Mental Health Therapists understand PGD and how to treat it. Prolonged Grief and PGD is a condition in which grief remains pervasive and intense for many years, even decades after a loss. The symptoms are indicative of pervasive, intense grief that lasts longer than expected by the person’s social and cultural group and interferes with their life. Bereaved people with PGD are typically caught up in troubling thoughts or feelings, problematic behaviors or severe social or life problems that derail the process of adapting to the loss. Grief interferes with their life and impairs their functioning. 

In this workshop, Danielle Glorioso, LCSW will explain the relationship between usual grief, complicated grief and PGD and describe how to recognize the latter. She’ll include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with PGD and discuss how to differentiate this condition from MDD and PTSD. She’ll describe simple, evidence-based guidelines for strategies and procedures used in prolonged grief disorder therapy focusing on facilitating adaptation to loss and addressing impediments to adaptation. 

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About the Course

July 14, 2023


Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

12:45PM-4:00PM ET

Credit Hours - Details Below

3.0 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours


$69 Afternoon Only/$129 Full Day through 7/7/23

$79 Afternoon Only/$149 Full Day after 7/7/23

$59 Afternoon/$115 Full Day/person for Groups 3+

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Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals including Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Course Level


Course Instructor

Danielle K. Glorioso, LCSW

Danielle K. Glorioso, LCSW
Danielle K. Glorioso, LCSW

Danielle K. Glorioso, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with over ten years of experience who serves as a trainer and supervisor for the Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University. Danielle has taught, mentored, and published extensively in mental health, aging, and nutrition and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego where she provides leadership and direct oversight of Center operations. Danielle is an experienced prolonged grief disorder therapist and maintains a private practice in San Diego, CA focusing on grief, prolonged grief disorder, and suicide bereavement. She holds a BS in nutrition from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Social Work from San Diego State University.

Course Objectives

  • Outline DSM-5 TR Diagnostic criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)

  • Describe grief and adaptation to loss

  • Differentiate PGD from MDD and PTSD

  • Explain the goals, strategies and procedures used in PGDT

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

Course Agenda

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