Erica Sirrine


8:30AM – 4:30PM PT
Interventions to Promote Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults

103 - The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox: A Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) Training

Grieving clients have some of the most heartbreaking stories that we see as clinicians. Your client’s world has been toppled following the loss of a loved one, and in addition to missing that person, your client is now questioning what they know about themselves and the world. Paralyzing grief has made even the simplest tasks difficult for them, and you’re overwhelmed because nothing that you do seems to help. 

Join Dr. Erica Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT, as she walks you through over 60 interventions that you can use to help your grieving clients find hope and heal. Drawing on her expertise as a bereavement counselor and educator, Dr. Sirrine blends remarkable case studies with creative intervention strategies for an engaging and unforgettable workshop that will arm you with the skills you need to be an effective therapist for grieving clients. 

Whether your client is experiencing feelings of premature grief due to the anticipated death of a loved one, pain and loss following a divorce, or feelings of disbelief and shock following a traumatic death, this workshop will prepare you to skillfully intervene. 

Attend this seminar and discover: 

  • Over 60 interventions to help clients mourn, reconcile their losses & discover hope 
  • Assessment & treatment techniques for children, adolescents & adults 
  • Session topics & treatment approaches for individuals, groups & families 
  • Strategies to treat clients dealing with anticipatory grief 
  • Techniques & ideas for facilitating bereavement groups & grief camps 

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit for details. 

Sign- up to discover the ultimate grief treatment toolbox and revolutionize your treatment of grieving clients! 


  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99.99 value)! 
  • Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Grief Informed Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.* 

Attendees will receive documentation of CGP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. 

*Professional standards apply. Visit for professional requirements. 


  1. Analyze the differences in the clinical presentation of depression as compared to bereavement. 
  2. Evaluate developmentally appropriate grief symptomology across the lifespan and assess for clinical concerns. 
  3. Design individualized therapeutic interventions for bereaved children, adolescents, adults, and families using various modalities. 
  4. Assess continuing bonds after death and their relevance to clinical practice with bereaved clients. 
  5. Demonstrate how to create a support group for bereaved children, adolescents, and/or adults with corresponding therapeutic activities. 
  6. Employ therapeutic techniques to address client grief associated with other forms of loss including divorce, chronic illness, military deployment, and termination of parental rights. 

Leading expert on grief and bereavement

Erica Sirrine, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement. She earned a Ph.D. in social work and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Sirrine has conducted and published research on grief and bereavement, including a recent study on college student experiences of loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic that was featured in TIME magazine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Erica Sirrine has employment relationships with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Southeastern University. She receives royalties as a published author. Erica Sirrine receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Erica Sirrine is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers, the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.