Grief & Loss: Theory & Intervention (3 CE’s)

Presented by Karen Shipley, Psy.D.
November 7th,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

An overview of current research with regard to grief theory and interventions, with an emphasis on cultural awareness and provider reflectivity. This course will provide a foundation of terminology, varying types of grief, and interventions, as well as encourage dialogue and discussion of clinical examples. There are no risks associated with this presentation.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss historical context & current research for models of grief & types of grief.
  • List DSM differential diagnoses & assessment of grief.
  • Utilize clinical interventions used with general or special populations to address grief.
  • Recognize psychosocial stress for providers.

Presenter Information

Karen Shipley, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has approximately 25 years of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Shipley has specifically worked in populations dealing with chronic and terminal illness, as well as complicated grief and loss. She was employed and trained with Emory University’s Infectious Disease Program and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta in the oncology and hematology departments.. She currently provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting. Dr. Shipley has practiced as a DBT individual and group therapist, primarily with adolescents and caregivers who engage in self-harm behaviors, such as disordered eating, for more than 10 years.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the NPTC Central Office, Burrell South Creek, 2885 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807.


*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.