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Digital Seminar

Life After Loss

Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy

Jackson Rainer, PhD, ABPP
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Aug 26, 2013
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Featuring Jackson Rainer, PhD, ABPP, psychologist, author, and grief expert

Join Dr. Rainer for the latest view of grief and bereavement counseling, and a discussion of best therapeutic practices for this special population. With examples from his latest book, Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy, he will share new practices of healing, meaning making, and speak to the myth of closure in grief work.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Jackson Rainier, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, is nationally known and respected as a psychotherapist, educator, author and expert in the areas of grief and bereavement, and end of life and palliative care. Dr. Rainer is a practicing psychologist at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, He has taught, consulted, supervised, and written on issues related to life and loss, death and dying, and grief and bereavement for more than 25 years in multi-disciplinary social service and mental health settings. He maintains an active psychotherapy practice that includes grief counseling, and consultation with individuals and families in the presence of life-threatening, chronic, and debilitating illnesses.

He is the former chair of the Publication Board for Division 29, Psychotherapy, of the American Psychological Association, is on the editorial and publication boards of seven psychology journals, and serves as a Media Representative for the APA. His research appears in such journals as Innovations in Clinical Practice and the Journal of Clinical Psychology. He is the author of Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy (PESI, 2013).


Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Jackson Rainer is in private practice. He has an employment relationship with the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. Dr. Rainier receives a royalty commission from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jackson Rainer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  • Define contemporary changes in approaches to grief counseling 
  • Apply current research to typical grief and bereavement therapy practices
  • Identify clinical issues of the grieving client
  • Describe natural and typical responses to loss
  • Gain interventions and best practices for grief counseling and therapy


  • Processes of grief
  • Typical vs complicated grief
  • The history of Kubler-Ross and the shift to a new paradigm
  • Interventions
    • Resilience
    • Meaning-Making
    • Healing

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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