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Digital Seminar

Anxiety in the Wake of Loss: Strategies for Working with The Missing Stage of Grief

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC |  Zachary R. Taylor, MA, LPC, NCC
1 Hour 22 Minutes
Audio and Video
Apr 29, 2021
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Losing someone we love thrusts us into a vulnerable place. It forces us to confront our mortality and life’s unpredictability, causing fear and anxiety to surface in profound and unexpected ways.  

But while grief and anxiety are inexorably linked, this correlation is only just beginning to be recognized by the clinical community.  

Join grief expert and acclaimed best-selling author Claire Bidwell-Smith and discover how you can help your clients manage their anxiety, process their grief on a deeper level, unpack their fears about mortality, and better bare vulnerability. 

Plus, the best-selling author will join PESI’s own Zach Taylor, LPC, for an exclusive discussion and share expressive writing exercises to help your clients get their anxiety under control so they can come to terms with their losses! 


- 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 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC's Profile

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Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC

Recognized as one of today’s foremost experts on grief, Claire Bidwell Smith is a licensed therapist, international speaker, and the author of five books published in 22 countries. Led by her own experience in grief and fueled by her work in hospice and private practice, Claire strives to provide support for all kinds of people experiencing all kinds of loss.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Claire Bidwell Smith maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Conscious Grieving Inc. She receives royalties as a published author. Claire Bidwell Smith receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Claire Bidwell Smith is a board member of The End Well Foundation.


Zachary R. Taylor, MA, LPC, NCC Related seminars and products

Zachary R. Taylor, MA, LPC, NCC, is a licensed and board-certified professional counselor and Director of Continuing Education at Psychotherapy Networker, a division of PESI, Inc.


  1. Analyze the clinical implications of anxiety symptoms contributing to the development of complicated grief.
  2. Assess the clinical importance of targeting death anxiety to improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Evaluate how the reduction of guilt related to the death is an important aspect of treating grief.
  4. Apply mindfulness as an effective strategy to help client manage their anxiety symptoms.
  5. Investigate how narrative approaches can be used with clients to help them cope with loss. 


  • The link between grief and anxiety 
  • Strategies to normalize anxiety after loss 
  • Mindfulness for reducing anxiety in grieving clients 
  • Making amends – guilt releasing exercises 
  • Resilient grieving  
  • Narrative approaches and writing exercises 

Target Audience

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

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