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Addressing Grief in 2022: Rethinking Macro and Micro Grief

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David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE
2 Hours
Mar 12, 2022
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As clients continue to struggle with pandemic-related concerns, therapists are helping them address an accumulation of grief. People are grieving the loss of loved ones, structure, certainty, social gatherings, events—and even hugs. In this recording, we’ll explore different kinds of grief and share strategies that can be used in the therapy room to help clients grieve fully and live fully, even in uncertain times. You’ll explore:

  • Micro- and macro-grief, and how to address them to create powerful shifts in therapy
  • Implementable tools to help your clients create connections and community, especially when loneliness and disconnection are compounded
  • Tips to help people navigate the rocky terrain of grief with any kind of profound loss
  • The collateral damage addiction and stressors can have on our everyday life when navigating grief



This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.



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David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life, even after life’s tragedies.

He is the author of six books, including his latest bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He co-authored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Life Lessons and On Grief and Grieving, updating her 5 stages for grief. He also co-wrote, You Can Heal Your Heart with Louise Hay. He authored Visions Trips and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die. His first book, The Needs of The Dying received praise from Saint (Mother) Teresa.

David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. However, despite his vast knowledge of grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son.

David’s volunteer work includes being a founding member of Project Angel Food, a well-known and loved non-profit organization. He currently serves on the board of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation which provides cancer research, patient assistance, and prevention efforts. He also serves as Specialist Reserve for the Los Angeles Police as well as having served on the Red Cross’s disaster services team.

He has a new online model of grief support called Tender Hearts with over 25 groups each as well as one of the most respected Grief Certification programs. He is the founder of, which receives millions of visits yearly providing helpful resources to over 167 countries.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: David Kessler is the is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Project Angel Food. He is a published author and receives royalties. David Kessler receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: David Kessler is a board member for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. He is a team member of the Health Care Executives of Southern California, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Red Cross.


  1. Organize strategies to address the seen and unseen grief in a world filled with uncertainty.
  2. Develop a better understanding of how different types of grief can exist in society and in individuals.
  3. Demonstrate 4 clinical techniques for using grounded positive psychology to help witness vs. “fixing” grief, bright siding, or toxic positivity.
  4. Practice 4 ways to help with isolation and loneliness that often accompanies grief.
  5. Construct a model for practising within clear boundaries when self-disclosing to a client.


  • Strategies to address both collective and individual grief related to the current social context
  • Identify the relationship between “macro” and “micro” losses and their importance to clinical grief work
  • What post-traumatic growth really looks like
  • Identifying meaningful moments in client sessions
  • Myths around the concept of “acceptance”
  • Techniques for using grounded positive psychology through witnessing instead of fixing

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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