Certified Grief Counseling Specialist Training

Understanding the different types of grief and its impact on treatment is crucial when working with clients who are grieving. Clinicians often struggle with identifying the different types of grief to better support their clients who are experiencing the grieving process. Key constructs, their origins, and impact will be discussed.

This training will empower clinicians with the tools to be able to conceptualize grief using diverse grief models. Attendees will be able to identify ethical dilemmas related to working with the terminally ill, minors, and end-of-life.

Upon completion of this live training, you will be eligible to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cgcs for details.


Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2021

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am EST – Workshop: 8:50am EST-4:00pm EST

Location: Online, Real-Time, Interactive


$169 early registration through Oct 29

   $185 after Oct 29

  $149 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Tiffani Dilworth, MA, LCPC

CEU Credits: 6 CEUs – Category I MD and DC Social Work Credits (accepted for many other mental health professionals – see below for details)


Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Professional? Once you’ve completed this course, you will have met the educational standards to become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist! Certification lets colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of grief counselling. Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) is available to State or Nationally Licensed Behavioral Health professionals, including associate or provisionally licensed professionals. Detailed professional standards are available at www.evergreencertifications.com/cgcs

Simple Steps to Pursue Grief Treatment Certification:

Step 1: Complete this training and receive your Certificate of Completion (sent within one week of training by email)

Step 2: Apply online at www.evergreencertifications.com/cgcsfree a

Step 3: Provide payment for your first year of certification by entering the coupon code provided by Maryland CEU Institute with your certificate (this will bring certification cost to $0)

Step 4: Email a copy of the following to info@evergreencertifications.com

a. CEU Certificate from this training
b. Professional license, unofficial transcript from your enrolment in a mental health
graduate program, or documentation of your professional status

Step 5: Receive your certification within 1 to 2 weeks following application.

Questions about Certification? The team at Evergreen Certifications is happy to help.
info@evergreencertifications.com or 800.990.2629

Once Certified, an electronic Certificate and Digital Badge will be made available to you by Evergreen Certifications.


Tiffani Dilworth, MA, LCPC, is a successful psychotherapist, author, and sought -after speaker who addresses topics related to grief, PTSD, and sexual assault. She is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She has worked across the US with various organizations, schools, universities, and corporations to bring awareness to the grieving process and concrete tools to learn how to live alongside grief. Miss Dilworth is known for her innovative and story-telling presentation style. Her passion leads her to intensive studying of grief and continuous searches for new ways to support and share therapeutic techniques to support others in their grieving process.

Miss Dilworth has an extensive history of working alongside non-profit organizations that provide supportive workshops, conferences, and support groups to men, women, and teens who’ve experienced grief and/or sexual assault. She was a Co-host on Beyond Clarity Radio Show, on WTAN 106.1 FM in Clearwater, FL, as a Mental Health Expert. Miss Dilworth currently conducts grief workshops and hosts, Managing My Grief Podcast, to provide support to individuals who want to learn more about grief and ways to manage their own grief.

Miss Dilworth is the author of 11 Tools to Help Manage the Aftermath of Trauma and Types of Grief. She has a private practice and is an affiliate of PsychExperts & Associates Inc, located in Baltimore, MD. Miss Dilworth draws equally from her studies and rich clinical experience to balance her trainings with current information and experienced-based techniques.


CE Credit Info


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • New Jersey Social Workers
  • Alabama Social Workers
  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


  • Identify the different types of grief and their symptoms

  • Understand the impact different types of grief can have on treatment

  • Have a firm understanding of the way different grief models conceptualize grief and the clinician’s role

  • Can recall how grief can impact across the lifespan

  • Can identify ethical dilemmas related to working with the terminally ill, minors, families and end-of-life


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