Interventions for Grieving Adolescents, Adults and Elderly


This training focuses on interventions for clients who are mourning a loss to death as well as to other life events. These concrete strategies support various models of bereavement—Worden’s four tasks of mourning, Strobe and Schut’s Dual Process Model, Rando’s six processes of mourning, Wolfelt’s six needs of mourning, Rynearson’s two stages of traumatic grief, and Attig’s emphasis on one’s Shattered Assumptive World. In addition, participants will be given guidelines for working with specific populations—survivors of suicide; geriatric population with many types of loss; adolescents and adults with Asperger/Autism; caregivers with anticipatory grief; and clients with substance use disorder.



September 21, 2018


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

# of CEU's:


Presenter Name:

Lora Windsor, LCSW, CADC, CT

About the Presenter:

Lora Windsor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor, and Certified in Thanatology—Death, Dying, and Bereavement. She has been helping adolescents and adults for more than twenty years, specializing in grief counseling for the past ten years. Lora has facilitated groups for parents whose child died, groups for seniors and other adults whose partner has died, and groups for young widows and widowers. In addition, she helps many bereaved individuals and families at her private practice in Geneva. She currently teaches in the School of Social Work at Aurora University, including a Master’s level course on Bereavement Counseling.