Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Grief As Our Continued Bond (2 CEUs)

November 9, 2017 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kelly Grosklags, MSW, LICSW


Every client that we work with in the mental health arena should have a grief and loss assessment done.
Many of the issues we see are related to some form of loss. This workshop will focus primarily on the
loss related to death. It is important that clinicians have a sense of the impact loss can have on clients
and know how to help normalize it. This workshop will help us see grief in more of a spiral, rather than happening in stages. Grief is a continuum of emotions. As life goes on and we do our grief work, we can stay
connected to the person lost through the grief. Grief can, and needs, to dissipate from the intensity of its
acute phase.

Learning Objectives:

      • Determine the difference between grief and depression
      • Learn that grief doesn’t end, just changes in its intensity
      • Learn how to help clients understand that each loss connects to former losses
      • Understand how to appropriately use timelines for grief assessments


Kelly Grosklags, MSW, LICSW is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work. She earned a Fellowship in Grief
counseling from the American Academy of Health Care Professionals and is in private practice
specializing in oncology and grief work. Kelly started “Conversations with Kelly” two years ago, which is a
public forum for healing. Her goal is to promote a community where people feel they belong and are
supported. She often lectures on the topics of dying a good death, the difference between curing and
healing, grief as a continued bond and how to deliver difficult news to patients at the end of life. She is
routinely invited to lecture to medical students, residents, fellows and physician assistant students on end
of life and grief issues. She is currently writing a book that will be published early 2018.


Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345

This event registration has reached capacity.


November 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
+ Google Map


Julie Stender
(612) 567-4654