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You are the face of refuge for grieving clients.

Challenges in our uniquely evolving world have led to the breakdown of traditional grief rituals.

Social media and technology have given rise to finding out about death and loss entirely alone, without safety nets. Even if your clients aren't physically alone, sometimes clergy, family & traditional grief rituals simply aren't enough.

Your clients' grief falls in your hands now. But don't worry, becoming a grief expert is easier than you think.

In just one simple course you can become a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS) today. Get what you need to guide clients from despair to meaning and personal growth. You'll walk away with the essentials to provide expert grief treatment from leading voices Christina Zampitella, Claire Bidwell Smith, Rita Schulte & more. Immediately put into practice:
  • Strategies from CBT, EMDR, narrative reconstruction therapy, somatic, expressive arts & more
  • Tailored interventions for prolonged, ambiguous, intergenerational grief & other types
  • New strategies for clients dealing with "living losses" & infertility, deployment, retirement & more
  • Innovative tools to create healing in a virtual therapy environment & with diverse populations
  • In-depth insight on managing suicidality related to loss
  • Expert education on managing anxiety and grief — panic attacks, hypochondria & more

And, as our gift to you we're covering the cost of CAGCS certification for two years.

If that's not enough you're getting three incredible bonuses that will help you work with grief in a virtual setting, after suicide & explore the treating anxiety that manifests with grief.

Hang your new advanced certification on your office wall and let everyone know you're an esteemed expert!

Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist Certification:
CBT, Somatic, Narrative Strategies & More

$1,189.95 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 26.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details
Here's What People Are Saying After Taking This Course!
Get your Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist training and master how to:
  • Navigate complicated & intense grief while assessing for risks like suicidal ideation
  • Help clients from diverse backgrounds with varying cultural expressions of grief
  • Utilize over 30 specific clinical tools to facilitate healthy grieving and build resiliency
  • Successfully structure and facilitate grief support & treatment groups

Your unlimited access to over 26 hours of exclusive content, a new certification for your office wall & private access to a community of clinicians will grow your practice FOREVER!

Course Outline
Diana Sebzda
Part I: Grief Counseling and Treatment Fundamentals
Diana Sebzda, LPC, FT | Click here for information about Diana Sebzda

With more than 17 years of clinical grief counseling, Diana teaches you how to work with general grief, end-of-life processes, aging, developmental stages, and how grief type can impact treatment. Complete with interventions and tips you can use to normalize the grieving process for clients and offer hope to vulnerable clients. You'll walk away with skills to:

  • Treat prolonged, complicated, acute, anticipatory, disenfranchised grief, & more
  • Explore contemporary models of bereavement to tailor treatment planning
  • Apply bibliotherapy, Narrative Reconstruction, integrative CBT & more
  • Know the ins-and-outs of working with Advanced Directives
  • Implement screens & assessments unique to grief while considering comorbidities
  • Help kids, adolescents, and adults navigate and move beyond grief
  • Create family narratives surrounding grief experiences & much more!

Dr. Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT
Part II: Assessment and Clinical Considerations of Non-Death Losses, Prolonged Grief Disorder, Cultural Awareness & More
Dr. Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT | Click here for information about Christina Zampitella

Dr. Zampitella brings more than 30 years of clinical experience integrating mind, body and spirit grief treatments to her teaching. Get the keys of assessment to uncover grief intensity, risks for suicidal ideation, PTSD & more. Plus, get strategies to build cultural awareness for more effective treatment. You're going to learn how to:

  • Diagnose Prolonged Grief Disorder & understand DSM5-TR updates
  • Apply EMDR, Nature-based Therapy, Somatic approaches & MORE!
  • Manage grief's cultural impact on mourning, rituals, expectation, and continued bonds
  • Help clients heal "living losses" — relationships, chronic illness, loss of faith, fertility, retirement & more
  • Support clients with spiritual and religious differences than yourself
  • Conduct culturally sensitive intakes, plus screens & assessments on grief responses!

Part III: Grief Treatment Planning and the Ultimate Grief Intervention Toolbox
Dr. Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT | Click here for information about Christina Zampitella

Get a step-by-step guide to differential diagnosis and treatment planning for uncomplicated and complicated grief. You'll get the latest DSM updates on Prolonged Grief Disorder and walk away with a comprehensive toolbox so you can tailor your approach to the uniqueness of each clients' grief and help them:

  • Embrace their emotions, accept grief, overcome shame & self-judgement
  • Find forgiveness, resolve unfinished business & find meaning after loss
  • Heal with techniques from expressive arts therapy, systematic desensitization & more
  • Build resiliency and move toward post-traumatic growth
  • Join and learn from grief support & treatment groups & more!

Plus, Dr. Zampitella will give you tips and suggestions for managing burnout and compassion fatigue so you can stay on the front lines and engaged in this meaningful work!

Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS)

$1,189.95 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Outline & Objectives | Certification Details | FAQ
Earn up to 26.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Plus, FREE CAGCS certification for 2 years ($249.99 value)!
Click here for Credit details
PLUS, get 4 FREE bonuses — Making this the most
comprehensive grief certification available!
Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC
The Missing Stage of Grief:
Clinical Strategies to Overcome Anxiety in the Wake of Loss

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC | Click here for information about Claire Bidwell Smith

In this groundbreaking 6-hour bonus training, bestselling author and expert grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC, will transform your clinical work beyond the five stages of grief. A completely comprehensive training on treating the relationship between grief and anxiety, you're going to immediately put into practice:

  • CBT, Polyvagal, Mindfulness & Deep Grief Processing techniques
  • Skills to manage panic attacks, hypochondria & social anxiety following loss
  • Clinical acumen to recognize clients masking their anxiety symptoms
  • Anchor thoughts to reduce fear, strategies to overcome guilt & rumination
  • Creative grief processing exercises including writing letters, personal narratives & how to maintain connection to those who have passed
Plus, you'll expand your knowledge working with specific populations so you can tailor treatment to every client.

Alissa Drescher, LPC, FT, GC-C, MA
Grief Work in Virtual Settings: New Tools to Create Support and Connection
Alissa Drescher, LPC, FT, GC-C, MA | Click here for information about Alissa Drescher

Alissa, a highly sought-after speaker on topics related to grief and mourning is known for her creative, interactive and story-telling presentation style. She brings all this and more to an incredibly insightful training on building your "webside manner" — so that your impact in virtual therapy can be just as healing as it is in person!

Rita Schulte, LPC
Grief After Suicide: Transition Survivors from "Why?" to "What's Next?"
Rita Schulte, LPC | Click here for information about Rita Schulte

Rita Schulte, LPC, radio host, author, and survivor of a loved one lost to suicide, distills the sensitive skill set you need to help clients relieve pain, ease misery and make sense after suicide. Gain the competence and skills to:

  • Build resiliency from an individualized, strengths-based perspective
  • Transform the survivor's relationship with the deceased
  • Reframe your client's narrative attached to the suicide


Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS) certification IS YOURS for no additional cost to you. Certification helps you advance your career while serving clients the most effective treatments. You'll get a certification to hang on your wall demonstrating your advanced and expert knowledge — a signal to clients, colleagues & employers of your commitment to the profession.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! A true grief mastery course, this training will take your practice to the next level. You'll be able to treat all your client's expressions of grief more effectively by learning from world-renowned experts the most innovate, evidence-based treatments available. You'll gain an incredible breadth of knowledge regarding assessment, diagnosis, theory and application.

PLUS, you'll be eligible for CAGCS certification through Evergreen Certifications! And, you're getting 2 years of certification costs covered for you!


With over 26 hours of online video training, role-plays, insightful commentary, interventions and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours! Earn your certification!

But if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.


Yes! Once you register for this course you'll have unlimited access to all the materials, including bonus content.

Certification FAQ

A LOT! Your CAGCS certification demonstrates elevated competency in that you have met clear and established guidelines of training and experience. Many mental health providers take pride in developing a specialty, allowing them to work with specific client populations, gain a greater depth of knowledge on specific approaches & more. Show clients and colleagues your practice is based on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health — distinguish yourself in the marketplace!



Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus content.

You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever — to view at your own pace. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet, anytime anywhere!

Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on passionately helping clients thrive.

Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 26.75 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession

Become a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you've invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of treating grief.

Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional standards apply. Click Here to Learn More About CAGCS Certification

Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist Training:
CBT, Somatic, Narrative Strategies & More

$1,189.95 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Earn up to 26.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Plus, FREE CAGCS certification for 2 years ($249.99 value)!
Click here for Credit details
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We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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