• What You Need to Know About Grief and Loss


What You Need to Know About Grief and Loss

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is September 16

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for human service workers in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in prevention in domain PR1.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Grief and loss have become more prevalent in today’s society. Communities have been plagued with a multitude of pandemic and community violence that leads to the death of loved ones, neighbors, family members, co-workers, and the like. This presentation will educate on what grief and loss is and how it can impact one’s mental health. This presentation will provide education on what types of grief there are and the stages of grief to normalize behaviors and responses related to one’s loss. This presentation will allow for internal dialogue about grief and loss as it relates to today’s current events with the COVID-19 and variant pandemic and the increase of community violence targeting inner cities like central Ohio. This presentation will educate and provide information in regards to treatment approaches to help with processing and healing after grief and loss and ways to cope and the importance of self-care as it pertains to Grief and loss. Course participants will also be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Participants will be able to describe what grief and loss is and identify different types of grief and loss.
  2. Participants will be to explain the stages of grief and identify different coping strategies and self-care practices that can be beneficial for each stage.
  3. Participant will be able to provide limited knowledge to people on the phone in regard to treatment options focused to treating those suffering from grief and loss.
  4. Participants will be able to lead discussions with those affected by COVID-19 and variant pandemic and community violence as it relates to grief and loss.


  • 9:00am – Introduction of self and course and ice breaker
  • 9:15am – What is grief and loss?
  • 9:30am – Types of grief/loss and stages of grief
  • 10:00am – Break
  • 10:07am – Grief and how it relates to COVID-19 and community violence
  • 10:37am – How to talk to people on the phone with grief
  • 10:45am – Break
  • 11:15am – Treatment models approach to address grief/loss
  • 11:45am – Coping skills and self-care
  • 12:00pm – Q&A and knowledge check
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Lady-Dreama Gordon, LISW-S, LICDC

Owner, Gordon Legacy LLC/em>

Lady-Dreama Gordon LISW-S, LICDC was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is the owner of Gordon Legacy LLC, a therapy and counseling private practice that opened in February 2019. Gordon Legacy LLC focuses on providing services to the underserved people of color. She has 12+ years of experience in the mental health field. Ms. Gordon received her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2010, accompanied by her late father who also received his Master’s in Social Work graduating the year before. Ms. Gordon and her father are the only father/daughter combo to graduate with the same degree within a year of each other from The Ohio State University. Ms. Gordon is licensed through the State of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious Wittenberg University in Communication with an emphasis on interpersonal conflict. Ms. Gordon specializes in treating children, adults, and families who have experienced trauma, substance abuse disorders, anger management, violence, and homelessness with a primary focus on serving women and people of color. Ms. Gordon is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Ms. Gordon has worked in a variety of settings with diverse clientele, including both long-term and short-term treatment. Ms. Gordon’s zeal drives her to want to provide those she services with quality mental health treatment and to tackle the stigma that is associated with mental illness within the African-American community. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” – Benjamin Disraeli


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 9/17 Training Here

Deadline for registration is September 16

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068