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Salon: Grief Companionship

Thursday, February 20, 2025, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) (UTC-07:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Elizabeth Conover
Registration Questions
720-588-8375 (p)
Alyssa M Glaser
Education Committee Co-Chair
Alex M Leach
Education Committee Co-Chair
CSCSW Salon Series
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
No Fee
Grief companionship is being present to another person’s pain and loss. The experience of grief companionship in therapy is different than directing the healing for other challenges; it requires bearing witness to the struggles of others and avoiding direction. This therapeutic posture respects the mourner and agrees to follow their lead into the wilderness of their grief and loss, honoring the spirit; not just focusing on the intellect. The grief companion respects the emotional disorder and confusion, and chooses to learn alongside with compassionate curiosity.

Learning Objectives:
  • To define terms
  • To understand the needs of those who are mourning
  • To grow our awareness of our own history of loss
  • To care for self while companioning others
About Allison:
Allison founded Benediction Counseling in 2014 and now serves as the Clinical Director as well as continuing work as a therapist. Allison earned a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences) degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005, and received her Master's of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2010. Allison is also passionate about mentoring and serving as a supervisor for newer therapists. She has a strong belief that the community at large is stronger and healthier when therapists befriend and support each other. She loves to train and empower therapists to serve clients with knowledge, sensitivity, cultural awareness and a strong ethical conviction. The other hats Allison wears are wife, adoptive mother, biological mother, daughter, sister and friend. She enjoys a good long walk, quiet music, a good cup of coffee, and slowing down with a good book of poetry.

Will this Salon be recorded?
Yes, we will be recording this Salon. The recording will be shared with everyone registered for the event. We can only issues CEU certificates for live attendance.

Who Can Attend this Event?
This event is free for active CSCSW. Non-members may attend for $45. Current social work students may attend for free after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc).