Past Free Webcast – Grief and the Holidays – December 15th at Noon

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenter: Amanda Ramirez LPC, NCC; Program Manager at Children’s Bereavement Center


Handout MGS Dec 15 Grief and the Holidays

Providing a space for grief during the holidays, particularly for aging adults, is a challenge.  Acknowledging loss that may have occurred within the past twelve months is inevitable and, changed holiday traditions resulting from a loved one’s death or illness can throw a person off course. Ms Ramirez will define the different ways in which grief can be experienced and share  suggestions for different ways space can be made for grief as well as ways to remember loved ones over the holiday season. Cultural considerations and their impact on the grieving process will be discussed.

This webinar is presented with the sponsorship of Moments Hospice


Define grief and explore techniques to give a space for grief over the holiday season.

Understand the complex grief process during the holidays after experiencing a loss and learn about different ideas for attendees to remember their loved ones during this time.

Explore factors that facilitate or hinder effective coping and learn effective intervention strategies to provide support to families over the holiday season after a loss.

Amanda Ramirez, LPC, NCC

Amanda Ramirez, Program Manager at Children’s Bereavement Center, manages and supervises group programs and program development at CBC. Amanda is experienced in working with a wide range of people, including in-home therapy, inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment facilities, juvenile justice programs, and school-based mental health services. In particular, she focuses on diverse populations providing individual, family, and group therapy aiming to provide individuals with effective, healthy coping strategies and life skills.