Pro Bono Counseling Project
2022 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar
Grief and Loss in the Time of COVID
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Workshop – Two (2) CE Credits
FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians
Featured Presenter: Joseph F. Anastasio, MS, LCSW
Course Description: This workshop will explore the themes of grief and loss during the time of our current pandemic. Participants will leave with an understanding of the principles and curriculum involved in facilitating a grief support workshop.
At the end of this presentation, the participant will:
- Describe various grief stage theories
- Report how loss and grief have been magnified during the current PANDEMIC
- Outline various processes to facilitate a grief support group
- Detail guilt and regret reactions to grief
- State three assessments related to grief available to clinicians
- Recount five self-care elements associated to assist grief clinicians
- Communicate the importance of rituals surrounding grief
- Describe major components of grief support group
Presenter Bio: Joseph F. Anastasio, MS, LCSW
Joseph Anastasio is currently a psychotherapist providing clinical services to children, adults, couples and families in Delaware. He is also a trained facilitator with the “Alternatives to Violence Project” (AVP) in the Delaware prison system. Joseph recently completed a position as the “Transition Coordinator – School to Work” for Baltimore City Schools, working with older youth with disabilities and IEPs.
Before assuming this role, Joseph worked for The Arc Baltimore as Assistant Executive Director of Family & Children Services and also as the Director of Residential Services. During this time, Joseph has also provided psychotherapeutic services to youth, adults and couples. He has taught courses in special education at various local colleges in Baltimore and volunteered in Baltimore City as a trained mediator. He has facilitated workshops on grief and bereavement, informed consent and working with families. During 2020 and beyond, Joseph has co-facilitated workshops on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA).
Joseph heralds from New York City, where he received his MS in Special Education from Hunter College, and also holds an MSW from the University of Maryland School Of Social Work. Being raised in Brooklyn, he is always on the look-out for the quintessential slice of pizza.
Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.