The Use of Technology in Grief and Bereavement Counseling for Adolescents - PSY07

The Use of Technology in Grief and Bereavement Counseling for Adolescents

by Allison Nadia Sinanan, PhD, MSW
(4.2 / 132 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


In clinical bereavement work, counseling practices must be adjusted to the needs of adolescents. Each year, thousands of adolescents experience the death of someone to whom they are attached. When a parent, sibling, friend, or relative dies, adolescents feel the overwhelming loss of a person who helped shape their self-identities. These feelings about the death may stay with them throughout the remainder of their own life stages. Personal encounters with death and bereavement in adolescence, although more widespread than common wisdom would suggest, are not central to adolescent development.


The goal of this adolescent grief and bereavement program is to provide mental health professionals with information about grief and bereavement work using social media network technology with adolescents. After completing this program, the therapist will be able to:
  • Describe the developmental stages of adolescents
  • Identify the stages of grief for adolescents
  • Describe the purposes of using technology with adolescents in mental health settings

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including psychologists and social workers.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 6/27/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/24/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/24/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Jennifer S - Salem, OR  ·  Jun 08, 2018
Very clear and straight forward information and reminders of how to meet an adolescent during stages of grief.
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Cheryl S - Bellingham, WA  ·  May 07, 2018
It was a good course and looks at what is happening today.
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Dorothy A - Sharon Springs, NY  ·  Dec 11, 2017
interesting to use technology in this way
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KAREN H - San Antonio, TX  ·  Aug 14, 2017
Very informative and takes a look at positive use of social media for dealing grief.
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Sonya B - Tampa, FL  ·  Oct 30, 2016
valuable information for working with adolescents
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50