Académie Impact


Resolving Grief with Impact Therapy

Trainer: Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Death, disease, suffering, losses are themes that we would rather avoid. However, as they are part of life, therapists are often confronted to help clients deal with these difficult issues. This workshop, based on the principles of Impact Therapy, offers numerous simple and concrete tools to face different stages of grief in young and old. Organized in four different steps, from how to help those dying or facing a difficult challenge, then how to announce a death, how to intervene in short terms and in long terms, this workshop will surely add a plethora of new empowering tools to every clinician and caregiver. A wide variety of examples, demonstrations and exercises awaits the participant in this very dynamic and moving workshop.

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Included in your workshop

Grief Handout (Powerpoint)
Grief Handout (Powerpoint)

Detailed content


29 minutes

Overview of the workshop.

Specific considerations for children (more details in Module 4).

Module 1

45 minutes

How to help people at the end of their life.

Module 2

1 h 01

Impact Debriefing.

How to bring the bad news to the surviver or to a patient.

How to deal with the first reactions in the first days.

Module 3

1 h 18

General notes on grief

Efficient grief therapy requires more than listening

Types of interventions

  • Explicit language
  • Symbols
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Illustrations
  • Role Play
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Memory book
  • etc

The four tasks of grief

  • Accepting the reality of the loss.
  • Dealing with the pain.

  • Living with the loss.

  • Reinvesting in the world.

Grief with kids: what’s normal, what’s not.

Video duration
3 h 33

Hours of accreditation
6 hours

From : 160 $
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Access code lifespan
14 days
Starting at the first activation (and not at the purchase date)


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