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Supporting Clients who are Grieving due to Racism and Discrimination

Enroll in the Online Self-Study and complete the training on your own schedule.
3 CE hours available for behavioral health clinicians completing the Online Self-Study.

This training will analyze unique mourning rituals amongst diverse cultures and a range of spiritual beliefs regarding the afterlife. Conceptualization of how discrimination and racism can lead to an experienced loss, resulting in minority clients possibly grieving, will be discussed.  Attendees will learn about current therapeutic approaches, diverse grief models, and steps to help create a safe space for clients who are a part of a subculture who are grieving due to discrimination and/or racism.

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This training will analyze unique mourning rituals amongst diverse cultures and a range of spiritual beliefs regarding the afterlife. Conceptualization of how discrimination and racism can lead to an experienced loss, resulting in minority clients possibly grieving, will be discussed.  Attendees will learn about current therapeutic approaches, diverse grief models, and steps to help create a safe space for clients who are a part of a subculture who are grieving due to discrimination and/or racism.

Topics that are addressed:

Conceptualizing Grief

  • Grief
  • Mourning
  • Bereavement

Culture & Spirituality 

  • Culture & Mourning 
  • Spirituality & Afterlife

Racism Leading to Grief

  • Anticipated Trajectory 
  • Micro Mezzo, and Macro Levels
  • A variety of Losses
  • Pigeonholed/Stereotypes 
  • History of Loss
  • Loss of Culture

Creating a reliable space 

Grief Models

  • Companioning Model
  • Narrative Therapy 
  • Dual Process Model
  • ATTEND Model

This program was recorded September 22, 2022

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Assess personal biases and assumptions related to culture, religion, and race that can impact the therapeutic relationship. 
  • Explain how racism and discrimination can lead to grief in minority groups. 
  • Recall 3 to 4 grief models and techniques to create a safe space for clients to express grief.

Tiffani Dilworth, MA, LCPC

Tiffani Dilworth, MA, LCPC, is a psychotherapist, author, and sought-after speaker who addresses topics related to grief, PTSD, and sexual assault.  She is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She has worked across the US with various organizations, schools, universities, and corporations to bring awareness to the grieving process and concrete tools to learn how to live alongside grief. Miss Dilworth is known for her innovative and story-telling presentation style. Her passion leads her to intensive studying of grief and continuous searches for new ways to support and share therapeutic techniques to support others in their grieving process. 

Miss Dilworth has an extensive history of working alongside non-profit organizations that provide supportive workshops, conferences, and support groups to men, women, and teens who’ve experienced grief and/or sexual assault. She was a Co-host on Beyond Clarity Radio Show, on WTAN 106.1 FM in Clearwater, FL, as a Mental Health Expert. Miss Dilworth currently conducts grief workshops and hosts, Managing My Grief Podcast, to provide support to individuals who want to learn more about grief and ways to manage their own grief. 

Miss Dilworth is the author of 11 Tools to Help Manage the Aftermath of Trauma and Types of Grief. She has a private practice and is an affiliate of PsychExperts & Associates Inc, located in Baltimore, MD. Miss Dilworth draws equally from her studies and rich clinical experience to balance her trainings with current information and experienced-based techniques.

Credit Hours: 

This course provides 3 credit hours

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024 

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 180 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation. Participants have 6 months from registration to access and complete online self-study courses.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses and live webinars, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.


This program was recorded September 22, 2022

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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Tiffani Dilworth
MA, LCPC

Tiffani Dilworth, MA, LCPC, is a psychotherapist, author, and sought-after speaker who addresses topics related to grief, PTSD, and sexual assault.  She is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She has worked across the US with various organizations, schools, universities, and corporations to bring awareness to the grieving process and concrete tools to learn how to live alongside grief. Miss Dilworth is known for her innovative and story-telling presentation style. Her passion leads her to intensive studying of grief and continuous searches for new ways to support and share therapeutic techniques to support others in their grieving process. 

Miss Dilworth has an extensive history of working alongside non-profit organizations that provide supportive workshops, conferences, and support groups to men, women, and teens who’ve experienced grief and/or sexual assault. She was a Co-host on Beyond Clarity Radio Show, on WTAN 106.1 FM in Clearwater, FL, as a Mental Health Expert. Miss Dilworth currently conducts grief workshops and hosts, Managing My Grief Podcast, to provide support to individuals who want to learn more about grief and ways to manage their own grief. 

Miss Dilworth is the author of 11 Tools to Help Manage the Aftermath of Trauma and Types of Grief. She has a private practice and is an affiliate of PsychExperts & Associates Inc, located in Baltimore, MD. Miss Dilworth draws equally from her studies and rich clinical experience to balance her trainings with current information and experienced-based techniques.

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