Concordia Graduate & Continuing Studies is an approved provider of social work continuing education for MN (MNBSW) and ND (NDBSWE).
Welcome to our course on Grief versus Depression.
From Emily Dickinson to C.S. Lewis, we have searched to understand and support individuals who are grieving for centuries. Then with our increased understanding of mental health and our recognition of various diagnoses and interventions, we have grown in our understanding of the differences in symptoms and disorders. However, grief and depression share many symptoms and can easily be confused by the inexperienced practitioner. Others may wish to help the client be free from the emotional pain of loss through medication. This course explores these differences and the importance of knowing what we are dealing with to respond in the most effective manner.
Through video lecture, this course will explore the differences and similarities between grief and depression. Understanding these differences drives our choice of interventions. Finally, we will discuss the methods each requires to effectively support the client. After the lecture, a short quiz will be taken to validate understanding of the topic. A certificate will be awarded following successful completion of the course.
OutcomesParticipants will be able to:
Identify differing presentations of grief vs. depression in our clients
Explore appropriate interventions based on this determination
Explore strategies to support individuals who are dealing with both grief and depression
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Dr. Laurie Dahley, MSW/LISW, PhD
Laurie Dahley has over 43 years in a career in social work and brings her practice experience along with her academic research to this presentation. With decades of working in medical settings, she has extensive history of working with individuals struggling with grief and loss as well as those who experience depressive episodes. She brings stories from the field, as well as what literature tells us, to assist the participant in understanding the importance of knowing what we are dealing with in this area of practice if we are to be effective with our clients. Dr. Dahley has served on the Minnesota Board of Social Work as well as serving as President of the Minnesota Social Service Association. She is currently a Professor Emeritus at Concordia College having retired after 17 years on the faculty of Concordia College’s Social Work Program. She makes her home in the beautiful lakes area in Minnesota.
Graduate & Continuing Studies901 8th St SMoorhead, MN 56562Concordia Collegecontinue@cord.edu218.299.3567
Dr. Laurie Dahleydahley@cord.edu
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