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Live Online Interactive

The Therapeutic Healing Power of Words

Sept. 29th | 4pm-6pm EST | 2 CE's | Gae Savino & Linnie Pickering

Class Description

The Therapeutic Healing Power of Words & Giving Grief a Voice The workshop will explore the benefits of finding a "voice" through the process of writing. Participants will be guided through specific techniques that unlock grief emotions using both words and the physical healing practice of writing. Grief case studies, practical prompts, and grief writing exercises will be incorporated to identify & process the client's emotions, beliefs, and the full range of normal grief reactions. The workshop's focus is on the art and emotional power of writing as a therapeutic intervention for clients to give grief a voice. Objectives: Participants will be able to - Identify the various forms of loss, types of grief experiences and understand their emotional components to help increase self-awareness through writing. Describe the elements of grief that give voice to unspoken emotions. Describe four benefits about the concept of "Write Your Script," which prepares clients to manage difficult moments better, avert uncomfortable interactions and regulate emotions on their journey of grief. Instructors: Gae Savino, LCSW, CT is a licensed clinical social worker and a grief counselor Certified in Thanatology (CT), the study of death, dying and bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Gae earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and has post-graduate training in complicated grief treatment at The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia. Gae also has an intensive focus on conducting bereavement support groups for individuals due to loss of a loved one. In addition, Gae co-facilitates the online WMCHeath Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program Support Group for Westchester Medical Center's Advanced Physician Services. Gae is a frequent workshop presenter on issues of loss, death, dying and bereavement, complicated grief, and the multifaceted grief/bereavement impact of COVID-19. spousal/partner, and parent loss. Linnie Pickering, LMSW received her BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and her master's degree in social work from Columbia University. She is a specialist in the prevention of domestic violence, child abuse, suicide, and sexual assault. She did post-graduate training at Columbia University's Center for Complicated Grief, and her focus is now on issues related to loss, grief, death, dying and bereavement, complicated grief, and the multifaceted grief/bereavement impact of COVID-19.

  • Ended
  • 40 US dollars
  • Live Online - Zoom

Cancellation Policy

Payment made in full. No refunds. If you cannot attend class please contact to discuss options.

Course Delivery Method and Format

Live Interactive Webinar - ZOOM


Please note. This workshop is presented live. It is necessary for all the participants of the workshop to have the capability of video and audio as this workshop is interactive and participant interaction is required. You are able to interact with the lecturer by using the chat function or verbally (if you have a working microphone).


How to Register

Register for the course by completing all necessary information on the registration page.


After you register for the course, you will be emailed (please check your spam folder). 

If you do not receive an email the same day you register, please email me immediately. I will forward you the information.

The email will contain information, link and password, to join ZOOM for the course. You will also receive the information to join the class 24hrs before the class starts. 


Requirements for Registration

In order for CHI Professional Development to award you a Certificate of Completion, I am required to obtain certain information from you. The information requested is dependent on what course you are taking.

Course Completion Requirements

·         Sign into the workshop on time. We will start promptly and there will be a cutoff for entry.

·         You are required to stay logged in and actively participate throughout the entire presentation.

·         Your attendance will be verified by the logon information provided by ZOOM.

·         Once the course is completed and your attendance is verified, you will receive a link to the course survey.

·         After completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to print or download a PDF copy of your certificate.

·         Your Opinion Matters

·         To be granted access to your certificate of completion, you are required to complete the Course Survey.

This class has been approved for CE's by the following licensing boards:

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE)

CHI Professional Development Inc, #1776, 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. CHI Professional Development Inc maintains responsibility for this course.

The following states recognize these CE approvals.


These CE's are not recognized in NJ


These CE's are recognized in NY by the NYS Education Department - See Below

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work

CHI Professional Development, Inc. 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-0538

New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0173

NAADAC Approved Education Provider

CHI Professional Development, Inc has been approved by as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #234330, CHI Professional Development, Inc is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

National Board of Certified Counselors


CHI Professional Development has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7194. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CHI Professional Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Certified

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is OASAS certified to provide CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS hours #1343


Important Information


All complaints and grievances are reviewed by the social work consultant within 10 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and will be responded to within 10 business days.

It is my goal to create a learning experience that is as accessible as possible. If you anticipate any issues related to the format, materials, or requirements of this course, please contact me so we can explore potential options.

Michael Chiappone, LCSW

Contact Information


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