Remote Learning: Grief, Loss and adjustment - theory and therapeutic interventions

This one day online workshop covers the dynamics of grief, loss and adjustment as applicable to bereavement, relationship break up and various kinds of loss adjustments that are experienced by children and adults.

Therapeutic interventions will be explored and the key characteristic of a therapeutic relationship tailored to best facilitate people going through loss.

Suitable for: Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, Youth Workers, Social Care Workers

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland can earn 4 Learning Credits on completion of this workshop and other accreditation is pending. 

NOTE: It is not permitted to record this workshop.


"This was a terrific workshop delivered by Kevin at the right pace, with engagement and knowledge. I learned so much, particularly about the correlation between attachment style and the grieving process. I was never bored, disconnected or clock-watching...".

Helen Mortimer, September 2022

"I loved the link between attachment styles and grief and loss and had heard this information before but it seemed to be much easier to get a grip on it with Kevin and his lovely style of presenting.  Kevin made the space safe by his calming presence and his years of experience of his subject permeated the workshop. Alongside that was his openness to others opinions and his humility around the work and the vulnerability of both therapists and clients". 

Emer Ward, MA Couns. & Psych.,Dip. Integrative Supervision, MACI, September 2022

“Kevin’s knowledge is vast. I liked his conversational approach, he made it very easy to listen and kept everyone engaged and he referred to the participants regularly regarding questions and contributions. The online course was really convenient”.

Nicole Sheehy, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, April 2022

Programme Duration

One day.

Programme Aims

Participants will be introduced to the psychological dynamics involved in loss and adjustment experienced by children and adults and how best to intervene and develop therapeutic relationships that best maximise successful outcomes. 

Programme Content

Participants will receive an emailed copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Grief, Loss and adjustment - theory and therapeutic interventions. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the psychological dynamics involved in grief, loss and adjustment - dynamics specific to each but also general issues involved in all
  • An understanding of therapeutic interventions for loss
  • An understanding of how to construct a therapeutic relationship specifically tailored to a population grappling with grief, loss and adjustment 

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby learners are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

Participants will receive an eCertificate of Completion in "Grief, Loss and adjustment - theory and therapeutic interventions" from The Learning Curve Institute.