Instructor Needed: ADEC Professional Development Course

Each year during the week of its annual conference, ADEC delivers three professional development courses that provide an in-depth look at the topics and issues of greatest importance in grief and bereavement. Each of the courses is taught by the same instructor for three consecutive years. At this time, ADEC invites applications from individuals who wish to teach the Advanced Course: Complicated Bereavement and Grief Therapy for the years of 2019 - 2021. 

Advanced Course: Complicated Bereavement and Grief Therapy


Course Description

A significant percentage of individuals who lose a loved one struggle with prolonged and debilitating grief that merits professional intervention. The goal of this course is to draw on contemporary models and research findings that help distinguish between benign (or resilient patterns of grieving) and those that are more complicated, traumatic, or entail greater risk to the bereaved person’s psychosocial adaptation, health, and interpersonal relationships. The course will acquaint participants with specific conceptual and practical tools for evaluating and intervening in such complications.

To Apply

Please complete and submit the online application by August 30, 2018. Click here to access the online application. Application materials will include a current resume / CV, brief faculty biography, and course topic outline. All applications will be reviewed by the Professional Development Committee and accepted applicants will be invited to interview with the committee. 

Application Deadline

Online applications are due August 30, 2018. Click here to access the online application.


Please contact ADEC Headquarters with questions regarding the online application form. For questions regarding course content, requirements and logistics, please contact Sheri Goldstrohm, Committee Chair with questions.