Loss, Change, and Grief Across the Adult Life Cycle

Presented by: Beth S. Barrett, MSW, LCSW, CT

February 14, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Care and Counseling

12141 Ladue Road

St. Louis, MO, 63141




This workshop is designed to increase knowledge about the process and impact of change and loss on clients’ lives throughout their lifetime. The focus will include exploration of adult life stages as well as identification of stage-related changes, losses, and coping skills. This presentation will include grief responses resulting from material loss, relationship loss, functional loss, role loss, intrapsychic loss, and the dying process. Resources and therapeutic tools will be provided.


 Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify various types of loss and change that may elicit a grief response in clients across the adult life cycle.
  2. Recognize the different grief responses the clients may exhibit as a result of loss or change.
  3. Describe and apply different strategies and tools for therapeutically supporting clients who are experiencing grief