Grieving Together 2.0




No parent wants to bury their child, and for those who lose children, the grieving process can be long and painful. Grieving Together 2.0 will walk mental health professionals through ways to help clients grieve both the loss of a child and the often-unrecognized loss of infertility and miscarriage.


Learning Objectives

Participants will…

  1. Describe the grieving process for a couple who has experienced infertility
  2. Identify key aspects of grief as the result of a loss of a child
  3. Outline how a couple can walk through grief together


Lesson Titles and Descriptions

GRT 101: When the Quiver is Empty: Grieving Infertility, Miscarriage, or Still Birth 
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Infertility is a silent struggle that results in a powerful sense of loss and grief that often goes unseen. In this lecture, Dr. Eric Scalise shares his personal story with sensitivity and compassion. Mental health professionals must be aware of the facts, statistics, and grief responses that infertile couples face in order to effectively help with the grieving process.

Runtime: 50 minutes 45 seconds

GRT 102: When Tragedy Strikes: The Death of a Child
H. Norman Wright, D.Min.
Losing a child is one of the most painful losses a person can experience. In this presentation, Dr. H. Norman Wright describes his personal experience with the loss of his son and provides information for mental health professionals working with those who have lost children.

Runtime: 46 minutes 3 seconds

GRT 103: Loss in Marriage: Helping Couples Grieve Together
Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.
Couples experience a variety of losses throughout life, some typical and some atypical. In this lecture, Dr. Jared Pingleton discusses the types of losses that couples face and how mental health professionals can help walk a couple through a challenging time of grief and loss.

Runtime: 50 minutes 24 seconds

Continuing Education

2.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

2.25 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: