Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

Many think we should look for “closure” after a loss, but the process of finding meaning and a clear direction out of their pain can transform mental health support into a deeper, more hopeful experience. How can mental health professionals help their people in grief shift from simply exploring pain to experiencing healing and even posttraumatic growth?

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply meaning-making strategies to help people in grief cope with all types of loss
  2. Identify ways to use meaning to help people in grief remember with more love than pain
  3. Review techniques for using meaning to help others resolve the internal struggle of “why did this happen?” and “why did this happen to me?”
  4. Identify strategies that incorporate meaning mechanisms to help clients cope with complicated grieving / prolonged grieving
  5. Utilize strategies to help people in grief address guilt, shame and stigma associated with loss
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Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.

Instructional Methodology

On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.