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DR. phyllis koSminsky

Dr. Kosminsky is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer for professional and lay audiences. Topics she has spoken on include Coping and Grief, Psychotherapy for Complicated Grief, Loss in Everyday Life, and Attachment Informed Grief Therapy. She has conducted Continuing Education Credit trainings for clinicians in the United States, and professional trainings worldwide.

Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: Interventions to create safety, strengthen self-capacities and promote re-engagement”. Two 3-hour training sessions for the University of Hong Kong, December 1st and December 8th, 2020.

Presentations

“Heart to Heart: Attachment and Emotion Regulation in Grief Therapy.” Portland Institute for 
Loss and Transition, November 25, 2020.

“An Attachment Informed Understanding of Grief and Grief Therapy” and “Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: Identifying and Addressing Attachment-related Complications in Bereavement” Two 3-hour training session for the University of Texas School of Social Work, October 28th and 29th, 2020. 

“Living and Coping with Loss in Everyday Life.” University of Albany School of Social Work, September 10, 2020.

“Contemporary Neuroscience and Attachment Theory: Implications for an Attachment-informed Approach to Grief Therapy.” National Association of Social Workers Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, June 6, 2019.

“Attachment Theory and Grief Support.” Webinar presented for the Hospice Foundation of America. June 19, 2018.

“Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: Identifying and Addressing Attachment Related Complications in Bereavement.” Baylor Scott & White Health 10th Biennial Bereavement Conference. Temple, Texas, September 24th, 2016.


“Early Attachment Trauma: Impact on Adult Grief and Implications for Treatment” 2nd International Conference on Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience in Israel and the World.” Eilat, Israel, January 14, 2016.

“How New Insights about the Brain are Helping us Understand Attachment and Loss.” Keynote presented at the 2014 Conference of the Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

"Helping People Heal from Grief: Using our Minds and our Hearts." Essentia Health/St. Mary's 2014 Fall Conference, Deluth, Minnesota (featured speaker).

“Research that Matters to Clinicians.” Presented at the 2013 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Los Angeles, California.

“Bringing an Attachment Focus to Work with the Bereaved.” Presented with John Jordan, Ph.D. at the 2012 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Understanding New Research with Practical Ways to Incorporate it Into Your Practice.” Webinar presented in 2011 through the Associate for Death Education and Counseling.

“Dreams are Stories we Tell Ourselves in Our Sleep.” Presented at the 2010 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Kansas City, Missouri.

“Meaning Making and Making Meaning: Moving Outside the Circle of Grief.” Presented at the 2009 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Dallas, Texas.

“Grief Work with a Client with Traumatic Brain Injury.” Presented at the 2008 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Montreal, Canada.

“Helping Bereaved Clients Identify, Develop and Utilize Resources.” Presented at the 2007 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Indianapolis, Indiana.

“SEAM: Repairing the Fabric of Life after Traumatic Loss”. 2nd International Conference on Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience in Israel and the World.” Eilat, Israel January 12, 2016.

“Early attachment experience: Impact on adult grief and implications for treatment.” Webinar presented for the Association for Death Education and Counseling, December 16, 2015.

“Helping people heal from grief.” Full day presentation for the Essentia Health/St. Mary’s 2014 Fall Conference, Duluth, Minnesota.

“Bringing an Attachment Focus to Work with the Bereaved.” Presented with John Jordan, Ph.D. at the 2012 meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Dr Phyllis Kosminsky is engaging, knowledgeable, funny, personable - I could have listened to her talk all day."

"Phyllis is an amazing presenter. All the knowledge and passion comes through in her presentation and she delivers the material in a style that communicates her empathy and caring attitude." 

"Personally, it was a joy for me to work w/ you from start to finish and I hope that our paths cross again."

"I learned new skills and strategies that I will use in my work, and I have greater confidence in my ability to address these very pertinent issues."

"The videos and PowerPoint were excellent. The presenter was exceptional in demonstrating use of self in the therapeutic relationship."

"Dr. Phyllis Kosminsky did a fabulous job!! She was very interesting, easy to understand and very informative. She was
able to talk/teach about a tough subject with ease, humor, and stories. I also appreciate how she gave ways to
put the knowledge into practice."

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