Amanda Bergner

BA, University of Virginia. MS, Genetic Counseling, University of California–Berkeley. An associate professor of genetic counseling and director of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Training Program at Columbia University, she has also worked as a senior neurology product manager at Ambry Genetics and a genetic counselor and researcher in neurology and genetics at Johns Hopkins. SLC, 2015–​

Graduate Courses

Human Genetics 2017-2018

Grief, Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Practice

Graduate Seminar—Fall and Spring

This course is offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

The Grief, Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Practice course provides theoretical constructs for understanding the personal and intrapersonal meanings of loss, as well as practical short-term interventions that facilitate healthy grief reactions for bereaved families. The course structure includes lectures, case studies, discussion, role play, experiential exercises, videos, papers, and student projects. Special emphasis is placed upon the student’s own professional development as a grief/adaptation counselor through increased self-awareness.