Professional Grief Training

In association with Living through Loss Counselling Society of BC, the Vancouver Center for Loss & Bereavement offers Grief and Loss Training for Professionals.

 

 

Grief and Loss Training for Professionals

Course Descriptions

Grief and Loss Training for Professionals

Level 1 – The Basics

Training will cover:

  • The basics of bereavement
  • Complex Bereavement Complicated Grief & Traumatic Loss
  • Special Issues in Complicated Grief – Ambiguos Mourning & Disenfranchised Grief
  • Bereavment: Homicide & Suicide
  • Death of Child
  • Community Grief
  • Cultural & religious sensitivity with regards to grief
  • Caregiver resiliency

The sessions are facilitated by a grief and loss therapist/trainer with The Vancouver Centre for Loss and Bereavement.

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training.

Grief and Loss Training for Professionals

Level 2 – Advanced

Training will cover:

  • Understanding “the brain on grief” and impact on grievers; effective interventions, e.g. EMDR, Nuerofeedback
  • Reality therapy: examination of an effective model for working in bereavement and grief
  • Suicide: in depth examination of suicide including assisted suicide
  • Loss of Health: disease and aging issues are explored in depth
  • Community Grief: impact of global & constant public violence, grief and the importance of ritual in healing
  • Resilience & Self care: Effective interventions for therapists/counsellors in on-going work with grievers.

The sessions are facilitated by a grief and loss therapist/trainer with The Vancouver Centre for Loss and Bereavement.

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training.

Who will benefit from this training?

Professionals such as:

  • social workers
  • teachers
  • funeral home employees
  • school counselors
  • crisis workers
  • therapists
  • palliative care nurses

or any individual who wants to explore bereavement issues related to their clients or communities.

Location

Training is provided in Vancouver as well as on Vancouver Island.
Training is also available online.

Registration

Click on an event below for more information and registration.

Upcoming Training

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice(email or in writing) at least three business days before the course begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $50 administration fee). Withdrawal from the course once it has started will be handled on a case by case basis.

On-line Training

The following is the link to our On-line Training website.  You will receive a username and password to log in.

http://training.livingthroughloss.ca