Professional Grief Training

Grief and Loss Training Available

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

All interested practitioners are welcome.

Level 1 – The Basics of Grief and Loss

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Jan 08 - Feb 12 – Register Now
About the Course

In association with Living through Loss Counselling Society of BC, the Vancouver Center for Loss & Bereavement, will be offering a 6 week on line training program for social workers, teachers, school counselors, crisis workers, therapists, palliative care nurses, funeral home employees, or any individual who wants to explore bereavement issues related to their clients or communities.

Module 1:

Grief & Loss: The Basics Introduction to grief & loss: the basics of bereavement- traditional & contemporary models of grief & loss;

Module 2:

Complex Bereavement Complicated Grief & Traumatic Loss

Module 3.

Special Issues in Complicated Grief & Traumatic Loss Multiple Losses, Ambiguous Mourning, Disenfranchised Grief, Anticipatory Mourning.

Module 4:

Bereavement: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Sudden Death Homicide, Suicide, Drug & Alcohol Related Deaths

Module 5:

Bereavement: Death in the Family child, parent, grandparents, beloved family members & friends (including pet loss)

Module 6: (a)

Caregiver resiliency caring for family and friends with chronic or terminal related diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer, Parkinson’s

Module 6: (b)

How Culture & Religion affect the way we grieve. The sessions are facilitated by a grief and loss therapist/trainer from the Centre. A mix of delivery mediums are integrated in the online forums from video, audio and Skype when able. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the training. *The on line course can be offered to organizations or groups on a customized basis to meet time frames outside of the class dates offered.

Cost:

$495.00

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Level 2 – Advanced Practices and Topics in Grief and Loss

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Feb 06 - Feb 27 – Register Now

 

About the Course

A four week online professional training program for counsellors, therapists, social workers, school counsellors, crisis workers, palliative care nurses and hospice workers, funeral home employees, death doula’s, or any individual who wants to continue their exploration of bereavement issues, strategies and tools to assist their clients and/or communities where they live and serve. Participants in Level 2 must have successfully completed Level 1 -The Basics, either an in-class or on-line offering. The course format consists of a live presentation by the course facilitator/senior therapist on an advanced topic each week. Live presentations are interactive with class participants through q&a formats. Participants have access to weekly materials covered in each of the four modules with supplemental articles and research if germane to the topics covered. In some weeks the participants will be provided cases to review, analyze and present within the weekly Forum structure. Pre-class start up each learner will be sent a survey on griever styles to complete. An overview of the styles and importance of understanding your own griever style will be presented in Week 1.

Module 1:

Building connection with the griever. Styles of grief and the importance to the counselling relationship; tools to use to build connection; the physicality of grief

Module 2:

Effective Modalities in working with a griever. EMDR, Neurofeedback, Choice theory & the Basic Needs, Case presentation and the application of these modalities

Module 3:

Special Issues in grief work. Understanding the criticality of secondary losses, Community grief, Workplace loss, mass layoffs, terminations, death in the workplace, including critical incident debrief protocols with a focus on grief & loss.

Module 4:

Growth and Development in grief. A look at strategies and practices for working with longer term clients in their grief work.  Case reviews and discussion on what growing in grief means to you and your clients. A mix of delivery mediums are integrated in the online forums from video, audio, and Zoom Video conferencing. A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the training. *Any or all our online courses can be offered to organizations or groups on a customized basis to meet time frames and training goals outside of the class dates advertised.

Cost: $520.00

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How to Facilitate a six-week Support Group for Grievers- Loss through Death Support Group

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more dates coming soon
About the Course

A two-week online course for any individual who wants to develop understanding and a method for facilitating a 6-week Loss through Death Group, in the organization, or community.

The online program is divided into two Modules presented each week by one of the Centre’s expert therapists/trainers. The format for the online course is a 30-minute live presentation by the course facilitator at the start of each week. Participants go online to review weekly material and participate with other registrants and facilitators in Forum questions and answers.

Module 1: Week 1

30-minute live presentation- covering general introduction of grief and loss, review of models of grief, elements of an effective support group, an in-depth review of sessions 1, 2 & 3 of your six-week support group

Module 2: Week 2

30-minute live presentation- covering questions arising from Week 1 Forum discussions, in depth review of sessions 4, 5 & 6 of the six-week support group. Session 6 covers things to think about when you are in your last session with the group; some rituals and practices and closing off activities are presented.

Sessions are facilitated by a grief and loss therapist/trainer from the Centre.

A mix of delivery mediums are integrated in the online forums from video, audio, Skype when applicable to the class.

A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the training.

*Any or all our online courses can be offered to organizations or groups on a customized basis to meet time frames and training goals outside of the class dates advertised.

Cost: $295.00 (includes a copy of the How-to Manual)

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How to Facilitate a Support Group for Carers: After the Death of a Person with Dementia, Alzheimer, and other Brain Related Disease.

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About the Course

A two-week online course for any individual who wants to develop understanding and a method for facilitating a 6-week support group for individuals who have suffered the death of a loved one attributable to Alzheimer’s or a Dementia related disease.

The online program is divided into two Modules presented each week by one of the Centre’s expert therapists/trainers. The format for the online course is a 30-minute live presentation by the course facilitator at the start of each week. Participants go online to review weekly material and participate with other registrants and facilitators in Forum questions and answers.

Module 1: Week 1

30-minute live presentation- unique characteristics and aspects of deaths related to terminal illnesses, specifically Alzheimer and Dementia related diseases; general introduction of grief and loss, review of models of grief, elements of an effective support group, an in-depth review of sessions 1, 2 & 3 of your six-week support group

Module 2: Week 2

30-minute live presentation- covering questions arising from Week 1 Forum discussions, discussion on the uniqueness of protracted deaths; disenfranchised loss and an in-depth review of sessions 4, 5 & 6 of the six-week support group. Session 6 covers things to think about when you are in your last session with the group; some rituals and practices and closing off activities are presented.

Sessions are facilitated by a grief and loss therapist/trainer from the Centre.

A mix of delivery mediums are integrated in the online forums from video, audio, Skype when applicable to the class.

A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the training.

  • *Any or all our online courses can be offered to organizations or groups on a customized basis to meet time frames and training goals outside of the class dates advertised.

Cost: $295.00 (includes a copy of the How-to Manual)

see full list of trainings below

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Who will benefit from this training?

Professionals such as:

  • counsellors
  • therapists
  • social workers
  • school counselors
  • crisis workers
  • palliative care nurses
  • hospice workers
  • funeral home employees
  • death doulas

Certification

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training.

On-line Training

A mix of delivery mediums are integrated in the online forums from video, audio, Skype when applicable to the class.

The on-line course can be offered to organizations or groups on a customized basis to meet time frames outside of the class dates offered.

Instructors

The sessions are facilitated by a grief and loss therapist/trainer from the Centre.

Upcoming Training

Level 1 – The Basics of Grief and Loss


Jan 08 - Feb 12
Register Now

How to Facilitate a six-week Support Group for Grievers – Loss through Death Support Group

more dates coming soon

Level 2 – Advanced Practices and Topics in Grief and Loss


Feb 06 - Feb 27
Register Now

How to Facilitate a Support Group for Carers: After the Death of a Person with Dementia, Alzheimer, and other Brain Related Disease.

more dates coming soon

References 2019

Comments from participants attending online courses:

Online: How to Facilitate a 6 week Loss through Death Support Group

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The greatest strengths of the course was the knowledge and experience of the facilitators.

Cheryl Hansen

2019

The material presented via conference call was very clear and helpful to the work I did each week online. Great course, thank you!

Lisa Lenz

2019

I found the greatest strengths of the course to be the handouts and the journaling prompts. I can see adapting those both into the bereavement walking group that I co-facilitate.

I can see how the information that I learned here will change things in my practice especially coming from the bereavement perspective.

Jennifer Brooker

2019

Level 1 online: The Basics-Grief & Loss

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Loved this course – the readings, the assignments and the responses from our facilitator. Each week I was impressed with how much information I learned and retained. Thanks so much!

Jacci

2019

I am so grateful for this opportunity for online learning. Living in a remote area is difficult sometimes to access quality training easily. Thank you so much for providing this. I really found the ability to take part in discussion most helpful and to read other’s answers.

Jo Anne Alexander

2019

There was a nice variety in the course material. I loved the techniques and tools that were provided so I not only gained knowledge but tangible tools to now use in my job setting.

The videos were a nice change from just reading. The articles helped provide further information for the weeks topic.

Megan Hamilton

2019

What past participants have said about the Level 1 Online Course

Thank you for providing this course. I’ve gotten exactly what I was looking for which was a better understanding of grief and bereavement.

I feel that I’ve grown personally and that I’ve ventured into some places that I have previously closed off and did so with eyes wide open.

I believe that I will be able to help people in their grief management and especially with the help of professional grief counsellors.

Rob Vreugde

2018

I’m so satisfied with this course. I’ve attended so many certificate courses and trainings and this is far the best!!!

Christine Vincencio

2018

I enjoyed the dialogue between the facilitators and other students – I learned a lot!

Thanks for the wonderful course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very engaging.

Bev Nolan

2018

The greatest strengths of the course are the content was great.

It is also very interesting to hear from other participants. Great set up! Thoroughly enjoyed the course and I learned so much! Thank you!

Beth Kish

Exec. Director, Peace Arch Hospice Society

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