Grief Training Intensive

Grief Training Intensive

Death is a part of life. Grief is the natural response. Yet many professionals have not had the training nor developed the skills to support clients through this tumultuous journey, which is why OUR grief workshop and intensive training course provides a theoretical and practical approach to grief support to use in your work with grieving children, adolescents, and/or adults. You will have the opportunity to enhance and practice your skills and to reflect upon your own comfort in dealing with death and bereavement.
OUR HOUSE, the leading grief support center and training facility in Los Angeles, offers comprehensive trainings for mental health clinicians, clergy, school personnel, and medical and hospice professionals. Through lecture, case discussions, small group activities, and role plays, these grief workshops will enhance your ability to counsel grieving clients in both private practice and agency settings.

Training Objective

  • Learn a state-of-the art model for understanding the grief process
  • Explore how your own grief experiences impact your work
  • Acquire effective intervention strategies for use with groups and individual clients
  • Experience all this in a safe, supportive environment as you practice these skills under the guidance of experienced clinicians specializing in grief

Three-Day Grief Training Intensive

Next Available Session, Virtual Training, August 12, 19 & 26

This 3-day intensive training provides in-depth education including intervention strategies and hands-on practice for professionals who work with grieving adults and children.

  • Grief across the life-span
  • Theoretical models for understanding grief
  • Cultural diversity among Grievers
  • How traumatic death affects the grieving process
  • Age-appropriate language for explaining death, suicide, and funerals to children
  • The healing potential of grief work
  • Self-care and compassion fatigue

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August 2020 Virtual Training Session 

Thank you for your interest in our 3-day grief training intensive.
The upcoming grief training session, beginning August 12, 2020, will be available virtually.

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If you have any questions please reach out to the event coordinator, Joanne Weingarten, Psy.D.: or (424) 220-6641.

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OUR HOUSE is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider # 124762) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.

OUR HOUSE maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15119, for 21 contact hours, and approved by the Nursing Home Administrator Program, Provider #CEP 1718.”

***Arrangements and accommodations will be made available to those with disabilities***

Quotes from previous attendees:

 “When I think of all the grieving clients I’ve had in the past, I wish I knew then what I know now.”

“A thoughtful and sensitive approach to a very difficult topic. All activities were handled with a great deal of empathy and time to appropriately respond to issues.”

About OUR Presenters

Lauren Schneider, LCSW
Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Programs

Lauren, a nationally recognized authority on Children’s Grief, has provided trainings for mental health clinicians, educators, clergy, health care providers and graduate students throughout the community since 2000. Lauren is the author of “Children Grieve Too: A Handbook for Parents of Grieving Children.” She also created “My Memory Book…for grieving children” as well as grief-related curricula for use at Camp Erin Los Angeles and in OUR HOUSE grief support groups. Lauren is the Associate Producer of “One Last Hug…and a few smooches” an Emmy award winning HBO documentary about Children’s Grief. She trains and supervises OUR HOUSE group leaders as well as MSW and MFT clinicians and students. Lauren maintains a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in grief and loss.

Fredda WassermanMA, MPH, LMFT, CT

MA, MPH, LMFT, CT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.   Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, Fredda specializes in the healing connection between mind, body, heart, and soul in her work with people who are diagnosed with life-changing illness, those who are grieving, and those who are going through transition in their lives.   Fredda received her Masters degree in Health Education & Health Administration from the UCLA School of Public Health and her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.  Fredda served as the Clinical Director of Adult Programs at OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center for 16 years, where she developed educational programs for medical and mental health professionals, educators, and clergy.   She is the co-author with Norine Dresser of SAYING GOODBYE TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief. Fredda was the 2011 recipient of the OUR HOUSE Founder’s Award.   Recognized as an expert in death, dying, and bereavement, Fredda has devoted her career to life’s final chapter.

Cancellation Policy:
Refund less $25 refunded upon written request received 10 days prior to course date.
No refunds thereafter.

Course Completion Certificates:
Credentials will be awarded on the final day of training.

Please report concerns directly to the Executive Director.
OUR HOUSE encourages prompt reporting of complaints so that we can take appropriate action.

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