CEU Grief Workshops

ANNOUNCING SUMMER WEBINAR: Supporting Grieving Students in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8th 10:00am-12:00pm PST

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures and now is the right time to sharpen your skills so you can be there for students grieving the death of someone close. In anticipation that the first Global Pandemic will directly impact students in the LAUSD and other school settings this fall those skills will be even more necessary since many children and teens will depend on school personnel for not only academic support but mental health support as well. This course will provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to use in your work with students during these challenging times and beyond.

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Training Objectives:

  • Learn a state-of-the art model for understanding the grief process and how COVID-19 impacts grief in unique ways
  • Look at children’s’ grief through a developmental and a cultural lens
  • Acquire effective intervention strategies for use with individuals and groups
  • Discuss the importance of self-care to avoid secondary traumatization

Intensive Grief Training Program

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 Intensive Grief Training

Next Available Session, Virtual Training, August 12, 2020

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 intensive grief training.
The upcoming grief training session, beginning August 12, 2020, will be available virtually.

Join OUR August Training Waitlist

If you have any questions please reach out to the event coordinator, Joanne Weingarten, Psy.D.:
joannew@ourhouse-grief.org 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 Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT, CT
Special Projects Director

As a professional speaker, author, and therapist certified in thanatology, Fredda presents trainings and workshops throughout the country on end of life and grief. She established the OUR HOUSE Medical and Clergy Education programs and is the co-author of Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief. Fredda maintains a private psychotherapy practice and has created a series of guided imagery/relaxation CDs. 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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