Grief Intensive Training

Grief Intensive Training

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

  • Our grief workshop and intensive training course provides a theoretical and practical approach to grief support to implement in work with grieving children, adolescents, and adults. Those who complete this training will have the opportunity to enhance and practice intervention skills and to reflect upon their own comfort with and understanding of death and bereavement. The thorough review of grief theories, relevant case examples, practical knowledge of interventions with both individuals and groups, and different views of the healing and meaning-making process, allow participants to take a multi-dimensional approach to learning how to be a competent and effective practitioner in grief care.

Three-Day Grief Intensive Training

Next Available Session, August 9-11, 2023

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
  • The healing potential of grief work
  • Self-care and compassion fatigue
  • Age-appropriate language for explaining death, suicide, and funerals to children 


August 9-11, 2023 (Wednesday-Friday) Grief Intensive Training

Thank you for your interest in our 3-day grief intensive training.

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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.

Maddy Goodreau, LCSW
Senior Clinical and Volunteer Coordinator 

Maddy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of non-profit experience. As Senior Clinical and Volunteer Coordinator, she conducts trainings for mental health and medical professionals to prepare them to competently support patients, clients and families around death, dying and grief. Maddy’s previous professional experiences include child and family therapy, case management, non-profit development, and program management. Throughout her professional career, the constant guiding forces have been a deep commitment to the value and dignity of each life and the critical importance of the formation of positive relationships. She received a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago.

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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