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.
August 2021 Virtual Training Session
Thank you for your interest in our 3-day grief intensive training.
The upcoming grief training session, beginning August 6, 2021, will be available virtually.
With the onslaught of this global pandemic, death a nd grief became part of the daily conversation, yet in western culture many people still struggle to find the words to support grieving friends or family. Few clinicians feel prepared to counsel grieving children and teens impacted by COVID and other ilnesses, let alone deaths related to despair and violence in our community. This experiential course will provide you with theoretical and practical approaches to use in your work with grieving children and teens. You will have the opportunity to both enhance and practice your skills and to reflect upon your own comfort in dealing with death and bereavement.
July 2021 Virtual Training Session
Thank you for your interest in Creative Approaches to Griefwork with Children
The upcoming grief training session on Friday, July 16, will be available virtually.
• Learn a state-of-the art model for understanding the grief process at different stages of development.
• Explore how your own grief experiences impact your work.
• Acquire effective intervention strategies for use with groups and individual clients.
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.”
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.
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.