Become a certified provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care®
Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification® is brought to you by the Center for Loss and Trauma in partnership with the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust.
Four-day, intensive training program approved for 30 continuing education hours in Stony Point, NY.
Course taught by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.
Upcoming training dates are September 24 – 27, 2015
The Art of Traumatic Grief Counseling
Are you a mental health provider, social worker, psychologist, nurse, physician, spiritual leader/counselor, school counselor, or other licensed professional who wishes to learn how to truly help those suffering from the traumatic death of a loved one? Do you work with bereaved parents or grieving family members after suicide, homicide, accidents, or other losses?
You can help in your community. The MISS Foundation, an international nonprofit group which aids parents whose children die, and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust receive calls and emails from around the world every day looking for competent clinicians who can help guide them through the dark abyss of traumatic grief. Unfortunately, there are few clinicians who specialize in this very unique and painful type of loss. Our foundations are partnering to bring this important, timely INTENSIVE four-day training in traumatic grief to providers around the world. It’s a RARE opportunity to become a Certified Provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care (R), a mindfulness-based non-medicalized approach to traumatic grief, with trainings held in stunning Sedona, Arizona (30 CEUs offered).
What is traumatic grief? Current literature recognizes traumatic grief as the death of a baby or child, violent death, suicide, homicide, and untimely deaths.
How does this certification help? We believe that counseling those affected by traumatic grief is an art that is informed by science.
The Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification® is AN INTENSIVE FOUR-DAY training program. You will feel better prepared to help clients and patients suffering these losses. In addition, preliminary evidence suggests this model helps prevent vicarious trauma and improve psychosocial outcomes for providers.
Offering 30 continuing education credits, this ONE-OF-A-KIND, SPECIALIZED program, prepares you for an in-demand field of training often overlooked in graduate and post-graduate training. Once approved, you will be added to our database of certified providers. You can expect to learn the biological/brain, psychological/emotional, social/interpersonal, and spiritual/existential effects of trauma grief on individuals, families, communities, and generations. You will be better prepared to work with a highly specialized and vulnerable population. In addition, you will also have an opportunity to explore the latest empirical research on mindfulness, grief, self-care and compassion and the short and long-term benefits to self and other.
One grieving mother, treated by a provider trained in our approach said, “I’d been to four different counselors… and felt hopeless. She gave me back my life and cannot be more grateful to have learned to live in both grief and love.”
What is the pedagogical model of the training? The model we use is actually more of a framework based in the art of full presence. ATTEND (attunement, trust, therapeutic touch, egalitarianism, nuance, and death education) is a mindful and evidence-based, culturally sensitive paradigm for compassionate care to the traumatically bereaved which does not pathologize grief (Thieleman & Cacciatore, 2013; Cacciatore, 2010; Cacciatore & Flint, 2011; Cacciatore & Thieleman, 2012; Thieleman & Cacciatore, 2014). This model has been shown to reduce depressive, anxious, and trauma symptomatology in both clients and clinicians.
30 continuing education credits provided. This training is being held in Stony Point Center, NY, nestled in the Lower Hudson River Valley, between New York City and West Point. Come a day or two early and enjoy the beauty! Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider # PCE234). Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider # CEP11235).