Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Looking for serious professional training in

grief counseling and bereavement support?

Mix Online and Onsite Training to

Make Rapid Progress to Certification!

Loss and grief are a part of life, but ironically they are not a part of postgraduate training for most students and practitioners in the mental health professions.  
Now the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition is offering, not only onsite, but also live and online training in grief counseling and therapy leading toward Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction (GTMR), followed by different specialty tracks.  
You can mix online training and onsite events in any combination, supplementing your past and future onsite credits with a growing list of Core Courses, Techniques Modules, Practicum Modules, and Case Studies currently or soon to be available in either format.  
Simply enroll in the GTMR Certification Program and become a full-fledged member of the PI learning community.  Welcome on board!




Dr. Jill Harrington interviews Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer,

Director of the Portland Institute


Click ADEC logo for link to interview

What principles can guide your practice in the context of the current pandemic? 

In this special feature, we share the wisdom of a selection of PI faculty who offer insights and ideas relevant to counseling clients of all ages who are contending with complicated losses in the current climate.  Just click the heading above to browse the Principles of Practice with full details, and check back for a growing list of contributions in the days to come.

Upcoming Live Training

Portland, OR, USA

November 25, 2020

Heart to Heart - Publicity Poster (PNG).

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Portland, OR, USA

December 9, 2020



December 11, 2020

Trauma, Loss and Doll Making - Publicity

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Portland, OR, USA

January 8, 2021



January 11, 2021

OMR Book Club 2 - Publicity Poster (PNG)

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 Training in
Grief Therapy

The Portland Institute is committed to offering accessible and affordable training in grief therapy to professionals throughout the world.  Click here to learn more about both onsite and online offerings currently available, or to arrange a training series in your area.


Are you or your staff serious about developing competencies in grief therapy based on the latest evidence-informed perspectives? 

Click here for more information on our unique Certification Programs in Grief Therapy.

Portland Institute

Portland Institute faculty include many of the leading figures in the field of grief therapy and bereavement care, as well as highly skilled practitioners specializing in particular populations, problems and procedures.  Click here to access faculty profiles and services offered.



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