Live Training

Compassion-Based Practices

in Grief Therapy

Earn Credit for 1 Practicum Module toward

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction or 

 Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses

Offered by the Portland Institute.

November 20, 2020

9-11am, PDT


November 23, 2020

9-11am, SGT

Presented by

Darcy L. Harris, RN, RSW, PhD, FT

Associate Professor and Thanatology Coordinator

King's University Collage, London, Canada

Faculty Mentor

Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

USD$99 for 3-hour module

Working with people who have experienced significant losses can be emotionally intense and difficult, especially in situations where the loss itself is ongoing or where the ramifications of the loss have a continuous ripple effect for clients. This session will build upon the components of compassion (mindfulness, presence, and common humanity) in a practical way, offering various compassion-based practices and skills for effective support of grieving clients in a way that is sustainable for clinicians. 


  • Explore specific compassion-based practices that can be helpful to grieving clients;

  • Describe the role of sustainability related to a compassionate stance in situations where grief is chronic, intense, and/or exceptionally difficult; and

  • Explore the GRACE model of compassionate response.



  • 9-11am, PDT: Portland, OR, which corresponds to 12-2pm in New York, 5-7 pm in London, and 6-8 pm in Amsterdam.

  • 9-11am, SGT: Singapore, which corresponds to 9am-11am in Hong Kong and Perth, 10am-12pm in Tokyo, 11am-1pm in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Zoom meeting link and the module materials will be emailed to all registrants in due course.


Presenting Faculty

Darcy L. Harris, RN, RSW, PhD, FT is an Associate Professor and the Thanatology Coordinator at King’s University College in London, Canada, where she also maintains a private clinical practice specializing in issues related to change, loss, and transition.  Darcy developed the undergraduate degree program in Thanatology at King’s University College.  She has served on the board of directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and is a current member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement.  She is a series co-editor for Routledge Publishing Company’s Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series.  Her publications include Counting our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life (Routledge), Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice (Routledge), Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling (Springer), The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Routledge), and Non-Death Loss and Grief: Context and Clinical Implications (Routledge).  Darcy serves as a faculty mentor with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.

Darcy L. Harris,


USD$99 for 3-hour module

For other enquiries, simply email Carolyn.

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