Certification Training

Europe

Offers in Spain and Portugal...

In collaboration with the Fundació Hospital Sant Jaume i Santa Magdalena, PI provides multi-day intensive training series in Meaning Reconstruction Grief Therapy for professionals from diverse disciplines in Spain and Portugal.  These series are recognized by the Department of Health of the Government of Catalunya and are accredited by the Catalan Council for the Continuing Education of Health Professionals.

Coming Onsite Series

June 6-8, 2020

Barcelona, Spain

This 3-day series includes essential skills for addressing grief and its complications in a form that is coherent with the theoretical frame of meaning reconstruction.  Building on a constructivist approach to both death and non-death losses, participants will learn a range of dialogical, reflective and narrative procedures for reconstructing a symbolic bond with the deceased, addressing unfinished business in the relationship, recognizing subtle and significant sources of both loss and growth in their own lives and those of their clients, and deepening work with implicit emotions and internal positions through expressive methods, body work, and creative writing.  With ample opportunities to view actual videos of work with clients, witness live demonstrations, and receive coaching in a "hands on" practicum with selected methods, the goal is to offer participants a well-stocked toolkit of therapeutic techniques to use with a broad diversity of grieving clients.

This series has the recognition of Activity of Health Interest issued by the Department of Health of the Government of Catalunya (Registration No.: 9002E/87/2019) and is accredited with 5.0 credits by the Catalan Council for the Continuing Education of Health Professionals (09/025079-PG).

For further details on this onsite series, click here.

Program Faculty:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD; Agnieszka Konopka, PhD; and more.

Credits: Participants in this series are eligible for credits for Technique Modules, Case Studies and Practicum for Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.

Note: This series will be conducted in English with Spanish translation.

June 15-17, 2020

Madrid, Spain

This 3-day series includes the Core Courses addressing grief and its complications, providing a theoretical frame of grief therapy, and conveying practical and research informed strategies for facilitating meaning reconstruction. This phase of the training introduces the constructivist, narrative perspective, according to which grief requires an attempt to reaffirm or reconstruct a world of meaning that has been challenged by the loss. Participants learn trauma-informed interventions relevant to processing the event story of loss (e.g. Narrative Retelling), and attachment-informed interventions (e.g. Introducing the Loved One) related to accessing the back story of the relationship and reconstructing the symbolic bond.

This series has the recognition of Activity of Health Interest issued by the Department of Health of the Government of Catalunya (Registration No.: 9002E/87/2019) and is accredited with 5.0 credits by the Catalan Council for the Continuing Education of Health Professionals (09/025079-PG).

For further details on this onsite series, click here.

Program Faculty:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD; Agnieszka Konopka, PhD; and more.

Credits: Participants in this series are eligible for credits for Core Courses for Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.

Note: This series will be conducted in English with Spanish translation.

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