Certification Training

North America

Early Bird till January 31, 2020

5-Day Stay-In Registration: $1,500 ONLY!

(Inclusive of 4-night accommodation and all meals during the stay period)

5-Day Non-Stayer Registration: $1,050

(Inclusive of breakfast and lunch during the retreat without accommodation)

Onsite accommodation rooms are limited. 

Room booking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join us in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, for our 5 Days / 4 Nights Grief Therapy Learning Retreat that offers close access to an internationally renowned selection of Portland Institute faculty, who provide substantial training in the latest research and practice on meaning-oriented grief therapies.  Drawing on a blend of systematic instruction, practical demonstrations, clinical videos, and small group exercises, every session is designed to deliver "tools you can use" in bereavement support and grief therapy settings. 

Program

Come and listen to our Daily Keynote by such field leaders as Robert A. Neimeyer, Barbara Thompson and Wendy Lichtenthal, and select from our specially designed Parallel Program Tracks:

  • Professional training in meaning-oriented grief therapy; 

  • Self-renewal and personal growth as a grief therapist; and

  • Participation in our Artful Grief Studio, yoga, meditation walk, and more...

For more information:

Program Faculty

Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD; Barbara Thompson, OTD, LCSW, OTR/L; Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD; Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT; Lara Krawchuck, MSW, LCSW; Agnieszka Konopka, Phd; Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT, MMSAC, RegCLR; and more...  See the full List of Presenters here.

Portland Institute Credits

Depending on the sessions attended, you may get credits for up to:

  • 12 Techniques Modules,

  • 2 Case Studies; and/or

  • 10 Practicum Studio.

All the above credits lead to Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.

Earn up to 22.5 APA approved CE credits for one low fee.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits: 

This conference has been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists.  Full attendance is required at each session for which you are claiming CE credit.  Partial credit is not awarded.  The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the program.

Bon Secours
Retreat & Conference Center
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Phone: (410) 442-3120
Fax: (410) 442-8219

Location: The 5-day, 4-night residential Learning Retreat will be held in the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center in Baltimore, MD.  Located just minutes from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this beautiful non-sectarian 300-acre site provides a perfect setting for both a learning conference and a personal retreat.  Please download the following attachments for more information:

Commonly known as "Charm City", and being Maryland's largest city and economic hub, Baltimore is colorful and diverse, with the world-famous Inner Harbor; renowned museums and attractions; award-winning restaurants; a locally loved music scene, and hip and historic neighborhoods.  it is worth considering extending the trip and get ready to explore a truly authentic American city (click here for tourist information).  The many museums and cultural attractions of Washington, DC are also within easy driving distance.

Early Bird till January 31, 2020

5-Day Stay-In Registration: $1,500 ONLY!

(Inclusive of 4-night accommodation and all meals during the stay period)

5-Day Non-Stayer Registration: $1,050

(Inclusive of breakfast and lunch during the retreat without accommodation)

Onsite accommodation rooms are limited. 

Room booking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alternative Accommodation: 

Turf Valley Resort 

2700 Turf Valley Road

Ellicott City MD 21042

(Only 7 minutes away from Bon Secours)

Website: https://www.turfvalley.com/

Tel: 410-465-1500

Remember to mention "Bon Secours" to receive the Bon Secours Mercy Health rate of $111.00++/night (subject to room availability upon booking).

For any enquiries, simply email Carolyn.

Generously sponsored by:

Gold Sponsorship

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