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Grief Counseling Training
in Baltimore, MD

5-Day / 4-Night
Grief Therapy Learning Retreat

with Robert Neimeyer, PhD & World-Class Faculty

Earn up to 21 APA-Approved CE Credits or
Category 1 Social Work CE Credits
Plus Credits for Orientation, Techniques,
Case Studies and Practicum Modules toward 

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction,
Certification in Art-Assisted Grief Therapy,
Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses,
Certification in Family-Focused Grief Therapy or
Specialty Certification in Grief Therapy for Suicide Bereavement
Offered by the Portland Institute.

March 31 - April 4, 2023


Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center

Baltimore, MD

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5-Day Non-Stayer Registration: $1,245

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

Join us in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, for our 5-Day / 4-Night 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 therapy approaches.

Drawing on a blend of systematic instruction, practical demonstrations, clinical videos, and small group practices, every session is designed to deliver "tools you can use" in bereavement support and grief therapy settings.


The 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.


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Turf Valley Resort 

2700 Turf Valley Road

Ellicott City MD 21042

(Only 8 minutes away from Bon Secours)


Tel: 410-465-1500


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  • Professional learning in meaning-oriented grief therapy

  • Experiential learning of art-assisted grief therapy

  • Special activities for self-renewal and personal growth

  • Ongoing access to Artful Grief Studio

  • Schedule Overview

  • Program Details


Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Darcy L. Harris, RN, RSW, MEd(Couns), PhD, FT 

Sarah Vollmann, MPS, ATR-BC, LICSW

Evie Lindemann, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS

Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH

Lynn Henry, BA

Rebecca Ladd, MA

Lies Scaut, BSW, MFT

Reinekke Lengelle, PhD

Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT, MMSAC, RegCLR

Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT

Jill Harrington-LaMorie, DSW, LCSW

and other guest speakers for special sessions

[See the full list here]


This Learning Retreat offers a range of training sessions that confers credits of Orientation, Techniques, Case Studies and Practicum modules leading to the following certification programs offered by Portland Institute:

Available Certification Programs:


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Selected sessions at this retreat have been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists.  Full attendance is required for sessions for which you are claiming CE credit.  Partial credit is not awarded.  The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the program.  CE credits are not valid for psychologists reporting to the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology.



The Center for Infant & Child Loss of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities exclusively or in partnership with accredited programs and maintains full responsibility for the coursework provided.  This training qualifies for Category I Continuing Education Units.

Register Now

5-Day Non-Stayer Registration: $1,245

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

COVID Warning & PI Statement

For any enquiries, simply email Carolyn.

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