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Grief Counseling Training

in Portland, OR

Training and Certification in

Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction

September 14-18, 2020

5-Day September Institute for Grief Therapy

with Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D. & World-Class Faculty  

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Early Bird till July 15, 2020

$925 for Full-Week Registration

$195 for Day Pass

Join us in Portland, Oregon, USA, for our September Institute for Grief Therapy, a week-long grief counseling training event that offers close access to an internationally renowned selection of Portland Institute faculty and other guest presenters, 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.


The September Institute will be held in the historical White Stag Block, which is the University of Oregon's hub in bustling downtown Portland, and is home to several UO academic departments.  Situated in the heart of the vibrant Old Town / Chinatown neighborhood, the White Stag Block is accessible by MAX light rail.

Address (Click here for directions and parking)

The White Stag Block

University of Oregon

70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209





With lots of cultural and natural attractions in the city itself, and many more including the beautiful Oregon Coast, the Cascades, the renowned Willamette Valley wine region and Mt. Hood only a short drive away, it is worth considering extending the trip to enjoy this unique part of the country.



Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW, FT

Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Elizabeth Coplan

Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH

Evgenia (Jane) Milman, MA, PhD

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT, MMSAC, RegCLR

...and more.  See the full List of Presenters here!


This September Institute offers a range of training sessions that satisfies different required Components under Portland Institute's Certification Programs:

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction:

  • 3 Core Courses

  • 14 Techniques Modules

  • 3 Case Studies

  • 11 Practicum Studio

Specialized Certification in Art-Assisted Grief Therapy:

  • 4 Core Courses

  • 2 Techniques Modules

  • 5 Practicum Studio

Early Bird till July 15, 2020

$925 for Full-Week Registration

$195 for Day Pass

For other enquiries, simply email Carolyn.

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