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Interested in registering for one of our workshops this year? 
In collaboration with various hosting institutions, associations or local organizers, the Portland Institute offers experiential training in grief counseling and therapy suitable for a range of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, counselors, psychotherapists, chaplains, nurses and more, in a number of cities in the United States and abroad.  Simply contact the local organizers or navigate to their websites for more information.
Note:  Through 2019, credit toward interested participants' Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction is available for all workshops in collaboration with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. 
April 9-10, Association for Death Education and Counseling, Atlanta, USA
Instructor:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

2-day workshop on Complicated Bereavement and Grief Therapy (Advanced Course).  Addresses recent research linking prolonged and preoccupying grief to a struggle for meaning, and numerous tools for helping clients process the event story of the death and to access and reconnect to a healing back story of their life with their loved one.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 2 Core Courses for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information, contact ADEC here.
June 8, European Institute for Systemic Therapies (EIST), Milano, Italy
Instructor:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

1-day workshop on Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction:  A Trauma-Informed Approach.  Strategies for helping clients process and integrate the narrative of the death, with a focus on immersive and reflective procedures for restorative retelling and meaning reconstruction.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 1 Core Course for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information, contact EIST here.
June 17-21, Inaugural Summer Institute in Grief Therapy, Portland, USA
Instructors:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD and PI International Faculty Team
 
This week-long immersion in experiential workshops is designed to add conceptual clarity, hone process expertise, and give participants practical tools to enhance their practice of grief therapy and bereavement support with a broad range of clients across many contexts of clinical practice.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credits for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, as well as APA CEs. For more information, visit our Multi-day Training here.
July 8, Cruse Bereavement Care Master Class, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Instructor:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
1-day workshop on Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction:  A Trauma-Informed Approach.  Strategies for helping clients process and integrate the narrative of the death, with a focus on immersive and reflective procedures for restorative retelling and meaning reconstruction.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 1 Core Course for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information, contact Cruse here.
 
July 10, Cruse Bereavement Care Master Class, Cardiff, Wales
Instructor:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
1-day workshop on Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction:  A Trauma-Informed Approach.  Strategies for helping clients process and integrate the narrative of the death, with a focus on immersive and reflective procedures for restorative retelling and meaning reconstruction.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 1 Core Course for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information, contact Cruse here.
August 10-11, Taipei, Taiwan (Language of instruction: English with Chinese translation)
Instructors:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD & Carolyn Ng, PsyD
2-day workshop on Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.  Strategies for helping clients process and integrate the event story of the death and to access and reconnect to a healing back story of their life with their loved one.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 2 Core Courses for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. 
 
August 17-18, Taichung, Taiwan (Language of instruction: English with Chinese translation)
Instructors:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD & Carolyn Ng, PsyD
Day long workshop on Grief and Its Complications:  Loss and the Search for Meaning.  Includes contemporary models of bereavement as illustrated by clinical videos, and their implication of bereavement support, as well as in-depth consideration of complicated, prolonged and traumatic grief and its diagnostic formulation.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 1 Core Course, 2 Techniques Modules and 2 Case Studies for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. 
 
For more information on the Taiwan training series, contact Carolyn here.
 
Oct 29-30, Academy of Human Development (AHD), Singapore
Instructors:  Jakob van Wielink, MA & Carolyn Ng, PsyD

2-day workshop on Loss, Grief and Attachment in Life Transitions: Meaning Reconstruction and the Clinician as a Secure Base.  Examines loss and transition in life from attachment perspectives, with a focus on a Caring-and-Daring Dialogue and various tools, including Secure Base Map and Transition Cycle.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credits for 4 Techniques Modules for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information, click here.  For registration, click here for Registration Form and email Dave here.
November 22, Calgary, Canada
Instructor:  Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

1-day workshop on Grief Therapy and the Quest for Meaning.  Strategies for helping clients process and integrate the event story of the death and to access and reconnect to a healing back story of their life with their loved one.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credit for 1 Core Course for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information and registration, write Jack Hirose & Associates here.
December 5-6, Academy of Human Development (AHD), Singapore
Instructor:  Carolyn Ng, PsyD
2-day workshop on An Integrated Model for the Bereaved (Part II): Rebuilding the Significant Bond in the Shadow of Separation.  Conceptualizes the impacts of separation through death, and introduces strategies for clients to restore the significant bond, including Our Braided Paths, use of chair work, and Tree of Legacy.  Note:  Participants in this workshop are eligible for credits for 1 Core Course and 3 Techniques Modules for Certification by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. For more information, contact Dave here.

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