Upcoming Trainings

If you are an individual (and not an organization) interested in receiving training from Dougy Center, please see our Grief Education Webinars below or learn more about our International Summer Institute here.

Find out more about Dougy Center's customized trainings for organizations here.

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Grief Education Webinars

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Grief as an Addiction? The Dangers of Pathologizing Grief

presented by Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT
June 13, 2024
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PDT
Cost: $65/person
Registration closes at 10 a.m., PDT, June 12, 2024

Labeling people who are grieving with “mental disorders” like Prolonged Grief Disorder, Complicated Grief, or Dysfunctional Grief has its proponents and critics. In this webinar we’ll take a brief but critical look at the movement and evidence for pathologizing grief, some of the implications of doing so, and why this matters.


Becoming Grief-Informed: Foundations of Grief Education

presented by Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT
September 5, 2024
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PDT
Cost: $65/person
Registration closes 10 a.m., PDT, September 4, 2024

Being grief-informed sets the foundation for understanding and responding to the needs of people who are grieving the death of someone in their lives. Misassumptions lead to misunderstanding and mistreatment. Tune in for more information on this important topic, including the ten core principles of grief-informed practice. Thank you to the New York Life Foundation for their continued support on topics surrounding equity, inclusion, and Dougy Center's commitment to children who are grieving.



Navigating Grief During the Holidays

presented by Cristina Chipriano, L.C.S.W.
October 3, 2024
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PDT
Cost: $65/person
Registration closes 10 a.m., PDT, October 2, 2024

The end of year holidays can be especially challenging for children, teens, and families who are grieving. In this webinar, we’ll explore various considerations during the holiday season for families who are grieving (e.g., expectations, pressures, rituals) and helpful ways to support families this holiday season. Thank you to the New York Life Foundation for their continued support on topics surrounding equity, inclusion, and Dougy Center's commitment to children who are grieving.


Additional Information

If you have registered for a webinar and need to cancel for any reason, Dougy Center can provide a full refund until registration for the webinar closes (10 a.m. Pacific the day prior to the webinar). After registration closes, we unfortunately are not able to provide a refund, but can offer a credit for a future webinar. Please contact us at training@dougy.org to request a refund or credit.

Dougy Center webinars are not recorded.


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2024 International Summer Institute

Join Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to learn the basics about The Dougy Center Model, a world renowned peer grief support model for children, teens, and their families. You’ll be joined by dynamic colleagues from across the United States and beyond who plan to implement The Dougy Center Model in their community.

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Local Trainings

To find out more about a Dougy Center training for your local organization, contact us below.

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National and International Trainings

April 23-25, 2024: Nā Keiki O Emalia, HI

May 20, 2024: P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, NY

September 18-20 2024: P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, NY

We provide trainings worldwide. Our training calendar is filling quickly. If you would like Dougy Center to provide training for your organization, get in touch below or call us at 503-775-5683

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