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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Inclusivity, Intersectionality, and Grief

presented by Cristina Chipriano, L.C.S.W.
February 16, 2023
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PST
Cost: $65/person
Registration closes 10 a.m., PST, February 15, 2023

Grief is contextual — it is influenced and impacted by personal and social factors. Identity is multifaceted and this intersectionality can create complex encounters or paradoxical experiences for people when they are grieving. Join us in this webinar where we will explore inclusive practices to support people who are grieving and the multifaceted layers that can impact grief.


Becoming Grief-Informed: Foundations of Grief Education

presented by Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT
March 9, 2023
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., PST
Cost: $65/person
Registration closes 10 a.m., PST, March 8, 2023

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.


Grief as a Mental Disorder: The Movement to Pathologize Grief

presented by Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT
April 6, 2023
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Pacific Times
Cost: $65/person
Registration closes at 10 a.m., PDT, April 5, 2023

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.


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.


2023 Virtual Professional Seminar

January 23-27, 2023

Join Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of grief education across the lifespan. While the majority of helping professionals do not have formal grief education, the 2023 Virtual Professional Seminar will provide the tools and information to become grief-informed. Learn with colleagues from around the United States and beyond who support, or plan to support, children and families who are grieving. Participation will be capped at 20 in order to achieve an optimal experience for all participants.

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Please note that this seminar is similar in content and has overlap with our online introductory course, Supporting Children, Teens, and Young Adults Who are Grieving.

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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

Sept 12-14, 2023: Mary Washington Healthcare, Virginia

We provide trainings worldwide. Our 2022 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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