For Grief Professionals
- Restorative Support for Families After Traumatic Death, Sept. 21 and 22 | Register Now »»
This event is national training for grief professionals including social service providers, nurses, funeral directors, victims' assistance workers, police, prosecutors, clergy and clinicians — 11.5 CEU credits are offered.
Colleagues across the nation are using Separation and Loss Services’ non-proprietary individual and group therapy intervention, called Restorative Retelling. Restorative Retelling is a therapy model that emphasizes resilience, and focuses the bereaved on celebrating the living memory of their loved one.
We currently offer facilitator training on the Restorative Retelling model. This training is open to any professional who works with trauma/grief survivors, including social workers, psychologists, counselors, first responders, clergy and others.
The three-day training sessions are usually held in the Seattle area, though organizations across the country can sponsor a session. Each has a minimum of five participants and a maximum of 10 participants, and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Sessions are lead by Laura Takacs, LICSW, MPH.
Upcoming training sessions are scheduled for:
Oct. 24 – 26, 2018
March 13 – 15, 2019
Aug. 7 – 9, 2019
The cost is $450 per person for three-day training, plus consultation once practitioners are using the model. Training includes an individual follow-up consultation to help professionals integrate the training into their private practices. Organizations outside the Puget Sound area who wish to sponsor a training session are also responsible for the trainer’s travel expenses.
For more information and to register for this training, email Laura Takacs or call Separation and Loss Services at (206) 223-6398.
Separation and Loss Services will also be offering national conferences in the near future.
Helpful Manuals and Guidelines
We are happy to offer free downloads of helpful guides for grief professionals.
- Accommodation to Violent Dying is a guide to Restorative Retelling and support (Translated into Spanish Version)
- Accommodation to Unnatural Death may be helpful for your clients. It is a guide for someone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member by an accident, suicide or homicide