For Grief Professionals
Colleagues across the nation are using Grief 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.
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We currently offer facilitator training on the Restorative Retelling model. This training is open to any professionals who work with trauma/grief survivors, including social workers, psychologists, counselors, first responders, clergy and others and is at a discount for Virginia Mason team members.
The two-day trainings 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 eight participants, and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Trainings are led by Laura Takacs, LICSW, MPH.
Upcoming trainings are scheduled for:
- Nov. 16 – 17, 2020 - Venue to be determined | Early bird registration on or before Oct. 16: $450. Registration after Oct. 16: $525 (Virginia Mason team members receive a discounted rate)
Use our Facilitator Training Request Form to receive more information, or call Grief Services at (206) 223-6398.
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
Journal Articles and Clinical Trials
- Alyssa A. Rheingold, Jenna L. Baddeley, Joah L. Williams, Clara Brown, Megan M. Wallace, Fanny Correa & Edward K. Rynearson (2015) Restorative Retelling for Violent Death: An Investigation of Treatment Effectiveness, Influencing Factors, and Durability, Journal of Loss and Trauma, 20:6, 541-555, DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2014.957602
- Jenna L. Baddeley, Joah L. Williams, Ted Rynearson, Fanny Correa, Connie Saindon & Alyssa A. Rheingold (2015) Death Thoughts and Images in Treatment-Seekers After Violent Loss, Death Studies, 39:2, 84-91, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2014.893274
- Connie Saindon, Alyssa A. Rheingold, Jenna Baddeley, Meghan M. Wallace, Clara Brown & Edward K. Rynearson (2014) Restorative Retelling for Violent Loss: An Open Clinical Trial, Death Studies, 38:4, 251-258, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2013.783654