For Grief Professionals

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.

Facilitator Training

We currently offer facilitator training on the Restorative Retelling model. This training is open to any professionals who works with trauma/grief survivors, including social workers, psychologists, counselors, first responders, clergy and others and is FREE to Virginia Mason staff members.

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 led by Laura Takacs, LICSW, MPH. The cost is $450 for the 3-day training and 18 CEUs are provided.
Upcoming training sessions are scheduled for:

March 13 – 15, 2019
Aug. 7 – 9, 2019

Use our Facilitator Training Request Form to receive more information, or call Separation and Loss Services at (206) 223-6398.

Helpful Manuals and Guidelines

We are happy to offer free downloads of helpful guides for grief professionals.

PDFs of Journal Articles and Clinical Trials