Thanatology Education and Training


HFA – 25th Anniversary Living with Grief Series: Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth – release date March 19th 2018

An inspirational program about positive change and action by the bereaved in the aftermath of loss.  The program is appropriate for all professionals working in hospice and palliative care, counselors, clergy, funeral professionals, and any professional whose practice involves the bereaved. Ideal for community education and outreach, this program will touch the heart of anyone who has experienced loss with stories of people who have found meaning and purpose through loss. The program will offer clinicians tools to support and encourage transformative growth in grieving clients and will supply self-help advice for the bereaved.

MISSFoundation – Dr. Joanne Cacciatore -Center for Loss and Trauma  

What is traumatic grief? Current literature recognizes traumatic grief as the death of a baby or child, violent death, suicide, homicide, and untimely deaths.

September 20-23, 2018, Compassionate Bereavement Care ™ Provider Certification

A four day intensive training program in Sedona, Arizona approved for 30 continuing education hours.  Registration is opening soon.  Please email: for more information.

The Dougy Center – Portland, Oregon  International Summer Institute                             July 23-27, 2018

Tomorrow’s Rainbow – Hopeful Tears Institute and Share Program

A highly individualized fee for service program SHARE – Sharing Horses And Resources for Excellence.  SHARE is a unique program that is tailored to a group’s specific goals through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning (EAP/EAL), Therapeutic  Horsemanship             and animal interactions

The Satori Group LLC – Grief and Loss Trainings                                                                                      Year round –  check their website for dates and locations

Zen Hospice Project – San Francisco, CA (year round)  Mindful Caregiver Education – Open Death Conversation –  Volunteer Caregiver Program-  Including  Online Programs and Workshops