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Continuing Education

[Online] Rituals and Practices for Grieving in Community

Date: 11:30am - 1:30pm PST January 7, 2021 Location: Online


When a community is devastated by a traumatic event, such as a mass shooting or natural disaster, in addition to individuals grieving their personal losses, there is a communal loss experienced by all who have been touched by the event, either directly or indirectly.

Grieving in community is an ancient practice that has been lost to many of us in modern Western culture. To grieve fully and consciously, it is critical that we connect with other grievers to help each other carry the collective burden of community, tribal or national loss.

Participants will explore and experience community grief ceremonies that can be facilitated by end-of-life and counseling professionals in a variety of settings, from churches and schools to hospitals, therapy offices, funeral homes and private homes. The workshop will incorporate a mix of live presentation and interactive group discussion/activities. 

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Analyze their own embedded beliefs and social construct about death, dying and loss, and be able to relate that understanding in their work with clients.
  • Explore the concept of creating personalized healing ceremonies that address loss, trauma and bereavement as a way to support clients and be given an opportunity to participate in a personal ceremony as an example.
  • Learn about multi-cultural approaches to loss and grief to broaden their pool of resources available to clients from divergent backgrounds.

Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Registration Rates

Noncredit: $30, includes 2 CEUs. Alumni save 20%
Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support Members: Free. 2 CEUs available for $20. View NWADEBS membership information
L&C Students, Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff: Free 
Lewis & Clark School Based Mentors and Clinical Supervisors: Free

Online Registration Coming Soon

Registration for this workshop will close on Sunday, January 3rd

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Presenter

Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP is a hospice and hospital-trained clinical chaplain (interfaith). She is certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and in trauma support by the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually and socially-spacious understanding of death, grief, and beyond. Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving. She is the founder of The Afterlife Conference, and the author of four books on death, grief and the afterlife.

Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

About the NW Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support

NWADEBS is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote quality death education and bereavement support for professionals and the greater community. Learn more


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