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GROUP REGISTRATION:You can register by sending a CHECK for Group discounts, however if using a CREDIT CARD to register a group of 3or more (before 1/18/21), you must contact Grief Support Services at 218-786-4402 and they will assist with registration.
PAYING BY CHECKSingle registrant: $280.00 (before 1/18/21) or $325 (after 1/18/21)Group registration: $270.00 per person for groups of three or more (before 1/18/21)Please send your check to St. Mary’s Grief Support Services.St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grief Support Services SM2E407 East 3rd Street, Duluth, MN 55805
CANCELLATION POLICY:Registration cancellation will result in a partial refund ($25 processing fee will be charged) if you cancel prior toJanuary 18, 2021. No refunds will be issued after January 18, 2021, however you may transfer your registrationto another person without charge.
20 Openings Available.
St. Mary’s Grief Support Services
Bereavement Support Group
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 and Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (14 contact hours)
Location: St. Mary’s Medical Center Auditorium, Duluth, MN
The purpose of the Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training Program is to train those who will be developing and facilitating bereavement support groups. This comprehensive program is designed to teach participants about the grief and bereavement process, facilitation skills, group process and learn how to develop and organize a support group.
This program is intended for social workers, healthcare professionals, chaplains, educators, funeral directors or other individuals seeking to develop a grief support group or those who are currently facilitating one.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
Gina Dixon, M.A., L.P. is the Program Manager with St. Mary’s Grief Support Services and has worked as a grief therapist and death educator for more than 24 years. Gina provides life-threatening illness and bereavement counseling with individuals and families and facilities bereavement support groups for children, adolescents, and adults. She gives presentations on grief and loss on local, regional, and national levels. Gina has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President for the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), an international organization with more than 2,000 members. Her previous service includes co-chairing ADEC’s Hospital Based Bereavement Program Special Interest Group. She has also been selected to participate as a member of WIT, Women in Thanatology, which is a unique group of women leaders in the field of death, dying and bereavement from across the United States.
Mary McGrath, Marriage and Family Therapist, Emeritus is a Facilitator for Essentia Health Grief Support Services.
Barb Titus, MA, LADC, CSAC is an instructor in the Communication Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth where she teaches Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Professional Communication and Conflict Management. After leaving an Internship at the St. Mary’s Grief Support Center, she continues in a volunteer capacity as the co-facilitator of a monthly Parent Grief Group. Barb also facilitates the weekly University of Minnesota Duluth Student Grief Support Group that she started in 2004.
Jennifer Tucker, MSW, LICSW, Grief Support Bereavement Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator with Essentia Health Grief Support Services. Jennifer facilitates bereavement support groups for children and adults as well as provides grief support for patients & families in the hospital. She also coordinates the Grief Support Services volunteer program. In addition to her current role, she has over 10 years of prior experience working as a clinical social worker in health care both in Duluth and in the Twin Cities. She has spent a majority of her career working in the hospital setting, including oncology and palliative care, with patients and families facing various illnesses and end of life issues.
Bob Barnes, MA, BCC is a Staff Chaplain at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center where he works primarily with critical care patients and their families. He has served in parish and hospital ministry for over 40 years. Bob has facilitated a variety of support groups, including chemical dependency, mental health and grief support.
Kari Parsons at 218-786-4402
At this location Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth) Beginning on February 1, 2021