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Grief Support Services Facilitator Training - Duluth, MN

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Feb 12-13, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
Duluth, MN

Registration Details

If registering online, please complete the application form and send to Grief Support Services at the address below.

If you are registering by mail, please complete the application form and enclose a check made out to St. Mary’s Grief Support Services. The early bird fee (before January 10, 2020) is $280, after January 10, 2020 the fee is $335, and for groups of 3 or more the fee is $270 before January 10, 2020 for two-day training & includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, training materials, and CEU’s. The training is free to qualified applicants who are interested in volunteering with Essentia Health Grief Support Services who begin the application process at least two weeks prior to the Facilitator Training.

Fees & Payment

$280.00 Before 1/10/20 or $325.00 after 1/10/20.

$270 per person for groups of three or more before 1/10/20.

Description

Essentia Health Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:30am – 4:30pm
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, MN
Auditorium – 2nd Floor

 

The purpose of the St. Mary's Grief Support Service's Bereavement Support Facilitator Training Program is to
train those who wish to facilitate bereavement support groups throughout the region.  This comprehensive program is designed to teach participants about grief facilitation skills, group process and how to develop and organize a support group.

The training is led by Essentia Health Grief Support Services Staff who together have more than 45 years of experience developing and leading grief support groups for youth and adults.

This program is intended for social workers, healthcare professionals, volunteers, school counselors, chaplains, educators, funeral directors or other individuals seeking to develop a grief support group or those who are currently facilitating one.

If registering online, please complete the Facilitator application form and send to Grief Support Services at the address below.

If you are registering by mail, please complete the Facilitator application form and enclose a check made out to St. Mary’s Grief Support Services. The early bird fee (before January 10, 2020) is $280, after January 10, 2020 the fee is $335, and for groups of 3 or more the fee is $270 before January 10, 2020 for two-day training & includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, training materials, and CEU’s. The training is free to qualified applicants who are interested in volunteering with Essentia Health Grief Support Services who begin the application process at least two weeks prior to the Facilitator Training.

Lodging is available at the Sheraton Hotel at a discounted rate.  When calling for reservation, please dial 1-218-733-5660 at the prompts dial “0” for Guest Services (do not push “3” for Essentia Reservations).  Ask for the Essentia Health rate (standard room).  The Sheraton Hotel is connected to Essentia Health via skywalk. Or you may refer to www.visitduluth.com for additional lodging options.  A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant at the end of the training along with program objectives and trainer’s credentials for your continuing education purposes.

 

What participants have had to say:

  • “Excellent instructors”
  • “Very inspirational”
  • “Real life stories & role play was excellent”

For more information please contact:  Gina Dixon, L.P. Program Manager at 218-786-4402 or griefcenter@essentiahealth.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Gina Dixon M.A.L.P.

Program Manager/Grief Therapist

 

 

St. Mary’s Grief Support Services

Bereavement Support Group

Facilitator training

 

 

Date:        Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time:       8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (14 contact hours)

Location: St. Mary’s Medical Center Auditorium, Duluth, MN

 

Description:

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.

 

Intended Audience:

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:

  1. Describe behaviors associated with complicated grief.
  2. List at least 10 factors that need to be considered when supporting bereaved adults.
  3. Describe the difference between common child, adolescent and adult grief.
  4. Describe two types of bereavement models.
  5. List at least four qualities needed to be an effective bereavement group facilitator.
  6. Describe what can be done in communities besides/beyond offering bereavement support groups.
  7. Understand strategies for supporting the unique spirituality of each individual group member.
  8. Describe issues/concerns that can arise in facilitating bereavement support groups.
  9. List ways to market and advertise bereavement support groups.
  10. Describe factors that need to be considered regarding facilitator boundaries and self-care.     


TRAINERS:

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.

 

Cheryl Lagergren, MSW, LICSW, Grief Psychotherapist with St. Mary’s Grief Support Services. Cheryl provides individual and family grief therapy as well as facilitates bereavement support groups for children, adolescents and adults.

 

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.

 

                                               GSS GRIEF SUPPORT FACILITATOR TRAINING APPLICATION FORM

St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, MN
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and Thursday, February 13, 2020

 

(Each person please fill out a separate form)

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NEEDED AND WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL:

 

NAME: (Please Print)                                                                                                                                             

 

ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                               

 

CITY:                                                             STATE:                     ZIP:                                                               

 

TELEPHONE: (W)(        )                                         (H) (        )                                                                           

 

E-MAIL:                                                                                                                                                                   

 

IF YOU WORK, WHERE AND WHAT IS YOUR POSITION:

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

(USE THE BACK OF THIS PAGE IF YOU NEED EXTRA ROOM TO WRITE):

PLEASE INDICATE WHAT LOSS(ES) YOU HAVE HAD, WHEN, AND PLEASE DESCRIBE HOW YOU FEEL YOU ARE DEALING WITH THEM AT THIS TIME.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

           

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

           

                                                                                                                                                                                   

           

 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN THIS TRAINING?                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

           

HAVE YOU FACILITATED A GROUP(S) OF ANY TYPE BEFORE?_____YES ______NO

IF YES, PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT THE GROUP(S) WAS AND YOUR ROLE IN THE GROUP:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN PART IN A GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP YOURSELF?
____YES – WHERE________________________________________________________     _____NO

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN FROM THIS TRAINING?

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL DIETARY OR ACCOMODATIONS NEEDED:

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

PLEASE LIST THE 3+ PEOPLE ATTENDING IN YOUR GROUP TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT:

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

___ Enclosed is my CHECK to St. Mary’s Grief Support Services for $280.00 before 1/10/20) or $325 (after 1/10/20)

___ Enclosed is my CHECK for $270.00 per person for groups of three or more (before 1/10/20)

         You can register by sending a CHECK for Group discounts, however if using a CREDIT CARD to register a
         group of 3 or more (before 1/10/20), you must contact Grief Support Services at 218-786-4402 and they will
         assist with registration.

___ Online payment was made for $280 (before 1/10/20) or $325 (after 1/10/20)
____No Fee required – Attending as Essentia Health Volunteer Facilitator

 

RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grief Support Services SM2E
407 East 3rd Street, Duluth, MN  55805

 

CEU’s:

A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant at the end of the training along with program objectives and trainer’s credentials for your continuing education purposes. CEU’s have been preapproved by the MN Board of Social Work.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Registration cancellation will result in a partial refund ($25 processing fee will be charged) if you cancel prior to January 10, 2020.   No refunds will be issued after January 10, 2020, however you may transfer your registration to another person without charge.

Contact

Kari Parsons at 218-786-4402

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 2 meeting times below.
Date Time Location
1. Wed, February 12 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
2. Thu, February 13 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)

Location Details

  • Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)
    407 E 3rd St
    Duluth, MN 55805
    Main: 218-786-4000