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Violent Death Bereavement Society provides training services for a wide range of community and professional groups in teaching requisite skills for implementation of comprehensive, community-based support and intervention after violent death for children and adults. Our training staff and regional consultants are available for national and international requests for training assistance, planning and consultation.
2019 Trainings
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May 16 – 18, 2019
Restorative Connection with the Deceased


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Virginia Mason Separation and Loss Services is pleased to offer a two-day conference on Restorative Connection with the Deceased on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18th from 8 am – 4:30 pm at the Horizon House in Seattle, WA. A Restorative Retelling Facilitators pre-conference workshop will be held the day before on Thursday, May 16th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Through grant funding, we are able to offer training for a fee of $300/person, plus an additional $75 for the preconference workshop with CEU credit provision (in progress). The goal of this conference is to highlight the various ways grievers experience a continuing bond or “presence” with their deceased loved ones.

Featured speakers (partial list):

  • Jeff Black, MD: Shamanic/Psychiatric Perspective
  • Laurie Burke, PhD: Spiritual Grief: Wrestling with Faith in the Wake of Loss
    Research Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis
  • Robert Neimeyer, PhD: Dialogue with the Numinous: Spiritual Chair Work in the Context of Bereavement
    Professor of Psychology, University of Memphis
  • Ray Paloutzian, PhD: Connecting with the Deceased?: Desire, Fear, and Possibility
    Professor Emeritus of Experimental and Social Psychology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
  • John Ruark, MD: A Buddhist Perspective on End of Life Issues
  • Ted Rynearson, MD: Restorative Internalization
    Clinical Professor, University of Washington and Medical Director, Virginia Mason Separation and Loss Services
  • Camille Wortman, PhD: Mediums for the Bereaved: Invaluable Resource or False Hope? Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stony Brook University in New York
Please save the date on your calendar and forward this notice to others for this important learning and networking opportunity.

An opportunity to register will be available in mid-March at https://www.virginiamason.org/separation-and-loss-services. For questions, email Laura Jeffs, Program Coordinator, at laura.jeffs@virginiamason.org or call (206) 223-6398.
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