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Join our Collective of Grief-Trained Professionals!
There is a shortage of Mental Health Practitioners who are Grief Trained.
If you are a counsellor, psychotherapist, creative arts therapist, are fully accredited with a recognised professional body and have full insurance, then we want to add you to our collective of Grief-Trained Professionals, once you have completed the Shapes Of Grief Programme.
We need Grief-Trained Mental Health Providers to refer to worldwide, join us!
Join our Collective of Grief-Trained Creative Therapists, Counsellors & Psychotherapists
The research tells us that all bereaved people need to have their loss acknowledge. They need a compassionate response to their grief, accurate information about what to expect, as well as support and kindness from family, friends and community. For 60% of people, this will be enough. We call this level 1 bereavement support.
For 40% of bereaved people, they will need additional support. This may be in the form of a bereavement group, a support group, a bereavement volunteer, a chaplain or counsellor or a social worker.
Or, they may need one-to-one support from a qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist.
One of the big problems that we have come across in our work and research to date, is that many people in supportive roles, such as chaplains, counsellors, social workers or psychologists, have had little to no grief training.
In Ireland, we don't have any bereavement care standards for adults, but in the UK, it is recommended that anyone supporting bereaved people in a professional capacity, has at least 30 hours of loss and grief training beforehand and then a minimum of 12 grief-related CPD hours per annum.
The Shapes Of Grief Course addresses this deficit, with the hope that more and more healthcare professionals will become grief-literate and grief-trained.
How to Join the Grief-Trained Professionals Collective
If you are an accredited and insured counsellor or psychotherapist, registered with an accrediting body, and you have successfully completed all levels of the Shapes Of Grief Training Programme, we would love to feature you in our Grief-Trained Professionals Collective.
To join the list provide the following via the form below:
- Certificate of completion of the Shapes Of Grief Training Programme
- Confirmation of active professional accreditation
- Current professional practice insurance
Become grief-literate today!
Shapes of Grief Training Programme
Don't know what to do or say when someone is grieving? Afraid you'll make it worse? Become Grief-Trained today & learn how to deliver effective grief support.