Online Perinatal Grief & Loss Certification Program. 

Supporting clients through perinatal grief and loss is one of the most challenging aspects of birth and reproductive therapy because it can feel like there isn’t much to “do” with grief other than figure out how to help clients hold and integrate it.

This online course is designed to give providers a road map by providing information about theories of grief and sharing tools and strategies to support clients. Participants will also be invited to analyze their own relationship to grief and loss and examine how that impacts how they provide care.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You also have the option to obtain your Canadian Certified - Perinatal Grief and Loss Certificate (CC-PGL). This requires three hours of one-on-one clinical consultation sessions or six hours of small group consultation. 

*Please note that this program will be taking a break as the facilitator will be on leave. We will announce new dates shortly. 

CC-PGL Course Outline 

Concepts and Theories of Grief:

✔️ Definitions and frequency of perinatal loss in Canada

✔️ Theories of grief processing

✔️ Understanding our fears and comfort in offering support to those with perinatal grief

✔️ Physical aspects of perinatal grief and loss experiences (with guest speaker) 

When: May 10th (11:00am - 4:00pm ET) ** Optional practice session May 13 (11:00am - 12:00pm ET)


Getting Started Working With Clients:

✔️ Case conceptualization and assessment

✔️ Goals of Grief Therapy

✔️ Working cross culturally and cross-spiritually (with guest speaker) 

✔️ Supporting clients at different phases of perinatal grief 

✔️ Supporting siblings and talking to children about perinatal grief (with guest speaker) 

When: May 31 (11:00am - 4:00pm ET) ** Optional practice session June 3 (11:00am - 12:00pm ET) 


Healing and Processing Tools:

✔️ Indigenous approaches to perinatal grief support (with guest speaker)

✔️ Facilitating groups for perinatal loss (with guest speaker) 

✔️ Practical strategies (with practice) for perinatal working with grief

When: June 14th (11:00am - 4:00pm ET) **Optional practice session June 17 (11:00am - 12:00pm ET)  

Preparing Clients for What Comes Next:

✔️ Responding to periods of Crisis and Transcrisis

✔️ Supporting clients who are planning to get pregnant again

✔️ Supporting clients who are pregnant after loss 

✔️ Supporting clients who do not go on to parent live children (with guest speaker)

When: June 28th (11:00am - 4:00pm ET) 

Cost: $1279 +hst. Payment plans are available. 

 Would you like to learn more about our programs? We're happy to chat with you and help you decide if they're the right for you. Click the link below to schedule a Meet & Greet session!


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We offer professional development for perinatal mental health professionals. Our trainings are inter-professional; we welcome social workers, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, midwives, nurses, naturopaths, OB’s, psychiatrists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, family doctors, community organizers, pediatricians, coaches, or sleep consultants.

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