Facilitating Grief Groups

Online Professional Development


Teens-table-CircleOfTrustThere may be no better use for an hour a week of a counselor’s time than to provide a grief group for students.  This one-hour course provides a format and activities for a 10-week series of 45-minute groups.  The training covers:

  • Developmental stages of youth in understanding death and grief
  • “Tasks” of grief (adapted from Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s pioneering work)
  • Organization of the group time (check-in, activity, reflection, wrap-up, etc.)
  • Activities ready to use for all ten weeks
  • Procedures and steps in planning to make it work well

This format works for a group of youth who all lost a friend (for instance, members of a team that lost a player) or for eight or ten students who have never met one another, but who share in common the life experience of losing a parent or sibling.

Facilitating grief groups in Salem, OR is how Cheri Lovre started her 35-year career in school crisis.  Working with groups of grieving youth remains one of her passions.

Access to the course is time-limited, so wait to purchase until you intend to take and complete the course.

Please note that at this time, our courses are not available for mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

Grief Group Course Orientation Information

Purchase or Access Course

$30.00 – One hour PD Credit


Copyright Note:  

Purchase of this course is restricted for use by one individual according to the copyright.  

For use with groups, schools or districts, we offer site licenses with significant discounts for bulk user orders.

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