Certified Bereavement Buddy
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Certified Bereavement Buddy™

Published Date: June 12, 2019

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An innovative certification for those who want a step up in professional grief peer support.

This innovative certification is for individuals who want to offer professional grief peer support. It’s designed to provide comprehensive orientation in grief education as well as understanding of healing modalities and support services. Based on the principles of Critical Incident Stress Management, the cutting-edge interactive curriculum offers practical knowledge and a solid foundation for understanding all aspects of grief, how to mitigate the effects of emotional trauma, and a comprehensive toolbox of healing modalities to offer clients.

The Certified Bereavement Buddy™ curriculum is open to anyone desiring further education in the field of grief and bereavement. Upon completion, students will earn the Certified Bereavement Buddy™ certification and be able to offer professional peer support in any setting. An annual online refresher class will keep you in front of emerging trends, evidence-based research, and at the forefront of healing modality tools for your clients ($100 for annual refresher course). No prerequisites exist for this certification. Lodging and dinner are the responsibility of students.


9 am to 5:30 pm Friday, October 11, 2019

9 am to 5:30 pm Saturday, October 12, 2019

9 am to noon Sunday, October 13, 2019


$950 early bird price through June 30
$995 beginning July 1

By completing and submitting this enrollment application, I acknowledge that I have full understanding of this agreement between myself and the International Grief Institute, hereafter known as IGI. I agree to at all times hereafter to indemnify and hold harmless International Grief Institute and its agents, employees, directors and officers, against any and all suits, actions, proceedings, claims, liabilities, and demands which may be made or alleged as a direct or indirect consequence of my teaching, contributions, materials, errors or omissions, of any kind whatsoever, resulting from or caused by my certification. This indemnity provision shall include all liabilities and losses including but not limited to claims asserted or made against International Grief Institute directly or indirectly resulting from the sole or concurrent negligence and/or damages of any kind whatsoever, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and court fees and court costs incurred by International Grief Institute. If a court of competent jurisdiction rules invalid and/or unenforceable any of the provisions or interpretations of this indemnity clause, each of such provisions or interpretations ruled invalid or unenforceable shall be disregarded, but the remainder of this indemnity provision shall be given full force and effect. I further understand that this certification only authorizes me to teach the IGI curriculum and does not authorize me to offer psychological or therapeutic counseling to any individual or entity as part of my affiliation with International Grief Institute. Once certified, I agree to teach IGI intellectual properties protected by copyright law in the manner outlined by IGI or face de-certification which will immediately prohibit my right to and use of IGI intellectual properties from that point forth. By completing and submitting this enrollment application, I acknowledge that I have full understanding of this agreement between myself and the International Grief Institute.