Level 1 Certification involves a total of 55 hours of training, offered in a convenient mix of Core Courses, Techniques Modules, Case Studies, Individual Mentoring, Dyadic Practicum, Orientation to Meaning Reconstruction and Session Evaluation components, in a convenient and affordable mix of  onsite and online formats. 

Training Faculty include leading international contributors to research and practice in meaning reconstruction, offering professional continuing education and consultation in a range of languages.  To learn more about Certification, simply click on the button below to be taken to the Portland Institute website.

Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD,Director, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Loss and grief are part of the human experience.

Unfortunately, they are rarely a part of graduate training

in the helping professions.

Now the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition is attempting to redress this imbalance by offering training leading to a Certification in Meaning Reconstruction in Loss, open to students and professionals from a variety of disciplines interested in a meaning-oriented approach to bereavement support and grief therapy.