Grief and Loss Trainings

About Our Trainings

We offer a variety of trainings in the area of grief and loss specific to supporting and understanding bereaved children, adolescents, and adults. Our trainings highlight interventions, approaches, and techniques for supporting bereaved populations. We provide a theoretical framework for working with bereaved populations and for understanding how grief impacts bereaved people's lives.

What are people saying about our training events?

"Pamela Gabbay and Andy McNiel of the Satori Group trained us very well through multiple methods and they also subtly implemented some tools they were teaching by being gentle to our experiences. They were supportive of us as a group and also as individuals whose lives have been touched by suicide. It was clear that they were aware and took these roles seriously and they consistently worked with that necessary awareness. 

I was both illuminated and moved for the entire training, not just from what I was learning from Pamela and Andy, but from what I learned from everyone else. I consider these very valuable gifts and I am a fortunate to have been a recipient. I knew I would be connecting with others and I believe they created the kind of atmosphere that deepened those connections."

Marshall K. Hammer
Reiki Master Practitioner, Animal Reiki Practitioner, Ordained Minister
Reiki for Today
reikicarefortoday.com

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"The ability to energize a network of care is a valuable gift. Andy McNiel and Pamela Gabbay of the Satori Group engage, activate, and inspire community time and time again. Thank you for your time at Grief Institute in Montana!"

Tina Barrett, EdD, LCPC
Executive Director
Tamarack Grief Resource Center
405 S. 1st St. W.
Missoula, MT 59801
www.TamarackGriefResourceCenter.org

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"I enjoyed the Facilitator training a great deal. Pamela Gabbay and Andy McNiel of the Satori Group have a great presentation style that puts attendees at ease very quickly. The training was very informational with the perfect amount of interaction. With the training I received, I feel that I will be a very effective facilitator. Thank you both for making this education available in such a pleasant atmosphere. I will be recommending their training to anyone needing to learn facilitator skills. Thanks for the learning!"

Lorrie Eanes-Brooks, CPRS
Danville-SouthCentral Out of the Darkness Walk, Chair
www.AFSP.org/danville
AFSP Va Chapter Board Member, Lead Walk Chair

Upcoming Training Events

Interventions and Techniques for Supporting Bereaved Children and Adults

Where we have been recently:

March 2nd & March 3rd, 2018 -  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Child Bereavement Programs – Linthicum, MD 2 day workshop co-facilitated by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT. Link: https://afsp.org/event/facilitating-suicide-bereavement-support-group-child-teen-linthicum-maryland/

March 8th, 2018 Presentation: The Opioid Crisis: The Toll on Communities & Families. By: Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, Missoula, MT. http://www.missoulaevents.net/03/08/2018/the-opioid-crisis-the-toll-on-communities-families/

March 8th & March 9th, 2018 – Tamarack Grief Center’s 2018 Grief Institute. Missoula, MT. Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT to conduct this 2-day workshop. Link: http://www.tamarackgriefresourcecenter.org

March 23rd & March 24th, 2018 – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Adult Bereavement Programs – Pittsburgh, PA. Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT to conduct this 2-day workshop. Link: https://afsp.org/event/westernpa-supportgrouptraining/

April 25th & 28th, 2018 – Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Annual Conference. Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT to present on Parent and Child Adaptive Tasks after a Death in the Family. Presentation date and time: April 28th from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Link: https://www.adec.org/Main/Conferences/2018_Annual_Conference/AM18/Home.aspx?hkey=2dc425ee-83b0-42b5-a4be-41d58b7b0a34

May 18th & 19th, 2018 – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Adult Bereavement Programs – Chicago, IL. Andy McNiel, MA to co-facilitate 2-day workshop. Link: https://afsp.org/event/facilitating-a-suicide-bereavement-support-group-adult/

May 29th, 2018 - Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg - Be There: Helping Grieving Youth workshop - Harrisburg, PA - Presented by Andy McNiel, MA.

May 31st, 2018 - Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County - Be There: Helping Grieving Youth workshop - Billings, MT - Presented by Andy McNiel, MA.

June 7th, 2018 – The New Jersey College Counseling Association’s Annual Conference. Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT to conduct a day long workshop on Helping Bereaved College Students. Link: http://www.njcollegecounseling.org/conference-2018-info.html

June 8th, 2018 - Imagine Childhood Trauma and Resilience Conference. Keane University, NJ. Andy McNiel, MA. Link: https://www.imaginenj.org/news-and-events/2018/05/11/imagine-childhood-trauma-resilience-conference-kean-university/

June 28th – 30th, 2018 – National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium - San Antonio, TX, Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT to present concurrent session on Techniques and Modes for Supporting Bereaved Children and their Families and our Role as Professionals. Link: https://childrengrieve.org/education/symposium

June 25th & 26th, 2018 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Adult Bereavement Programs – Anchorage, AK -  2 day workshop co-facilitated by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.

July 20th & 21st, 2018 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Adult Bereavement Programs – Orlando, FL - Andy McNiel, MA to co-facilitate 2-day workshop.

Where we will be:

August 2nd, 2018 – CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: An Afternoon with Dr. Pamela Gabbay - Boston, MApresented by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.

August 3rd & 4th, 2018 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Child Bereavement Programs – Boston, MA - 2 day workshop co-facilitated by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.

August 24th, 2018 – Boys and Girls Club of Florida, Area Council Meeting – Jupiter, FL – How the Club Environment Bolsters Against the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experience. Keynote presented by Andy McNiel, MA.

September 21st, 2018 – Goshen College Annual Grief Seminar. All Life Long: Empowerment through the Grief Journey presented by Andy McNiel, MA.  https://www.goshen.edu/register/grief-seminar/

September 26th, 2018 – TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing Institute – Washington, D.C. - Talking to Teens about Death and Dying: Bridging the Communication Gap. Presented by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT and Andy McNiel, MA.

February 19th, 2019 – Webinar with Hospice Foundation of America – Funerals and Beyond: Using Rituals to Support Grieving Youth. Co-presented by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.