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

Training Events Calendar

June 20th - 22nd - National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium, Supporting Families after a Death Due to Opioid Overdose - Salt Lake City, Utah. Presented by Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.  https://childrengrieve.org/education/symposium

June 20th - 22nd - National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium, Exploring Posttraumatic Growth with Bereaved Children and Adolescents, Utilizing Expressive Arts - Salt Lake City, Utah. Co-Presented by Pamela Gabbay, MA.  https://childrengrieve.org/education/symposium

May 17th - 18th - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) How to Facilitate a Support Group for Adults Grieving a Suicide Death - Wilkes Barre, PA. Co-Presented by Andy McNiel, MA.

April 11th - 13th - Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference, Posttraumatic Growth and Expressive Art with Bereaved Children and Adolescents. Atlanta, GA. Co-Presented by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT. https://www.adec.org/Main/Conferences/Copy_of_2019_Annual_Conference/AM19/Home.aspx?hkey=f9621dff-423a-48d5-9955-71217215789a

March 22nd, 2019 - Center for Grieving Children (Host) - Keynote: Bereavement After a Death by Suicide or Overdose: How to Help Families. Portland, Maine. Presented by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.

March 1st - 2nd, 2019 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Child Bereavement Programs - Southern Illinois - 2 day workshop facilitated by Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.

February 28, 2019 - The Association of Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey - Telling Children the Truth after A Death. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Presented by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT. http://asapnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/33rd-annual-conference-agenda.pdf

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.  https://hospicefoundation.org/getdoc/9d10605a-e203-4039-88f9-8d901f1763c6/2018-19-Webinar-5.aspx

November 10th, 2018 - Understanding Grief and Ideas for Providing Support.Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan Series - Stuart, FL - 1 day seminar provided by Andy McNiel, MA. Register Here: http://thesatorigroup.org/grief-and-loss-across-the-lifespan-series/

November 8th, 2018 - Coping with Grief during the Holidays. Community Hospice - Modesto, CA - Andy McNiel, MA keynoting community support event. https://heal.hospiceheart.org/event/coping-with-the-holidays-2/

November 2nd & 3rd, 2018 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Child Bereavement Programs - Niantic, CT - 2 day workshop facilitated by Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT.

October 26th & 27th, 2018 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Training for Child Bereavement Programs - Noblesville, IN - 2 day workshop co-facilitated by Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT. https://afsp.org/event/support-group-facilitator-training-child-teen-indianapolis-indiana/

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.

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/

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.

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 2nd, 2018 – CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: An Afternoon with Dr. Pamela Gabbay - Boston, MA - presented 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.

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.

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 ProfessionalsLink: https://childrengrieve.org/education/symposium

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 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

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

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

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/

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

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/

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 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 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/