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Envision Counseling Training Institute


Loss and Grief 101 Part 2; Exploring Creative Interventions and Connections through Ritual


Dani Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC


Friday, July 30th, 2021, 08:00 am to 05:00 PM PST

Fee: $249; 8 NBCC Approved CEU’s


This second training in Loss and Grief is intended for mental health professionals who are interested in delving deeper into grief’s impact on biopsychosocial experiences as a result of significant loss events over an individual’s lifespan. Integrating an existing knowledge of emerging principles and person-centered practices that support healthy grieving, participants will learn additional techniques via creative (non-verbal) interventions to support integration, loss adaptation, and communal connection through ritual.


  • What Does Loss and Grief Mean to You Now? How Does This Knowledge Impact You as a Griever?
    • Recognizing how the dominant constructed narrative of grief impacts the way individuals grieve, participants will briefly explore their own loss and grief experiences throughout their lifetime.
  • Integrating Loss Adaptation Models and Strength-Based Interventions
    • Utilizing current bereavement models, early attachment influences, and strengths-based approaches to L&G, participants will learn several creative interventions to support healthy grieving and processing.
  • Connection in Community and Ritual
    • Acknowledging that grievers often feel isolated in grief, participants will examine how creating connection through ritual provides a contained space to be witnessed by themselves or others.

Required Readings and Materials

Prior to the training, a PDF with assorted readings will be sent to attendees for reading prior to the course.

About the Instructor

Dani Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC

Dani Baker, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, has 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, WA State Approved Supervisor, Registered Art Therapist, and Board-Certified Art Therapist.

In her clinical practice, Dani works with individuals, families, and groups experiencing grief and loss. When not in clinical practice, Dani serves as a counselor educator and the Associate Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Antioch University Seattle. Prior to her Associate Chair appointment at Antioch University, Dani served as the Director of Grief and Loss Adult Programs for a non-profit organization.

Dani’s research and teaching interests include the efficacy of conventional art media and expressive writing in the treatment of trauma and grief; the neuroscience of affect imaging to promote emotion regulation; and best practices in social justice advocacy training in counselor education. Dani is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Antioch University Seattle.

Additional Support

Envision Counseling’s virtual training moderator ensures ease of online learning by managing the online training environment including virtual course room configuration and acting as the participants’ point of contact for technology assistance, access to course materials, and answering course/schedule questions.


Please email for additional information and/or registration.

Envision Counseling, PLLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6724. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counseling, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

The virtual training link will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

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