Bereavement Support Training


The Camarillo Hospice Bereavement Training class (9 hours) is open to those who have completed Patient Care Volunteer Training and provides additional education on:

• Society and grief

• The acceptance of grief as a natural process

• The hospice philosophy of grief counseling and the concept of “ENUF” (empathy, non-judgment, unconditional, feeling focus)

• The feelings of grief, denial, anxiety, fear, depression, guilt, and anger, and differentiating between grief, mourning, and bereavement

• “Normal” vs. “abnormal” grief, including the differences between grief and depression, reasons people get "stuck" in their grief, and individual and family dynamics that influence grief reactions

• Tasks and counseling strategies, based on James William Worden’s Grief Counseling and Therapy

• Bereavement support group dynamics

• Special populations, types of loss, and cultural influences on the bereaved

• Characteristics of a good group facilitator

• Facilitating a hospice support group and potential problems

To register for Spring 2017 Volunteer Training, please click here.

Since its beginning as a grassroots community effort in 1978, Camarillo Hospice has been touching lives, lifting spirits and serving the community. Through the professionalism and commitment of our staff and volunteers and the generosity of our donors, Camarillo Hospice continues to provide free practical and emotional assistance to individuals and families throughout Ventura County who are facing a life-limiting illness (acute or chronic) and/or dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. We offer this heartfelt support to the patient and family with compassion, respecting our patients' and clients' rights, treating them with dignity, and providing empathic care completely free of charge. It is their right and our mission.



400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102

Camarillo, CA 93010

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(805) 389-6870  •  Fax (805) 389-0296


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Spring 2017 Volunteer

Training Classes

Spring 2017 volunteer training dates are scheduled for 8 consecutive Wednesdays, March 8 through April 26, 2017, 9 a.m. to Noon. For more information and a registration application, please click here.