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 Fall 2017 Volunteer Training, please click here.



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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Fall 2017 Volunteer

Training Classes

Spring 2017 volunteer training dates are scheduled for 8 consecutive Tuesdays, September 12 through October 31, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to register please click here.