Portland Institute

The Fundació Hospital Sant Jaume i Santa Magdalena and the Portland Institute of Loss and Transition  have agreed to establish a strategic alliance to promote and provide intensive training programs for grief and loss therapy in Spain and Portugal.

Because of the importance of having professionals from diverse disciplines trained in grief management models and techniques, these programs are aimed at psychologists and psychotherapists, as well as other health and social sector professionals.

Participants who hold the Certification issued by the Portland Institute and who meet the criteria for professionalism in their discipline and country may participate in the Portland Institute for Loss and Transitions Global Provider Network, which provides a potential source of clinical referrals for in-person therapy or through video-conferencing.

All programs are recognized by the Department of Health of the Government of Catalunya and they are accredited by the Catalan Council for the Continuing Education of Health Professionals.

Certification Programs in “Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction”

The Portland Institute for Loss and Transition and the Fundació Hospital Sant Jaume i Santa Magdalena offer in Spain and Portugal a multiday Intensive Training to achieve both core level Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction and various areas of specialization, such as Dialogical Practices in Grief Therapy, which will be introduced in 2020.

Available programs

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction

Specialized Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction

Portland Institute Accreditation

Upon completion of each Program, you will be certified by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.

Note: Students interested in Portland Institute for Loss and Transition certification must pay a $100 fee at the time of enrollment. This can be done at the following link:

Next on-site training

*This training will be conducted in English with Spanish translation

Future Training Sessions (Spain and Portugal)

This first in-person training session will be held in Barcelona, although future sessions are being planned for other cities in Spain and Portugal.

Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction Certification Program

On-site training – BARCELONA

Module 1 – 1, 2 & 3 November 2019

Module 2 – 7, 8 & 9 June 2020

Complementary courses between November 2019 and June 2020

Dialogical Approaches to Grief Certification Program

On-site training – BARCELONA

Module 1 – 15, 16 & 17 June 2020

Module 2 – November 2020

Complementary courses between June 2020 and November 2020