Bereavement Fellowship Program Graduates Its First Fellows

Kristin Olsen-Whisler, January 30, 2018

Bereavement fellows Meagan (second from left) and Sinda (sixth from left) with Rainbow Grief & Loss Services staff at their graduation ceremony.

The Rainbow LIFE Institute’s Grief & Loss Services department graduated their first bereavement fellows on Monday, January 29, 2018! Sinda Rosenberg and Meagan Sherman-Sporrong presented capstone projects and received their certificates of completion.

Meagan, LPC-candidate, presented on her work starting our Faith-Based Grief Group, and Sinda, LSW-candidate, presented on grant writing and her vision for a children’s grief center in underserved areas.

Sinda and Meagan completed their year-long fellowships after completing year-long internships through Rainbow Grief & Loss Services.

Supporting grief counselors-in-training is central to the mission of Rainbow. By providing bereavement fellowships, Rainbow increases the number of counselors committed to helping people who have experienced the death of someone important. Through the counseling fellowship, Rainbow offers education, supervision and direct client experience to master’s trained individuals earning their licensure in counseling and/or social work.

The program gained another fellow in early February 2018.

Rainbow’s LIFE Institute offers a variety of options for continuing education in social work and other disciplines. To learn more about the programs, please contact Lisa Miller at 847-653-3250.