End of Life Doula Training – October 15 – November 7

Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting October 15, 12-1:30pm ET/9-10:30am PT


$540 members/$600 non-members, click here to join.

This program provides an in-depth review of the role of End-of-Life Doulas with a plant medicine component. It includes the issues, challenges, and rewards around work with individuals and their families at the end of life. The program is designed to prepare you to work as an End-of-Life Doula and to successfully sit for the National End of Life Doula Alliance’s micro-credentialing exam and be certified NEDA Proficient.

The course consists of 8 live, virtual sessions spread out over 4 weeks with additional assignments. Each online session is 90 minutes, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30pm ET/9-10:30am PT, allowing for time to discuss the previous session’s assignment and cover that day’s topic. The expected total time commitment:

Online class hours: 12 hours total

Pre-work: 1.5 hours

Homework/Individual work: 14-15 hours

Post Class Work: 2-3 hours

Total 29.5-31.5 hours

You are expected to participate in all the classes, but we understand there may be times when there is another priority. Each session is recorded and sent to students within 24 but you must notify the instructor and work to make up any assignments.

Course dates:

Tuesday, 10/15

Thursday, 10/17

Tuesday, 10/22

Thursday, 10/24

Tuesday, 10/29

Thursday, 10/31

Tuesday, 11/5

Thursday, 11/7

Upon successful completion of the 4-week online training participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge. Throughout the program, we will present a wide variety of published information as well as opportunities for learners to examine their own experiences, beliefs, hopes, and fears about death.

This is a supportive experience with opportunities to learn and grow in a subject that can be intense and life changing.

Click here for the detailed curriculum.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please click here to complete the application form. If approved, you will receive a 20% discount off the cost of the course.

Members Please NOTE: You must be logged in to receive the 10% discount when you register.

Please note, too, our Cancellation Policy:

Upon written notification to EOLPC, a 100% refund will be given up to 4 weeks before the start of the program, 50% refund will be given between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the start of the program and no refund will be given within 13 days of the start of the program.

Please email the Instructor, Catherine Durkin Robinson at catherine@anityadoulaservices.org with any questions.

Instructor Bio
Catherine Durkin Robinson
Catherine Durkin Robinson is a death doula and educator with Anitya Doula Services. She graduated from the University of Vermont's End-of-Life Doula program and is NEDA- proficient at National End-of-Life Doula Alliance. She was also a longtime hospice-trained volunteer before relocating to Chicago in July 2022.

Her varied career includes 30 years as a political organizer, 10 years as a high school and college educator, and 10 years as a newspaper columnist in Tampa. You can find her at www.anityadoulaservices.org.

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