APLB Certificate of Counseling Training

There has never been any kind of formal training or certification in the United States for pet bereavement counselors. In answer to that need, in 1998 we created the APLB in-person counselor training programs and our Certificate of Training – given at our biannual conferences. And later we followed up with our online version of that. These are the only valid courses that we are aware of. From time-to-time others have sprung up and quickly faded out. As an assurance we strongly suggest that credentials and experience always be checked out, when looking into any such program.

As an additional service, we have created the APLB Certificate of Counseling Excellence (CCE). This is for people who complete either of the above training seminars and then go on to take our special intern training, and become Assistant Hosts in our chatrooms. This is another first, and it is a strong step forward, in our relatively new field.

The APLB is the undisputed primary source of information as well as training in pet loss and bereavement. Anyone with this certificate will be justified in claiming to be certified.

If you are interested in this, contact Dr. Sife at sife@aplb.org.

And read the Counselor Training page for more information.