Troublefield completes grief studies from Colorado State

Bob Troublefield, member of a team of local volunteers providing bereavement support, recently completed 150 hours of training from the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo., earning him a Death and Grief Studies Certification from Colorado State University.

He received training by noted author-educator-grief counselor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., in Counseling Skills Fundamentals, Comprehensive Bereavement Skills, Understanding and Respon-ding to Complicated Mourning, Support Group Facilitation and Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Death, Grief and Mourning.

After the death of his spouse, Troublefield attended the local 12-week Loss and Life Transition bereavement series where he learned the companioning philosophy taught by Wolfelt. Following additional training with Wolfelt, Troublefield began volunteering with the Ridgecrest program in 2015.

He is originally from New Mexico and started working at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in 1987 while earning his master of science degree in engineering. He is currently the branch chief engineer in the Airborne Instrumentation Systems Division at NAWCWD.

The local bereavement program is provided by volunteers trained through the Center for Loss to give companionship to others in the grief process.

Members of the team are Marilyn Ball, Jodi Ostrom, Shannon VanMeter and Denise Ritchie, as well as Troublefield. For additional information about this free community service, contact Ostrom at 760-371-0612.

Story First Published: 2018-03-16