Noreen Carrington, MA, LMFT, FT
Director, The Center for Grief Care and Education
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice
4311 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA, USA 92103-1407
Noreen has worked in the field of grief and loss since 1992 and serves as the Director of The Center for Grief and Education at The Institute of Palliative Medicine. As Director, Noreen designed, developed and implemented the Counseling Internship Program which provides comprehensive educational and clinical experience for marriage and family therapist graduates and postgraduates. This program allows over 10,000 hospice and community members to be served annually.
Additionally, Noreen develops and teaches several courses on a variety of aspects of grief and loss including Grief in the Workplace, Communicating with the Seriously Ill, Working with the Bereaved, Complicated Grief and How Your Personal Loss History Impacts Your Work. Noreen has presented at many state and national conferences and has taught in the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (AAHPM) physician refresher courses. She also designed and served as faculty coordinator for the Grief, Loss and Bereavement Certificate Program with the University of California at San Diego Extension which she later brought to The Center for Grief Care and Education. She is currently a faculty member at National University.
Noreen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and her Masters degree in counseling psychology from National University. She has worked in the fields of domestic violence, family therapy and bereavement. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is certified as a Fellow in Thanotology. Noreen has been honored with the YMCA TWIN Awarded which is presented to women in industry who have made a measurable difference in their organization. She was also honored as a finalist in the first annual Health Care Champions Award Program. Noreen co-authored an article, Normal Grief and Bereavement published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.
In her current role Noreen is responsible for the overall vision and operations of The Center for Grief Care and Education which includes the Counseling Intern Program, Hospice Bereavement Services, Community Bereavement Services, Camp Erin San Diego, and Research projects.