Event Schedule

Tuesday, April 24
8:00 am - 5:30 pm 8:00 am
Floor 3
Pick up your credentials for the event. Sign up for an ADEC Membership. Sign up and pay for CE credits. Pay for a T-shirt. Ask a question.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Somerset, Floor 2

This course gives an overview and summary of the field of thanatology based upon the Body of Knowledge Matrix published by ADEC. It explores the social, cultural, psychological, legal, ethical, and spiritual issues raised by illness, dying, death ...

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8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Washington, Floor 2

This course examines key concepts related to the human response to loss and the facilitation of healthy bereavement, with a bilateral focus on working with individuals who have lost an important loved one as well as individuals who are dying. Deat...

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8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Westmoreland, Floor 2

As contemporary models of bereavement have become more nuanced and empirically informed, so too have the practices available to counselors and therapists contending with complicated and prolonged grief in their clients. This two-day workshop offer...

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Wednesday, April 25
8:00 am - 7:00 pm 8:00 am
Floor 3
Pick up your credentials for the event. Sign up for an ADEC Membership. Sign up and pay for CE credits. Pay for a T-shirt. Ask a question.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Somerset, Floor 2
This course gives an overview and summary of the field of thanatology based upon the Body of Knowledge Matrix published by ADEC. It explores the social, cultural, psychological, legal, ethical, and spiritual issues raised by illness, dying, death ... See More
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Washington, Floor 2

This course examines key concepts related to the human response to loss and the facilitation of healthy bereavement, with a bilateral focus on working with individuals who have lost an important loved one as well as individuals who are dying. Deat...

See More
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Westmoreland, Floor 2
As contemporary models of bereavement have become more nuanced and empirically informed, so too have the practices available to counselors and therapists contending with complicated and prolonged grief in their clients. This two-day workshop offe... See More
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Cambria E, Floor2
In this clinically oriented workshop, we will review recent research and theory in neuroscience that has direct implications for understanding the bereaved, particularly the phenomenon of “complicated grief”. We will do likewise with contemporary ... See More
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am
Cambria W, Floor 2
  • Thomas Attig, PhD (Speaker) Member and Past Vice-Chair, International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement

This workshop embeds the presenter’s well-known thinking on grieving as relearning the world in further reflections on learning how to live, learning to carry sorrow, engaging with life’s mysteries, and grieving as soulful and spiritua...

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8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am
Fayette, Floor 2
This interactive workshop is designed to teach participants not only how to develop, set up and maintain adult bereavement support groups, but more importantly, explore the challenges which occur while facilitating a group. Participants will lear... See More
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am
Butler, Floor 2
In this half-day, experiential writing/sharing workshop participants will consider how they as death educators and counselors manage the extraordinary challenge of remaining open-hearted, vulnerable and professional while working to establish appr... See More
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm 1:30 pm
Fayette, Floor 2
Burnout, moral distress, and compassion fatigue are well-documented risks we encounter in our work with people facing grief, loss, and trauma.  That’s the bad news. The good news is that we can—and often do—wrest personal and professional growth f... See More
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm 1:30 pm
Butler, Floor 2
  • Linda Goldman (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Adjunct Professor Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Working with children and grief in contemporary society is a monumental task, considering the groundswell of disasters, mass killings, disease, poverty, etc. that acts as an overlay for everyday grief and loss events in a young person’s life. This... See More
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm 5:15 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
Come and meet ADEC’s leaders and Board members and receive helpful information about ADEC membership! Network with other new members and first-time conference attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 5:45 pm
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3
Join ADEC President Ramona Fernandez at the opening of the conference. This event will offer an opportunity for all conference attendees to interact socially in a relaxed environment. Network with committee chairs as they will be available to shar... See More
Thursday, April 26
7:00 am - 7:00 pm 7:00 am
Floor 3
Pick up your credentials for the event. Sign up for an ADEC Membership. Sign up and pay for CE credits. Pay for a T-shirt. Ask a question.
7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3
  • Antonio Sausys (Speaker) Founder - Executive Director - Producer, International Yoga Therapy Conference

Start your mornings at the Conference with a gentle Yoga for Grief Relief (YGR) practice. While preparing for the exciting conference program ahead, get a taste of how Yoga addresses grief and practice some of the techniques included in the YGR pr...

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8:00 am - 8:40 am 8:00 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
  • Ramona Fernandez (Speaker) President, Association for Death Education & Counseling

Welcome to the 40th Annual ADEC Conference. Help us recognize this year’s award recipients. Everyone is invited to attend the Awards Ceremony, which will take place prior to each day’s keynote address.

8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

Evidence-based practices (EBP) that have been tested in real-world settings with bereaved and traumatized children remain limited. There are challenges to conducting research with children and their families in community-based settings, and once i...

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Crawford E, Floor 3
A special room has been set aside to provide for quiet reflection. As we all know, life is full of changes and transitions, love and loss, but seldom are we given permission and time just to stop and reflect. Take time to do so in the Contemplatio... See More
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Crawford W, Floor 3
Conference attendees are encouraged to bring a token remembrance of someone deceased and a paragraph or two explaining the meaning of the object for display in the Rituals Archive Project Room. The items and descriptions will serve to connect the ... See More
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3

Come visit and see what our exhibitors have to offer. Our 2018 exhibitors include: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, NCA, Marian University, Open to Hope, National Alliance for Grieving Children, Center for Complicated Grief, Springer Publishing ...

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Lawrence, Floor 2
  • Sharon Strouse (Speaker) Art Therapist / Grief and Bereavement, The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

The Artful Grief: Open Art Studio will serve two functions:

 

First: As an educational resource. Four specific art therapy techniques will be presented, that are appropriate for use with clients who have experienced traumatic loss. There will...

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9:40 am - 10:45 am 9:40 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
9:40 am - 10:45 am 9:40 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3

The Authors Fair is a chance for authors and self-publishers to sell their titles to all attendees, and sign books as well. In addition to larger publishers selling titles in the exhibit hall, the fair will feature space for those who self-publish...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2

Panelists in this Research That Matters symposium will examine various realities about college student bereavement. Illene Cupit will report results of a College Student Bereavement Survey of 900+ students; Heather Servaty-Seib will speak about th...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Cambria E, Floor 2

The purpose of this presentation is to examine core values of the Latino culture and end-of-life perspectives to improve communications and care delivered to this segment of the population.  Core cultural and religious values among Latinos wi...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Cambria W, Floor2
When a lethal fetal diagnosis leads to end-of-life decisions, parents are challenged by the difficult decisions they must make.  Options of perinatal palliative care and selective termination presently exist, with both options triggering societal ... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Somerset W, Floor 2

The Inventory of Youth Adaptation to Loss (IYAL) was developed to understand the feelings and social supports experienced by bereaved youth to develop an evidence-base for bereavement interventions. The sample included 400 youth, permitting robust...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
This research explored a significant gap in the literature on the bereavement experiences of same-sex-attracted individuals who have lost a partner to non-HIV-related causes and its impact on subsequent relationships. A longitudinal mixed methods ... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
The LGBTQ+ population encounter unique forms of ambiguous loss as they develop and integrate their queer identity into their holistic understanding of self. Negotiation of other identities, particularly a religious/spiritual (R/S) identity, can cr... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Butler, Floor 2
In this presentation, we will discuss findings pertaining to a mixed-methods study that examined the extent parents’ interactions with their deceased child’s pediatric oncology care team related to their subsequent grief symptoms and how those int... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
The theory of medical ethics addresses cases from the standpoint of four principles: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice. We present a case of a tobacco-addicted 39 year old woman with end stage renal disease and nonadherence to treatm... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
  • Teresa Vincent (Speaker) Compliance Specialist, Senior, Independent Health

This study looked at the effectiveness of medical students undergoing end-of-life (EoL) doula training to learn how to provide holistic comfort for dying patients.  In general, medical school curricula have not kept pace with opportunities to...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Fayette, Floor 2
  • Howard Winokuer (Speaker) Past President, Association for Death Education and Counseling

In this comprehensive session, Dr. Winokuer will provide participants with a road map that anyone working with an individual or family member who has a someone diagnosed with a life-threatening illness  would benefit greatly from.  In Co...

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11:45 am - 1:00 pm 11:45 am
11:45 am - 1:00 pm 11:45 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

The Authors Fair is a chance for authors and self-publishers to sell their titles to all attendees, and sign books as well. In addition to larger publishers selling titles in the exhibit hall, the fair will feature space for those who self-publish...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Westmoreland E, Floor 2

Community tragedies over the last twenty years have shaped our society’s understanding of grief, loss and mourning.  Conversely, as our understanding has changed, so too has our response – individually, organizationally, and natio...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

This panel discussion will look at important clinical issues in suicide bereavement.  Jack Jordan will summarize the burgeoning literature on the deleterious bereavement effects of suicide, and argue that suicide postvention must form part of...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Fayette, Floor 2
This study is a phenomenological investigation that takes a cultural contextual and developmental look at the lived experiences and perceptions of loss and coping among African American female college students. Twenty informants participated in fa... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2

Introduction of Matthew’s description of what happened when Jesus died and how that matches the secular models used today.   This is a blueprint of grief which lead to God’s promise of joy and contentment.    &...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2

A mother/daughter team (Clinical Psychologist/Emmy-winning Filmmaker) uses clips from the daughter’s documentary film Peanut Gallery and excerpts from the mother’s memoir Heart Work to illustrate difficult conversations sixteen years a...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2
Researchers and practitioners are increasingly recognizing the need to improve the understanding of the lived experiences of children and young people who have experienced the death of a sibling. Although the use of creative expressions in therape... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
In this session we will closely examine a single pivotal session of grief therapy with a woman who, in midlife, has sought therapy for an old but anguishing grief over the loss of her mother, who died more than 20 years before. Working closely wit... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Butler, Floor 2

Creative interventions have been shown to be an effective strategy to foster emotional processing in grief work (Finn, 2003). This presentation will showcase two creative interventions utilized in a university-based grief counseling group, includi...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Cambria W, Floor2
Individuals with chronic illness may be discharged alive from hospice if their condition stabilizes. A live discharge in some ways is a unique experience for each hospice patient, caregiver, and interdisciplinary team. The interdisciplinary hospic... See More
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
Dignity conserving care can be a bridge spanning gaps between the dying, death, survivors, and their care. The model of dignity conservative care can facilitate coordination between the medical, funeral, and family systems and positively influence... See More
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2

Although adults may not consider grief to be traumatic, our research has indicated this otherwise with children. Our research asked college students who experienced a death during their childhood to rate the experience on a scale indicating level ...

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2
  • Megan Weber (Speaker) Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
In order to explore parent-child communication in parentally bereaved families, parents and children from five families were interviewed. Inductive content analysis showed show that the death of a parent may affect parent-child communication diffe... See More
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Cambria W
This study examined grieving college students’ (N = 49) experiences with the Grief Absence Policy for Students (GAPS) at a large Midwestern university. Participants’ mean satisfaction with the GAPS was 3.14 on a 4-point scale. Content analysis of ... See More
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

The Tri-Dimensional Competency Model of Supervision focuses on three specific competency dimensions critical to the supervision of hospice and palliative care social workers. These include Administrative/Professional, Clinical, Self-Informed/Perso...

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Westmoreland E

Edwin S. Shneidman was a scholar/ practitioner whose approach to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention was critical to our current understanding of suicidology. His work was grounded in a social justice perspective and he went on to de...

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2

Bereaved parents are increasingly looking for support in social media, such as Facebook. This presenter shares her observations and experiences participating in several of these closed online groups for mothers who have lost a child.&nbs...

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Fayette, Floor 2
  • Jane Moore (Speakers) University Of Western Ontario
  • Lydia Smith (Speakers) Fellow, Thomas J Watson Fellow

The definition of a cemetery is simple – a place where bodies are buried; a graveyard. In today’s world, a cemetery can be so much more than that. Too often students in thanatology courses have a narrow view of cemetery. In the De...

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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2
Using data from a sample of 942 children and adolescents (ages 6-17) who attended a bereavement camp, this presentation will describe positive youth development and family well-being over a two year time span. A strengths-based orientation will be... See More
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 2:15 pm
Butler, Floor 2
  • Heather Stang (Speaker) Mindfulness & Grief Creator & Facilitator, Mindfulness & Grief
Dipping a toe back into life’s icy waters after a major loss can feel daunting. Mindfulness-based practices, including meditation, yoga and guided journaling prompts, can provide a framework to help bereaved people cultivate posttraumatic growth a... See More
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 2:30 pm
Offsite
  • Tour the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families
  • Learn how grieving children and families are supported
  • Share some refreshments

How To Get To The Caring Place:

  • Westin Hotel guests can contact Guest ...
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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

The Authors Fair is a chance for authors and self-publishers to sell their titles to all attendees, and sign books as well. In addition to larger publishers selling titles in the exhibit hall, the fair will feature space for those who self-publish...

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4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Westmoreland E, Floor 2

Our Handbook of Thanatology contains the essential body of knowledge for our work, but this knowledge alone cannot teach the competencies necessary to enable a counselor to work effectively with a suffering human being. This session explores a vid...

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4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Cambria W, Floor2

Scientific research has proven laughter’s benefits to one’s physical and emotional well-being, especially for the bereaved. This presentation demonstrates the importance of incorporating humor into our practices.  Participants wil...

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4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Fayette, Floor 2
Rebirth is the award-winning documentary that follows the nine-year journeys of New Yorkers whose lives were forever changed after 9/11. These stories go beyond the terrorist attacks; they portray a more universal journey, the human experience of ... See More
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
This panel discusses grief theory, research, practice, and education in the context of the family. We concentrate on family systems theory and tie these to existing grief theories. Challenges in conducting research on bereaved families and importa... See More
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Butler, Floor 2
Ways of thinking can exacerbate the pain of grief and interfere with acceptance of the reality of the death. This panel will explore assessment and treatment of maladaptive thoughts in Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT), a time-limited, efficacious... See More
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2

What does it mean to die well?   Medical science continues to find ways to prolong life nearly indefinitely. However, the death of a human being is much more that a biological event.   Dying is an existential experience that in...

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4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Westmoreland,

As thanatologists, we study, write, teach, and help with the dying and bereavement of other people. But what about our own losses? How have our life experiences with death, dying, and bereavement influenced our work? Have they led us into the fiel...

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4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2
Habits of the Heart is merely one example, yet a comprehensive example, of attachment-oriented, narrative reframing.  This presentation will use case conceptualization to demonstrate the various uses of Habits of the Heart specifically and attachm... See More
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2
Someone once said, if you are not mourning than you are not currently alive in the present day. Explore using Expressive Arts interventions to engage the multiplicity of emotions associated with individual and communal grief. As art making and lif... See More
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2
  • Christine Scott (Speakers) LISW-S, FT, Aultman Hospital Hospice And Palliative Care
  • Judy Smith (Speakers) Grief Counselor, Aultman Hospice

Come and learn about the labyrinth, an ancient tool for prayer and meditation. We will explore the history of the labyrinth, and how to locate a labyrinth in one’s community. Participants in this experiential workshop will walk the path of a...

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6:00 pm - 6:50 pm 6:00 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

This forum will provide a brief overview and discussion of the activity of the ADEC board over the past 12 months, with a particular focus on the implementation of the 2014-2017 strategic plan. The strategic plan is available online at http://www....

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 7:00 pm
Washington, Floor 2
The loss of a companion pet can be a difficult grief, so come and share it with others who have faced a similar loss. Bring a photo to share and/or a brief story to share with the attendees, if desired.
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 7:30 pm
Condado Tacos - 971 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Friday, April 27
7:00 am - 6:30 pm 7:00 am
Floor 3
Pick up your credentials for the event. Sign up for an ADEC Membership. Sign up and pay for CE credits. Pay for a T-shirt. Ask a question.
7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3
  • Antonio Sausys (Speaker) Founder - Executive Director - Producer, International Yoga Therapy Conference

Start your mornings at the Conference with a gentle Yoga for Grief Relief (YGR) practice. While preparing for the exciting conference program ahead, get a taste of how Yoga addresses grief and practice some of the techniques included in the YGR pr...

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7:15 am - 7:45 am 7:15 am
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
All students and New Professionals are welcome to attend this meeting, meet leaders in the field and establish connections.
7:15 am - 7:45 am 7:15 am
Cambria E, Floor 2
Learn about the process and requirements for earning Certification in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement and the Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement.
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

**Please note, photos of the presentation slides are not permissible due to copyright issues**

Japan has the world’s most elderly population. This makes both the elderly and their caregivers more conscious of death. The elderly worry ab...

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Crawford E, Floor 3
A special room has been set aside to provide for quiet reflection. As we all know, life is full of changes and transitions, love and loss, but seldom are we given permission and time just to stop and reflect. Take time to do so in the Contemplatio... See More
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Crawford W, Floor 3
Conference attendees are encouraged to bring a token remembrance of someone deceased and a paragraph or two explaining the meaning of the object for display in the Rituals Archive Project Room. The items and descriptions will serve to connect the ... See More
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3

Come visit and see what our exhibitors have to offer. Our 2018 exhibitors include: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, NCA, Marian University, Open to Hope, National Alliance for Grieving Children, Center for Complicated Grief, Springer Publishing ...

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am
Lawrence, Floor 2
  • Sharon Strouse (Speaker) Art Therapist / Grief and Bereavement, The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

The Artful Grief: Open Art Studio will serve two functions:

 

First: As an educational resource. Four specific art therapy techniques will be presented, that are appropriate for use with clients who have experienced traumatic loss. There will...

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9:00 am - 6:30 pm 9:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3
9:40 am - 10:45 am 9:40 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Cambria E, Floor 2
  • Alua Arthur (Speaker) End of Life Planner, Going with Grace
The quickly rising percentage of childless women is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated current social issues, which in time will result in a greater challenge of elder orphans. Some are childless by choice and others are grieving the ... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2

Clinicians who work with the bereaved are accustomed to hearing accounts of their clients’ contact with the deceased. Studies done with the bereaved who experienced loving connections with their deceased loved ones derived very positive psyc...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Butler, Floor 2

Some grievers experience a spiritual crisis known as complicated spiritual grief (CSG)—a sense of discord, conflict, and distance from God, and/or members of his/her spiritual community. A validated, novel, easy-to-use measure of CSG, called...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Somerset W, Floor 2
  • Pei C Grant, PhD (Speakers) Director Of Research , Palliative Care Institute/Hospice Buffalo
  • Rachel Depner (Speakers) Clinical Researcher, Hospice Buffalo
  • Kate Levy, MSW (Speakers) Clinical Researcher, Hospice Buffalo
End-of-life dreams and visions (ELDVs) are a prominent experience that may help the dying prepare for and make sense of death.  This study aims to add knowledge and conceptualization of the potential positive post-traumatic growth (PTG) that accom... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
Grief is normal, natural, and necessary following a death. Individuals respond differently to death, and responses are connected to the relationship an individual had with the deceased. Different elements contribute to complicated grief than eleme... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

Losing a loved one to overdose is complicated. Shame, guilt, blame, stigma and fear are often parts of this disenfranchised grief. As adults struggle themselves to comprehend this loss, how do they  begin to explain this type of death to chil...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Somerset E, Floor 2

This cross-sectional, quantitative and qualitative study investigated the influence of spiritual/religious coping (SRC) on the quality of life of parents who has lost a child by homicide (67.5%), traffic accident (15%), tragedy (12.5%) suicide and...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Fayette, Floor 2
While death may seem distant from the vibrant college and university atmosphere, an urgency arises to respond when a member of the campus community dies. Institutions can play a key role in providing mental health support within a culturally plura... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Cambria W, Floor2
Today, the stethoscope first invented by a French physician in 1816 is still used, however, when working with patients and families dealing with end-of-life and bereavement issues, stethoscopes do not identify values, beliefs, cultural backgrounds... See More
11:45 am - 1:00 pm 11:45 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Washington, Floor 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Fayette, Floor 2
  • Carrie Arnold (Speaker) Instructor, Thanatology and Psychology, King's University College
Sexuality and Intimacy Amidst Grief and Loss will involve a presentation of conceptual and theoretical perspectives on sexuality and intimacy within the grief process. Current research along with relevant case studies will illustrate the complexit... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2
209 participants completed the Grief Pattern Inventory (GPI; Doka & Martin, 2010) identifying three grieving patterns—intuitive, instrumental, dissonant. Redistribution of the dissonant items strengthened the other two scales resulting in acce... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2

Faith is an important component of grief. However, faith can be a hindrance when the bereaved feels God is to blame for the heartache. In this workshop you will recognize the foundational nature of faith and the impact it has on the assumptive wor...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

An alteration of the standard EMDR protocol shows promise as a method for facilitating grief and inducing an After Death Communication experience. This technique was pioneered by Alan Botkin, Psy.D., an experienced trauma therapist who calls the p...

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Butler, Floor 2
Violent bereavement is associated with disproportionately high rates of complicated grief (CG). It is vital to establish interventions that are tailored for these vulnerable grievers by examining the etiology CG specifically following violent loss... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Cambria W, Floor2
How an officiant for the funeral (memorial service) for one who has died by suicide can honor the memory of the deceased, without encouraging others to join the journey, and how the same officiant can comfort and console all the bereaved as they t... See More
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Westmoreland E, Floor 2

As clinicians and the bereaved continue to understand and acknowledge the idiosyncrasies of grief for various demographic groups, the presenter addresses a gap in the literature via her qualitative, grounded theory study that focused on the univer...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2

Animated movies designed for children can also address the grief of adults. This presentation incorporates clips from popular cartoon films that illustrate and instruct about mourning losses. From the death of loved ones to significant life change...

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2

This presentation will describe a collaborative project to translate the most extensively evaluated program (the Family Bereavement Program, FBP) for parentally-bereaved children into a practical and sustainable service that can be readily deliver...

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Butler, Floor 2
Based on the Reciprocal Theory of Meaning-Making, Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy (MCGT) was developed to improve grieving individuals’ sense of meaning. This pilot trial of MCGT examined its underlying theory by comparing it to supportive psychoth... See More
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Butler, Floor 2
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce and elevate the topic of grieving children in the opioid crisis conversation – “our opioid orphans” - those children left behind due to the death of a loved one to overdose. Children in the addictio... See More
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2
Through the use of theatre and film, we present clinicians with new tools to create an empathetic environment with even the most reluctant client. In this session,  we show a 10-minute live play as well as a short film depicting different death an... See More
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
This year’s Teaching that Matters Symposium (TMS) considers the challenges of addressing both cognitive and personal processing within the context of course content in death education. Presentations will cover students’ examination of personal val... See More
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2
This experiential session briefly references the current literature on the therapeutic uses of music in end-of-life care, including relevant concepts from psychoacoustics. Sound and music are described as portals to deep sources of strength and sp... See More
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
Batman, one of the most iconic superheroes of our time, is a story of a child (Bruce Wayne) who witnesses the brutal murder of his parents on the streets of Gotham City. He vows to avenge their deaths, and it is in the aftermath that the story of ... See More
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2

Patients with serious illness (and their family members) will typically need to make a number of important decisions about the kind of medical treatments that are provided as the end of life draws nearer. Clinicians tend not to want to pursue aggr...

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2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Fayette, Floor 2

A traumatic death can be shattering for those left behind.  In this workshop we will explore how dance/movement and other art modalities can be integrated into trauma-informed, restorative treatment approaches to promote resilience and healin...

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2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Cambria W, Floor2

Physical symptoms of grief are just as common as the mental, behavioral, social, spiritual and emotional ones. Talk therapy can be effective, but too often the body-centered effects of grief get subsumed and remain untreated.  Yoga can be ins...

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2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2:15 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
When Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief was published in 1996, it signalled a paradigm shift in bereavement research and practice. Coinciding with the publication of a follow-up volume, this discussion panel seeks to take stock of the i... See More
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm 2:45 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2
This paper is an analysis of contemporary practices in hospice and palliative care pertaining to spiritual and religious identities of service users. It draws on the concept of religious literacy (Dinham & Francis, 2015) and examines how profe... See More
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm 3:15 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2
There is a clearly identified need for terminally ill clients to receive counseling to address the emotional and psychological aspects of death and dying. One promising approach to end-of-life counseling is Dignity Therapy. Dignity Therapy is pers... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Butler, Floor 2
This presentation addresses diverse ways that adaptive continuing bonds are nurtured through symbolic processes in creative bereavement group programming in the first thirteen months after a death. Panel experts are hospice bereavement group facil... See More
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2
Child and young adult literature has become increasingly popular with themes that cover some of the most challenging and traumatic events in the lives of young people. There are a number of books for children and teens that include the topics of l... See More
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Westmoreland E,
  • Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE (Speaker) Researcher And Clinical Director Grief Encounter (Until 2017), Metanoia Institute of Psychotherapy, London UK
Insights are offered into the emotional and psychological experiences of prematurely bereaved children and young people. Dr Gilbert adopts a psychotherapeutic approach, based on foundations from Bowlby, Winnicott and Yalom, to analyse and present ... See More
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

For some young people, grief cast aside can lead to short term and lifelong problems. An estimated 20-25% of parentally bereaved children will experience psychological and behavioral problems. Psychological adjustment of the surviving parent can p...

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4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2

The value of film use in a therapeutic setting can be a valuable tool with the bereaved, providing space for individuals to tap into their emotions while being aware of the universality of grief and loss, reminding them they are not alone. Viewing...

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4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Fayette, Floor 2

This is an experiential review of a 6 week Brief Narrative Group for Trauma Survivors. Trauma, Narrative, and Group Therapy are reviewed and incorporated into an easy to use, effective treatment model for survivors of trauma to tell their sto...

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4:45 pm - 5:45 pm 4:45 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
This panel will examine the roles that medical and law enforcement systems play in a death event by using videotaped interviews with parents who experienced circumstances that aggravated grieving (e.g. mistaken cause of death, incompetent homicide... See More
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm 4:45 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2
  • Dr. Rachael D. Nolan (Speakers) Instructor, Academic Researcher, Kent State University
  • Jeff Hallam (Speakers) Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Kent State University
For each death in the US, approximately four to five grieving persons remain. Due the provision of services that these grievers require in order to cope with and mourn significant loss, several programs have been established that aim to influence ... See More
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm 4:45 pm
Cambria W, Floor 2
Grief therapy increasingly incorporates continuing bonds work, for example ‘correspondence with the deceased’ as in meaning reconstruction therapy. One presenter (EMS), who is currently trialling a meaning-oriented group grief therapy protocol dev... See More
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6:30 pm
Washington, Floor 2
Join other attendees in remembering loved ones. Request names to be included in the ADEC memorial book at the registration desk so that their memories will remain a part of the life of ADEC.
Saturday, April 28
7:00 am - 5:30 pm 7:00 am
Floor 3
Pick up your credentials for the event. Sign up for an ADEC Membership. Sign up and pay for CE credits. Pay for a T-shirt. Ask a question.
7:00 am - 7:30 am 7:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3
  • Antonio Sausys (Speaker) Founder - Executive Director - Producer, International Yoga Therapy Conference

Start your mornings at the Conference with a gentle Yoga for Grief Relief (YGR) practice. While preparing for the exciting conference program ahead, get a taste of how Yoga addresses grief and practice some of the techniques included in the YGR pr...

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7:30 am - 8:15 am 7:30 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
Don’t miss the ADEC Business Meeting. Student Paper Award winners will be announced, and ADEC leaders will speak about the accomplishments of the past year. Members can learn about the day-to-day work of their association. All are welcome.
8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
Butler, Floor 2
For decades, thanatology researchers have considered kinship category to the decedent to be a viable predictor of grief reactions. However, an overreliance on relationship category may be misleading. Instead, closeness to the decedent might serve ... See More
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

Opening to the grief, trauma and crises of others can trigger personal reactions in counselors. The slippery slope from compassion fatigue to burnout requires proactive intervention. Explore how vicarious emotions take up somatic residence within ...

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8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Cambria W, Floor 2

Workplace burnout, stress, and fatigue negatively impact palliative care workers and additionally create pervasive secondary detrimental effects. In spite of the many initiatives/programs developed, many have failed to demonstrate positive outcome...

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8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
  • Mari Dias (Speaker) Radio Talk Show Host, Cumulus Media
A review of the course offerings on current physician assistant curricula combined with a review of the exisiting literature on palliative care in higher education indicates a dearth of offerings in these skills. This workshop is the result of an ... See More
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Fayette, Floor 2
Grief is both an individual and corporate experienced shared within the context of a child’s family and social ecology. This presentation will explore five domains of family dynamics that are impacted after the death of a family member, including ... See More
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Somerset W, Floor 2
This presentation utilizes one individual's story to demonstrate how disenfranchised grief manifests in the aftermath of sexual assault, often perpetuating trauma. The story highlights how many fail to recognize these losses, often depriving s... See More
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
This presentation will explore “emotional rubbernecking” by sharing 1) the results of an online survey of social media users and 2) examples of social media participation following highly publicized tragic events. After summarizing the benefits an... See More
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Cambria E, Floor 2
Communication at end of life (EOL) is difficult, but incredibly important. This research examined language as a clinical tool in hospice settings. Focus groups and interviews were conducted with hospice clinicians in order to understand language c... See More
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
  • Christina Zampitella (Speaker) Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services, Integrative Psychology Group, LLC

The development and use of individualized, therapeutic nature-based rituals as an intervention for bereaved individuals contains specific components that make the ritual meaningful, powerful, and transformational. This presentation aims to discuss...

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9:00 am - 12:30 pm 9:00 am
Crawford E, Floor 3
A special room has been set aside to provide for quiet reflection. As we all know, life is full of changes and transitions, love and loss, but seldom are we given permission and time just to stop and reflect. Take time to do so in the Contemplatio... See More
9:00 am - 12:30 pm 9:00 am
Crawford W, Floor 3
Conference attendees are encouraged to bring a token remembrance of someone deceased and a paragraph or two explaining the meaning of the object for display in the Rituals Archive Project Room. The items and descriptions will serve to connect the ... See More
9:00 am - 11:30 am 9:00 am
Allegheny Foyer, Floor 3

Come visit and see what our exhibitors have to offer. Our 2018 exhibitors include: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, NCA, Marian University, Open to Hope, National Alliance for Grieving Children, Center for Complicated Grief, Springer Publishing ...

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9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Butler, Floor 2

Bereavement rumination process consists of three components, namely content of rumination, metacognitions of rumination, and reactions to rumination. Exploratory factor analyses among 393 Chinese bereaved individuals showed that the content of rum...

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9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
Grieving is often described as a very personal experience; however, it is also inherently interpersonal. Considering individuals within their relational context is integral to understanding the lived experience of bereavement. This presentation wi... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
  • Helen Chapple (Speaker) Associate Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, College of Nursing, Creighton University
Biomedical advances rescue many from sudden death, enabling survivors to live with chronic conditions for years. As illness worsens and general frailty gradually asserts itself, death can often be foreseen. As never before, dying can invite attent... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Somerset W, Floor 2
Same gender partner loss is an important yet often overlooked topic in the grief and bereavement literature. Little known research has been done on microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination and stigmatization, experienced by bereaved ind... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Westmoreland E, Floor 2

The effects of trauma on adult children of alcoholics are lifelong. Utilizing the ACE Questionnaire, identifies this population to facilitate interventions for healing. Adult children of alcoholics experience many triggers promoting post traumatic...

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9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Cambria W, Floor 2
Mental health and pastoral professionals have gained a tremendous amount of insight into how to help individuals and families heal from Intergenerational Trauma (IT). Although we have developed an understanding of IT and its place in the context o... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Cambria E, Floor 2
When individuals are perceived as not having the right to grieve, their grief becomes disenfranchised. Those grieving the death of an extra marital partner face additional challenges as therapeutic support may be difficult to locate and when avail... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Fayette, Floor 2
Supporting families in end of life choices is essential to quality healthcare. Collaboration between healthcare providers and community therapists encourages patients and families, facing end of life, proactively explore what is most important to ... See More
9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
Community-run residential homes for the dying offer a unique venue for obtaining skills-training that may improve students’ confidence and ability to provide end-of-life care. This mixed-methods pilot study examined the impact of placing undergrad... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
Butler, Floor 2
2018 marks the centennial of the influenza pandemic which killed between 50-100 million. Pandemics upend assumptions about medical delivery systems, personal security and grief care evidenced in outbreaks of Ebola and Zika. Globalization elevates ... See More
10:15 am - 10:45 am 10:15 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
This study examines the literary and therapeutic aspects of grief memoirs addressing life-partner loss. The study explores: common literary characteristics of grief narratives; the use and function of artistic forms and grief literature featured i... See More
10:45 am - 11:15 am 10:45 am
Pennsylvania, Floor 2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Butler, Floor 2
  • Thomas Attig, PhD (Speaker) Member and Past Vice-Chair, International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement
Contemporary discussion, research, teaching, and counseling about loss and grief focus predominantly on “negative” aspects of the experiences, including bereavement (deprivation), grief reaction (sorrow and brokenness), pathology, and complication... See More
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Cambria E, Floor 2
If you have ever wondered what it is like to undergo Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), learn from someone who has just gone through all 16 sessions. Understand the pitfalls of bereavement counseling from the client’s perspective. Sure, exposure the... See More
11:15 am - 11:45 am 11:15 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
Although most children’s hospitals offer “legacy interventions” to dying children and their families, multiple definitions of legacy exist across disciplines - thereby complicating service provision and evaluation. The purpose of this study was to... See More
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
Online support groups can be an effective means of extending services beyond the traditional modes of delivery. In this review, researchers examine the literature over the last 10 years for the potential opportunities and the challenges of providi... See More
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Fayette, Floor 2
Bo’s Place, a bereavement center in Houston, has offered Spanish-speaking grief support groups for the past six years to better meet the needs of Houston’s growing Spanish-speaking population. This presentation will provide detailed information on... See More
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Somerset W, Floor 2
  • Ashley Harvey (Speaker) Associate Professor , Colorado State University

Research on differential susceptibility indicates that some individuals are genetically more sensitive to environmental experiences, both positive and negative. As of yet, there are no studies investigating differential susceptibility and bereavem...

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11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
The bereavement memoir has become a popular form of mourning and self-therapy. Most grief memoirists claim they feel better as a result of writing about their grief. This two-tier study evaluates the application of grief memoirs in grief counselin... See More
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
Persons reporting near-death experiences (NDE) assert life-changing effects. This qualitative study of 26 survivors of large burns who reported NDE found themes consistent with those identified in earlier literature (peace and calmness, out-of-the... See More
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Cambria W, Floor 2
  • Lynda Shand (Speakers) Associate Professor, The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing and Health Professions.
  • Nancy Gershman (Speakers) Developer Of Dreamscaping, Co-author, “Prescriptive Memories In Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping” (Routledge, 2019) with psychotherapist Barbara E. Thompson

Longitudinal feedback reveals our Death Café’s longevity relates to two interrelated characteristics. Participants value hosts who are both “straight shooting” and nurturing as well as a setting that balances intimacy with...

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11:45 am - 12:15 pm 11:45 am
Somerset E, Floor 2
A comprehensive examination of community attitudes towards grief counseling is required in order to promote help-seeking behavior among the bereaved. A community sample of adults (N = 156) was surveyed to investigate their attitudes towards grief ... See More
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm 12:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Westmoreland E, Floor 2
After an admission for what was thought to be a benign medical process, an African American matriarch of a family of thirteen lay dying in the ICU. Mistrust grew between the grieving family and the hospital team and the escalating tension worsened... See More
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3

Using the PRISMA guidelines, 694 qualitative research articles were identified and screened for appropriateness from 6 major databases between 2010-2017, 22 were retained for thematic-synthesis. 13 themes emerged and were organized into a four-pha...

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Somerset E, Floor 2

Crescent Cove is the first independent Children’s Hospice and Respite Care Home in Minnesota. It opened its doors in the fall of 2017.  It is one of only three children’s hospices in the USA. This presentation will outline the jou...

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Cambria W, Floor 2
Within the next fourteen years, the US population will undergo a dramatic shift. By 2030, the number of aging adults (65+) will double to more than 71 million Americans. Current research shows that 80% of these aging adults have at least one life-... See More
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2
Given the rising number of suicides in the past 20 years, the need for mental health practitioners with knowledge of suicidality and expertise in meeting the needs of suicidal clients is crucial. Currently, however, most graduate level programs do... See More
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2
Most Syrian children are aware of death, even if they don’t understand it. As a counsellor, you can’t protect a child from the pain of loss, but you can help him feel safe. And by allowing and encouraging him to express his feelings, you can help ... See More
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
Art Therapy research indicates that art is a natural means of expression that invites the ability to break down barriers that can accompany verbal communication. The presenter will showcase a unique collaboration between a grief center and communi... See More
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Butler, Floor 2
  • Lisa Burke (Speaker) Psychologist, Researcher, Lecturer, Monash University
One in three women experience stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and terminations, yet epidemiological research has largely overlooked risk factors for complications in perinatal grief. This research assessed perinatal grief, depression, ... See More
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Fayette, Floor 2
  • Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE (Speaker) Researcher And Clinical Director Grief Encounter (Until 2017), Metanoia Institute of Psychotherapy, London UK
This doctoral research aimed to explore the under-researched area of the lived psychological and emotional experiences of parentally bereaved young people and the challenging and helpful aspects of support, from the young people themselves. Ground... See More
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Cambria W, Floor 2
My presentation focuses primarily on the taboo subject of not only the grieving man, but also the emotional behaviorism of the grieving woman. Going beyond sex, it will also bring forth the considerations of individual gender. This is extremely re... See More
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Somerset W, Floor 2

Informal family caregiving occurs across cultures, settings, and generations. Despite their poor health outcomes, physical burden, and financial burden, caregivers of children with life-threatening illnesses are ...

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Westmoreland W & C, Floor 2

Professional staff in inpatient and outpatient settings are often made aware that a patient/client has suffered significant loss, especially the death of a loved one. This program will emphasize the need for caregivers to resolve their own losses ...

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Westmoreland E, Floor 2

Alethes means "Truth so obvious it cannot be denied." Many veterans of military service, especially combat veterans, have compromised their personal ethics and morals in kill or be killed scenarios. The moral injury occurs when the nobel cause for...

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:45 pm
Cambria E, Floor 2
In constructivist theory, the most important aspect of grief is making meaning out of loss.  Grief narratives, unique stories that help with acceptance of death and accommodation of loss, are created to guide this meaning-making process. The creat... See More
4:00 pm - 5:25 pm 4:00 pm
Allegheny Ballroom, Floor 3
  • Ashley Driste (Speaker) Events Manager, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was created 25 years ago as a work of community activism to protest the appalling lack of attention by the US health agencies to what was then, in 1987, an increase in improbable fatalities among previously healthy gay men ...

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