Upcoming Live Programs

2019-2020 Professional Education Programs

Programs are archived and available for on-demand viewing for 12 months from live date.
Continuing education (1.5 credit hours) is available from a wide variety of professional boards for each program.

November 19, 2019 | 12-1:30 pm ET

J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP; moderated by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Dr. William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning model was a significant addition to the field of grief and bereavement. Join Dr. Worden, a pioneering researcher and clinician, in conversation with Dr. Kenneth Doka to discuss how this model has evolved over time and how professionals can utilize the model in a wide range of bereavement situations. 

January 21, 2020 | 12-1:30 pm ET

Suicide in Later Life: Who's at Risk and How You Can Help

Judith Stillion, PhD
In the United States, persons aged 65 and older make up 13% of the population but accounted for 18% of all suicides. Dr. Stillion will examine trends and hallmarks of elderly suicide and suggest approaches for dealing with suicidal elders and their surviving family and friends.


February 20, 2020 | 12-1:30 pm ET
Adverse Childhood Experiences as a Risk Factor for Complicated Grief

Elizabeth Crunk, PhD & Laurie Burke, PhD
Current research is showing links between trauma in childhood and poor lifetime physical and psychological outcomes, including at the end of life and during bereavement. Dr. Crunk and Dr. Burke will discuss their research findings and clinical implications of the relation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and complicated grief in bereaved adults and offer some recommendations for intervention. They will also provide ways to incorporate trauma assessment and intervention into bereavement settings.

March 25, 2020 | 1:00 pm ET | Living with Grief®

Intimacy and Sexuality During Illness and Loss

Carrie Arnold, PhD, FT, M.Ed., RSW, CCC; Alua Arthur, JD; John Cagle, MSW, PhD; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Holistic treatment of individuals who are terminally ill or bereaved should include the needs of the whole person. Yet the most basic of human desires, those that include intimate and sexual relationships, are frequently avoided, dismissed, or unaddressed by healthcare, social service, clergy and bereavement professionals. Patients, family caregivers, and clients can be inhibited by the deeply personal nature of intimacy and sexuality and often do not raise concerns with professionals. This program will identify barriers and suggest interventions.

April 21, 2020 | 12-1:30 pm ET

2019_Using-the-Dual-Process-Model-of-Coping-with-Bereavement.jpgUsing the Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement to Improve Your Practice

Margaret Stroebe, PhD & Henk Schut, PhD; moderated by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Stroebe and Schut’s Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement is a foundational component to understanding the grieving process. Join these pioneering researchers, in conversation with Dr. Kenneth Doka, to discuss how this model was developed and what role it can play in supporting the bereaved.   

June 16, 2020 | 12-1:30 pm ET
The Evolving Role of theTrained Death Doula in End-of-Life Care

Alua Arthur, JD
Death doulas, individuals who provide non-medical care and support, are playing an increasingly important role in helping dying persons and their families. Alua Arthur, founder of Going with Grace, will examine this growing field and how trained death doulas can complement the care that hospice and end-of-life professionals provide. 

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Widowed-Parents-program-image.jpgHelping Widowed Parents Cope with Parenting, Loss, and Life 

Justin Yopp, PhD
Widowed parents face broad challenges as they cope with their own grief while also supporting their grieving children. Dr. Yopp, author of The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life, will discuss current research and clinical efforts aimed at supporting these parents and their families. 
Live date: September 17, 2019