Living with Grief: Trauma and Loss

Hospice Foundation of America's 2022 Living with Grief® program focuses on the specific issues raised when losses are sudden and traumatic, shattering the bereaved individual’s assumptions that the world is safe, benevolent, or predictable. These deaths can be the result of accidents and disasters; suicides or overdoses; homicide and terrorism; military or service-related deaths; or the unpredictable trajectories of illnesses. In Part One of the program, we explore the factors that complicate grief. In Part Two we use case studies to highlight ways that such losses can be treated. The program concludes with a discussion of vicarious traumatization and strategies for self-care.


  • Jillian BluefordPhD, LPC, NCC, CT, Clinical Assistant Professor for the school counseling program at the University of Denver, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, and certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Read more
  • Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv, Senior Vice President, Grief Programs for HFA and recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling Read more
  • Therese RandoPhD, BCETS, BCBT, clinical psychologist in Warwick, Rhode Island. She is the Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss, which provides mental health services through psychotherapy, training, supervision, and consultation, and specializes in: loss and grief; traumatic stress; and the psychosocial care of persons with chronic, life-threatening, or terminal illness, and their loved ones. Read more
  • Moderator: Frank Sesno, George Washington University Read more

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Length:  120 minutes
CE Hours:  2 CEs available for a variety of boards through April 4, 2023
CE Fees:  Included with registration

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  • Individual - provides live and on-demand access and CE credits for one person. 
  • Organizational - provides unlimited live and on-demand viewing and CE credits to staff within a single organization location. Additional locations available at a discount. (Need additional locations? email educate@hospicefoundation.org for the discount code)
  • Organizational + Community Access License - provides unlimited live and on-demand viewing and CE credits to staff within the organization location and to community members within the organization's immediate geographic service area.

Upon purchase, program materials can be accessed through your HFA account by clicking on the Orders/Courses tab. Continuing education instructions are provided at the end of the program.   
Members receive 30% off the registration fee for this program. Click here to learn about HFA membership.


Program registrants receive 15% discount on book purchases. Members receive additional 15% member discount. 

Click here to order the companion book.

Words from our viewers

Powerful case presentations and interviews. Overall excellent! Thank you!

Thank you!  Difficult but excellent subject.  Specific thanks to those who shared their personal experiences.

Very well done program - great information and recorded interviews. I appreciate their willingness to share their experiences!

Wonderful presentation--thanks to all of the panelists, participants, and HFA staff!
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