Through Hospice Foundation of America's live programs, webinars, text books and DVDs, HFA improves the quality of hospice care by providing excellent resources and support to professionals. Look here first for continuing education, as well as support resources for your clients and tips about reaching out to your community.

  • Paranormal Experiences at the End of Life and After a Death

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    This presentation explores the paranormal phenomena associated with death, dying, and grief.  It will address a variety of phenomena that may be experienced in the dying process and in bereavement, including terminal lucidity, near death experiences, nearing-death experiences, and extraordinary experiences in grief, including experiencing the presence of the deceased. While respectful of such experiences, presenters consider counseling implications and connections to current grief concepts, such as continuing bonds.
    Expert: Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv
    CEs: 1.5 hours. View the approved boards. $7 per certificate.
    Format: archived webinar program
    Active through: August 10, 2016

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    8/11/2015 12:00:00 PM

  • Talking about Funerals with Families

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    This edition of HFA's Professional Conversations series features a discussion about how end-of-life professionals can work more closely with funeral directors in their communities to support families through the difficult but important process of planning funerals and memorials. 
    Panelists: Laura Macho and Alan Musicant; moderated by JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, ACHPN
    CEs: Certificate of attendance only
    Format: Recorded
    Active through: July 27, 2016 

  • The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

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    HFA’s 2015 Living with Grief® program explores the issues of loss for patients, families  and caregivers throughout the course of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
    Panelists: Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW; Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH;  Nancy Pearce, LISW-CP; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, and Charles Corr, PhD. Panelist bios.
    CEs: 3 hours continuing education. View the approved boards.
    Formats: Online (streaming video) and DVD
    Active through: April 21, 2016.

  • Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning--Supporting Families at Life's End

    HFA’s 2016 Living with Grief® program explores best practices in supporting patients and families during the end of life. This live event will be interactive, providing opportunities to ask questions of the presenters. The LIVE, two-hour program begins at 12:30pm ET on January 28, 2016.
    PanelistsBetty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN; Betty J. Kramer, PhD, MSSW; and Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv. JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, ACHPN, a veteran panelist of several Living with Grief® programs, will serve as moderator.
    CEs: 2.5 hours (with 30-minute local panel) continuing education. View the board approvals.
    Formats: Online (streaming video)
    Active through: June 30, 2016.

    1/28/2016 12:30:00 PM

  • Creative and Therapeutic Rituals

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    In this 90-minute webinar, presenters will discuss use of ritual – a symbolic act or activity – and ways that ritual can help grievers honor a death and cope after a death. The program will include concrete examples of therapeutic ritual that can be used in various settings, such as grief support groups, bereavement camps, and hospice community events.
    Panelists: Pamela Gabbay, MA, FT, and Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv.
    CEs: 1.5 hours of continuing education. View the approved boards
    Format: Archived recording of live program
    Active through: June 8, 2016

  • Remembrance and Life Review

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    This webinar reviews the theory and techniques behind life review and reminiscence therapies focusing on the ways that such a technique can assist meaning-making at the end-of-life.  The webinar also discusses strategies that can be utilized in cases where life reviews may be problematic or psychologically threatening.
    Panelists: Paul A. Metzler, DMin, and Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv.
    CEs: 1.5 hours of continuing education. View the board approvals
    Format: Archived version recorded live.
    Active through: July 13, 2016