The 2025 Symposium on Death and
Bereavement Studies

presents

Family Dynamics
at the Bedside and Beyond 

An online, interactive seminar

Saturday, January 18, 2025
9 am - 5 pm Pacific

 

In this unique online seminar, you'll work interactively
with some of today's most respected leaders in death and bereavement studies.
Join us for a day of unique content covering profound experiences and critical issues
experienced by dying and grieving individuals.  

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Who Should Attend:

. Physicians, nurses and medical staff
. Counselors and psychologists and social workers
. Hospice professionals
. Spiritual seekers and mystics
. Bereaved individuals and caregivers
. Theologians and religious scholars
. Anyone working with death, dying and bereavement


Five CE credit hours available for
nurses, social workers, counselors and more
 CE credits can only be given for live online attendance.
For information on our CEs, click here

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2025
9 am - 4:30 pm Pacific
11 am - 6:30 pm Central

12 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern

ALL PRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECORDED,
AND REGISTERED ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE LINKS TO THE RECORDINGS

2025 Presenters

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Doneila McIntosh

Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, FFGT
Symposium Host/Facilitator

Dr. Daniel is an inter-spiritual hospice chaplain and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling and in family-focused grief therapy by The Portland Institute.  She conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and is an adjunct instructor in death studies and chaplaincy at Marian University,  the University of Maryland and the Graduate Theological Union. She  is the founder of The Afterlife ConferenceThe Conference on Death, Grief and Belief, and the Ask Doctor Death podcast.  CE TRACK

Debi Frankle, MA
Encountering Estrangement: Grief in Challenging Family Relationships

Explore the multifaceted nature of estrangement, its impact on familial relationships, and the unique challenges it presents during times of illness and death. MORE TO COME  CE TRACK

 

 

Vanessa Brooks MA
When Faith Fails in a Family

This talk will address the deep feelings of isolation and emotional turmoil that can arise
when one's spiritual beliefs differ from those of the family during times of loss, including:

- The unique struggles faced by individuals whose faith diverges from their family's during
bereavement.
- Feeling spiritually disconnected and unsupported in your time of grief.
- Strategies for navigating these echallenges while honoring your own beliefs
and finding solace. 

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Robert Neimeyer PhD and Carolyn Ng, PsyD

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Doneila McIntosh

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Symposium Agenda
(Speakers and schedules are subject to change without notice)

Questions?
Call 503-957-7419 or email  terri@danieldirect.net

FOR CE SEEKERS:
Learning Objectives for This Course

At the end of this program, you will be better able to:

. Explain benefits of psychedelics at end-of-life
. Discuss the process the "die before you die" practice
. Describe the perspectives and experiences of ancient mystics
. Discuss emerging spiritual practices in the Black community
.  Critique emerging spiritual movements

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

    • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
    • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
    • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
    • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact [YOUR ORGANIZATION'S CONTACT NAME AND EMAIL].

For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at info@spiritualcompetencyacademy.com.