The Conference on Death and Bereavement Studies:

A Professional Development Symposium


ONLINE - January 10, 2021
9 am - 4:30 pm




In this unique online seminar, you'll work interactively
with some of today's most respected leaders in death and afterlife studies.
Join us for a day of unique content, experiential processes and interactive group exercises
covering critical issues not generally addressed in traditional counseling or support group settings.

Who Should Attend This Event:

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

Seven CE credit hours for social workers, nurses,

psychologists, counselors and more!

The entire program will be recorded,
and registrants will receive a link to the recording.

 CE credits can only be given for live attendance.


Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021
9 am – 4:30 pm Pacific
12 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern

Seven CE Credit Hours for Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors and More



The Death Studies Movement: What Have We Learned in Half a Century?
Ken Doka PhD,
Senior Consultant,
Hospice Foundation of America


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Prolonged Grief Disorder and Associated Risk Factors
Sonya Lott PhD,
Complicated Grief Specialist

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Science Meets Shamanism:
The Marriage of Medicine

and Mysticism
Jeff Black MD, MDiv, BCC, Psychiatrist and
Shamanic Practitioner


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Bereavement and Bad Theology:
A Toxic Cocktail
Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, CCTP, End-of-Life Educator
and Trauma Specialist

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The Spiritual Lives of
Dying Children
David Steinhorn MD,
Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Conversations at End of Life: Being an Effective Facilitator
Karen Wyatt MD,
Hospice and Family Practice Physician

Seven CE Credit Hours for Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors and More

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Learning Objectives for This Course
At the end of this program, you will be better able to:

. Explain the significance of spirituality in the grieving process
. Discuss current research on contemporary death studies
. Facilitate effective end-of-life conversations
. Analyze risk factors for complicated grief
. Discuss the spiritual experiences of dying children


About our Continuing Education Credits

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

. 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.

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact The Afterlife Education Foundation at For questions about CE, visit  or contact David Lukoff, PhD at