Registration Open For The National Center For Death Education’s Summer Institute on Grief and Loss at Mount Ida College

The National Center for Death Education at Mount Ida College is pleased to invite you to register for our 30th annual  Summer Institute on Grief and Loss from July 21 to July 25, 2014. The five-day Institute features leading experts in thanatology, professional networking and more. To register, visit


The Summer Institute on Grief and Loss is designed for professionals in a variety of settings who work with people who have experienced loss and grief. Participants gain an understanding of current issues in the field of loss and grief counseling and become better able to make assessments and informed referrals. The program includes a series of five workshops on a variety of timely topics including:

  • Living with HIV/AIDS: challenges & strategies; responding to persistent PTSD, grief and loss in minority, aging and GLBT communities presented by Donna Gallagher (APRN-C, MS, ANP, FAAN, MA); Jim Campbell, Chair National Association on HIV Over Fifty; Lenny Alberts, MD; and Shirley Royster, Peer Advocate and Educator.
  • The Impact of Traumatic Loss: A workshop for loss & bereavement caregivers presented by Jack Jordan.
  • Beyond Gender: Understanding the ways men and women grieve presented by Ken Doka.
  • Exploring the Healing Power of Hope and Miracles: For ourselves and others presented by Lucille R Marchand (BSN, MD).
  • Pediatric Palliative Care along the Life Cycle with presenters Joanne Wolfe (MD, MPH); Emma Jones, MD; Rachael Menius (MSN, CPNP-AC, CPON); Janet Duncan (MSN, CPNP); and Marsha Joselow, LISCW.

Each daylong workshop provides six continuing education credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, nurses and psychologists.

Institute participants have the option of registering for individual workshops or for the entire week.

For complete workshop descriptions, and to learn more about registration, please visit our Institute webpage.