Webinar examines role of anxiety following death of a loved one

ImageAnxiety is the preeminent emotion in acute grief and can manifest in a number of ways. In addition, it can be a leading indicator of complicated mourning; yet often, grief professionals focus their attention and interventions on other emotions. This is unfortunate, since anxiety after a loved one’s loss is often a significant concern and can create many problematic reactions. Join ADEC and presenter Therese Rando for this important new webinar coming up on Wednesday, November 19. Attendees will learn about the critical role of anxiety in all types of bereavement and learn an overview of strategies for effective intervention. ADEC members enjoy reduced rates — learn more and register today

What can the Thanatology Association do for you?

Thanatology is the study of death among human beings. ADEC members are professionals with specialized education in dying, death and bereavement, or whose professional responsibilities include working with the dying and/or bereaved. Here are some helpful resources that we offer for the public:

  • Find a Specialist: Use this directory to find a specialist by area of expertise, geographic setting or profession.
  • Coping with Loss: Coping with loss is often a difficult journey. ADEC has compiled these resources for individuals experiencing a death-related loss or for those seeking to help others.
  • ADEC Forum archive: The Forum is ADEC's professional publication and a source of cutting-edge material on thanatology. Issues older than three years are publicly available.
  • Other organizations: View a list of helpful organizations that all offer services related to grief, bereavement, death and dying.

Save the date to join your colleagues for ADEC's 2015 conference in San Antonio


37th Annual 

Conference, April 

8-11, 2015, 


ADEC's 37th annual conference will kick off in San Antonio, Texas, on April 8, 2015. Plan to attend and network with hundreds of thanatology professionals who share your interests. Our conference will address the theme of Honoring Diversity – Dying, Death and Bereavement in a Multicultural World.

Registration will begin this November — join our mailing list to make sure you don't miss the announcement.

Become a member of ADEC today! 

ImageBe a part of a growing, diverse, multidisciplinary, and international group of professionals who work in death, dying and bereavement.

Together, we promote excellence and recognize diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology; and facilitate the sharing of research, theory and practice in death, dying and bereavement.

There's a place for you in ADEC: learn more about membership and join us today.