This week's webinar explores use of metaphor in clinical work

Grievers often use metaphors to describe their experience. It is important for would-be helpers to pay attention to the particular metaphors a grieving person chooses. In this new webinar from ADEC featuring Janice Nadeau, PhD, LP, LMFT, RN, FT, participants will hear about a model for analyzing metaphors, incorporating them into clinical practice, and working within a given metaphor to lessen suffering and promote healthy grieving. Register now for this event coming up this Wednesday, September 17. 


Application deadline for ADEC's Certification in Thanatology is Sep. 17

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ADEC’s certification program is designed for a wide range of professionals who work with and study those affected by death and dying. When you earn Certification in Thanatology, you demonstrate your in-depth knowledge of the dying and grief process, and validate your professionalism, persistence and commitment to the field.

Act now: the deadline to apply for this year's exam is September 17. Learn what's necessary to submit your application.

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.