Assessing suicide risk in bereaved clients  —  webinar on July 16

Suicidal ideation and impulses are always a concern for clinicians, yet such feelings are not uncommon in bereaved individuals. Therefore, assessing the risk of suicide, and deciding on an appropriate clinical response to a bereaved person expressing such thoughts, presents a unique challenge for grief therapists. This presentation will identify some of the common patterns of suicidality after loss, as well as describe some of the types of interventions required for various levels of suicide risk. Join ADEC and webinar presenter John Jordan, PhD, for this session on July 16. Learn more and register. 



Make this the year you earn Certification in Thanatology

ADEC Certified in Thanatology iconIf you work with the bereaved or the dying, or if you study those affected by grief, loss, death and dying, then ADEC's certification program is for you. By earning ADEC’s Certification in Thanatology (CT), you identify yourself to members of the public as uniquely qualified to practice in your chosen field and better prepared to help the dying and bereaved in practical and profound ways.

Are you prepared to demonstrate your expertise, professionalism and commitment to the field of thanatology? Learn more about the value and benefits of being Certified in Thanatology. The deadline to apply for the 2014 certification exam is September 17.  

Be a part of ADEC's Annual Conference in San Antonio

ADEC 37th Annual Conference, April 8-11, 2015, Grand Hyatt San AntonioADEC is now accepting proposals for Concurrent Sessions and Poster Presentations for our 37th Annual Conference, being held in San Antonio, Texas, in April 2015. All submissions must be completed by September 10.

ADEC welcomes submissions on a breadth of topics related to death, dying, grief and loss, though proposals that fit the conference theme, Honoring Diversity – Dying, Death and Bereavement in a Multicultural World, are especially welcome. Visit the conference site to learn about submission requirements and instructions, then submit your proposal to be part of the leading thanatology conference.

Become a member of ADEC today! 



Be 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.