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ADEC in Conversation: Coronavirus 2019

ADEC in Conversation: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

A Special Series of Panel Discussions and Interviews from ADEC 
Members and Leaders in the Field 

Facilitated by Dr. Jill Harrington
Chair, ADEC Concurrent Program 
Conference Planning Committee


COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement, and Death at a Distance: Perspectives on The Impact to the Community

Panelists:

  • Private Practice Perspective: Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, ADEC President
  • Community Hospice Perspective: Patti Anewalt, PhD, Director of Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
  • Academic Perspective: Tashel Bordere, PhD,University of Missouri 
  • Chaplaincy Perspective: Rick Forrest, PhD, Chaplain, Norton Children’s Hospital
  • Funeral Perspective: Becky Lomaka, Director of Grief Support, O’Connor Mortuary
  • Faith, Rites, and Rituals Perspective: Bill Hoy, PhD, Baylor University

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COVID-19: Best Practices in Grief and Bereavement Tele-therapy

A Conversation with Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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COVID-19: Grief, Loss of the Assumptive World and Meaning-Making

A Conversation with Robert Neimeyer, PhD, Portland Institute for Loss & Transition

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COVID-19 and Complicated Grief 

A Conversation with M. Katherine Shear, M.D., Columbia University School of Social Work, Center for Complicated Grief

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COVID-19: Pandemic, Grief, Loss and Suicidality

Panelists:

  • Jack Jordan, PhD, Private Practice
  • Kim Ruocco, MSW, TAPS Vice President, Suicide Prevention & Postvention
  • Melinda Moore, PhD, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Dr. Jill Harrington, DSW, Private Practice

COVID-19: Perspectives from Past Presidents

Panelists:

  • Ken Doka, PhD, Disenfranchised Grief, Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America
  • Carla Sofka, PhD, LCSW, Grief & Death in the Digital Age, Siena College
  • Heather Servarty-Seib, PhD, Grief, Loss & College Students, Purdue University
  • Howard Winokuer, PhD, Self-Care and Compassion, Private Practice

COVID-19 and Non-Death Loss 

A Conversation with Darcy Harris, PhD, FT, Associate Professor, Thanatology Coordinator, King’s University College at Western University, Ontario, Canada

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COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement, and Death at a Distance: International Perspectives on the Impact to Worldwide Communities 

Panelists:

  • Christopher Hall, MA (Australia) 
  • Carl Becker, PhD, DLitt (Japan)
  • Andy Hy Ho, PhD, EdD, MFT, FT (Singapore)
  • Darcy Harris, PhD, FT (Canada)
  • Stephen Connor, PhD (Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, Washington, D.C.)

COVID-19: Losses Facing Children and Adolescents, Delivery of Services & Coping

Panelists:

  • Donna Schuurman, PhD, The Dougy Center
  • Brook Griese, PhD, Judi’s House, JAG Institute
  • Irwin Sandler, PhD, Arizona State University
  • Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP, Founder, SAMHSA-funded Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center, Houston, Texas

COVID-19: Grief & Resilience: Coping with Uncertainty and the Power of Positive Thinking

Panelists:

  • Peggy Whiting, Ed.D., LPCS, FT, Professor, North Carolina Central University
  • Rob Zucker, MA, LCSW, FT, Author, “The Journey Through Grief and Loss”
  • Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MS, LCSW, Open to Hope Foundation; Adjunct Professor Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Gloria Horsley, PhD, Open to Hope Foundation
  • Jakob van Wielink, MA, Grief Counselor and Executive Coach, Partner at De School voor Transitie, Netherlands; Faculty Member Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. 

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COVID-19: Learning About Restorative Retelling and Resilience in the Face of Loss

Panelists:

  • Edward Rynearson, M.D., Grief Services, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Washington
  • Laura Takacs, LICSW, MPH, Grief Services, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Washington

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COVID-19 and Artful Grief

Panelists: 

  • Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, Art Therapist, The Kristen Rita Strouse Foundation; Faculty, The Portland Institute for Loss and Transition
  • Barbara Thompson, OTD, LCSW, OTR/L, Professor, The Sage Colleges
  • Sarah Vollmann, MPS, ATR-BC, LICSW, Art Therapist, Clinical Social Worker 

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COVID-19 and the Centennial of the Spanish Flu Epidemic

A Conversation with Harold Ivan Smith, DMIN, FT

Harold Ivan Smith is a grief specialist on the teaching faculties of Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, and the Carondolet Medical Institute in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is recognized as a Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. He received the Distinguished Service Award from ADEC in 2009.


COVID-19: Clinical Considerations around Perinatal Loss

A Conversation with Christiane Manzella, PhD, Senior Psychologist, Seleni Institute, New York, New York

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COVID-19: The Importance of Grief Leadership

Panelists: 

  • Stephen J. Cozza, M.D., Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Professor of Psychiatry Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress School of Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
  • James Martin, Ph.D. Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Professor of Social Work and Social Research Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • David F. Carey, M.S. Strategic Intelligence, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I and III) and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan (OEF 2013)

COVID-19 and Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

A Conversation with Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT, Mindfulness and Grief Institute, Hagerstown, Maryland

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