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Integrative Thanatology Certificate Training | An Art of Dying Education Program – 74.5 CE’s

About the Program

January 15 – June 27, 2021
See complete schedule below

Today more than ever there is a clear call to understand and work with death and dying in new and more open ways. This time of increased mortality and suffering drives home to us that we urgently need more innovative and holistic approaches to living, dying and death.

Our Integrative Thanatology certificate program is intended to do just that—to reframe our current conception of dying and to reclaim lost wisdom and helpful cultural practices. It provides health care practitioners and those with a profound interest in the energetics of living and dying with a unique set of skills to deepen their understanding of the spiritual, psychological, social and physical aspects of the dying experience.

The Association of Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting towards the continuing education requirements for the ADEC Certification in Thanatology. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available for many of the workshops in this training.

Topic Highlights Include:

  • How to work more compassionately and intelligently with the dying
  • Tools for caregiving and caregivers
  • Alternative approaches to understanding life and death
  • How to restore a sense of sacredness to the dying process
  • How to promote wise relationships in accompanying the dying
  • Special tools and techniques for end-of-life doulas
  • How to nurture the potential for psycho-spiritual transformation in the dying process
  • The effects of compassionate presence at the end of life
  • End of life planning
  • Cross cultural rituals of grief and loss
  • Skills in attending those in the death, dying, loss and bereavement processes

Who Should Attend

The Art of Dying certificate program can be of great benefit to those working in hospices, nursing homes and other health-care settings, as well as for students, counselors, social workers, teachers, clergy members, psychologists, end of life doulas and others who want to enter or broaden their work in the burgeoning field of death and dying. It is also appropriate for anyone with a sincere interest in this profound topic.

Students in the Integrative Thanatology program will complete their coursework entirely online. With personalized instruction, students will be supported throughout the program by our faculty and staff to not only deepen and expand their personal understanding of death and dying but also to forge connections and create networks that could be of great help in their professional lives going forward.

Faculty Include:




Integrative Thanatology Certificate
Seminar Code: NYOC-031
Presenter(s): Dr. L. Blackhall, A. Holecek, Ph.D., K. Wyatt, MD, S. Raphael, Ph.D., A. Bossis, Ph.D., and T. Bordere, Ph.D., CT, et al
Date(s): 1/16/21, 1/17/21, 1/28/21, 2/6/21, 2/24/21, 3/10/21, 3/12/21, 3/14/21, 4/16/21, 4/18/21, 4/22/21, 5/15/21, 5/16/21, 6/12/21 and 6/13/21
Metro: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Pricing Information:

Continuing Education Credits (74.5) $40.00
Please note this fee is for the CEU certificate only in addition to the program fee – $40.00
For eligible professions and to purchase the CEUs click HERE.
CEU certificates will be eligible for download following the course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

The course content is suitable for all levels: Introductory, Beginning, Advanced.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Refund & Cancellation Policy – click HERE. For questions or concerns, contact registration@opencenter.org.



  • Psychoanalysts
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Creative Arts Therapists
  • Educators
  • Nurses


  • Prerequisites: No
  • Supplies for this class: NA
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.


Full Payment: $1995

Payment Plan: $2250
$750 due at registration. 3 more payments of $500 each due on February 22, March 29, and May 3

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*Call to register for the payment plan: 212-219-2527 x 2

Integrative Thanatology Certificate Training | An Art of Dying Education Program – 74.5 CE’s

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