Date & Time
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Review ritual as a therapeutic tool, beginning with the importance of the funeral and memorial; and learn how to offer creative ways to enhance the importance of these rituals. In this workshop, you will discover the ways in which rituals can be incorporated within therapeutic processes tied to continuity, transition, reconciliation, and affirmation.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
- Describe three major ways funerals can facilitate the grieving process
- Delineate four factors that can enhance the therapeutic value of funerals
- List and discuss four types of therapeutic rituals
- Discuss four principles for creating therapeutic rituals
A Half-Day Workshop
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$110 (Members & Nonmembers)
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 – 5:30 pm
On the Edge of Forever: Paranormal Experiences at Life’s End
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This workshop can be taken alone or as part of the New York Open Center’s Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology. Click HERE for more information.
This program is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center
Ken Doka, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and counseling at the College of New Rochelle and a senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. He is the author of Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss, as well as 33 other books and over 100 articles and book chapters. He is also the editor of Omega: Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement, past president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (IWG).