Help for the Holidays: Annual Grief Seminar

In-Person Attendance


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Featuring National Author and Grief Expert – Dr. Kenneth Doka

The holidays are supposed to be “that most wonderful time of the year.”

  • But what do we do when those we love are no longer here?
  • What happens when we lose our reason for celebrating?
  • How do we cope when we are facing the holidays alone?

Come join us as a prolific author and leading expert on grief and loss, Dr. Kenneth Doka, helps us find hope for the coming new year.

This seminar will help those living with grief find inspiration and coping strategies for surviving and thriving the holiday season after a significant loss of a loved one and support professional caregivers through 4.5 FREE CEU skill-building hours to help their clients meet the goal above through several topics.




8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Finding Your Path through the Holidays: The Journey of Grief Through Difficult Seasons (1.5 CEUs)
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Living with Grief since COVID-19: The Pandemic and Disenfranchised Grief (1.0 CEU)
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Catered)
12:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss (2.0 CEU)
3:00 p.m. Day Complete

Includes 4.5 FREE CEUs for social workers, therapists, clergy and other professionals.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, mDiv, is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. A prolific author, Dr. Doka’s books include Grieving beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Woman Mourn; Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness; Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow; and his most recent book, Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path through Loss. In addition to these books, he has published over 100 articles and book chapters. A licensed mental health counselor, Dr. Doka is also editor of Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement. He has served as a consultant to medical, nursing, funeral service and hospice organizations as well as businesses and educational and social service agencies. Dr. Doka is also an ordained Lutheran minister.

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