TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

Special Note: TAPS is pleased to launch a series of TAPS Talks, virtual gatherings to bring comfort and connections to our TAPS family. TAPS Talks will create a safe space for support and informal learning, from expert presenters and from each other. Each opportunity for connection will include a brief presentation followed by a moderated Question and Answer session. Upcoming connections can be found on our events calendar. Recordings of each discussion will be posted on the TAPS website after the event.

 

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

At the Institute, practical information on coping with loss is accessible to all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

 

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart speaks at the launch of the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® on March 5, 2018.

 

Event Calendar


September 10The 411 on Professional Grief and Trauma Counseling
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education credit hours available

  • Jon Reid, PhDNCC, TAPS Advisory Board Member

September 20Moving Yourself Forward 
Held at TAPS Institute, Arlington, Virginia
1 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Eileen O’Grady, PhD, School of Wellness faculty member
  • Paul Tschudi, EdS, MA, LPC, School of Wellness faculty member, TAPS Advisory Board Member

September 24Finding Wholeness After Trauma
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

  • James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, TAPS Advisory Board Member

October 8 — Supporting My School Aged Children Throughout the Grief Journey
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

  • Jon Reid, PhD, NCC, TAPS Advisory Board Member

October 29 — Providing Hope and Healing to Those Coping with Trauma and Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, TAPS Advisory Board Member

November 12 — Rebuilding Faith and Hope After Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kevin Quiles, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC

November 14 — Collage: Grief, Loss, and Expressive Arts Therapy
Held at TAPS Institute, Arlington, Virginia 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern
5 Continuing Education hours available

  • Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, TAPS Advisory Board Member

November 20 — So Much Has Changed: Managing Secondary Losses During the Holidays
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, TAPS Advisory Board Member

December 3 — Understanding the Role of Medication in Grief
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Eric Bui, PhD, MD

January 28 — You, Me, Us: Supporting Couples After the Death of a Child
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Tina Barrett, EdDLCPC, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Tamarack Grief Resource Center; TAPS Advisory Board Member
  • Kim Parrow, MA, LCPC, Lead Grief Specialist, Tamarack Grief Resource Center

February 11 — Grief River: A Nature-Inspired Map for Understanding Grief and Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Thom Dennis, DMin, LCPC, CT, Bereavement Coordinator, NorthShore University Health System

February 18 — Who Am I Now? Life After Caregiving Ends
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • William G. Hoy, DMin, FT, Clinical Professor, Baylor University, TAPS Advisory Board Member

February 25 — Supporting Bereaved Children with Autism
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

  • Margaret Lynn Beaudoin-Kobb, MDiv, Staff Chaplain, Co-Chair Elect, Diversity & Inclusion Core Council, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • David Stevenson, MDiv, CT, Bereavement Coordinator, Crossroads Hospice

March 5 — Love After Loss (for women)
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Carla Stumpf-Patton, EdD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP, TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postvention Initiatives
  • Susan Starnes, LCSW-C

March 7 — Introduction to Mind-Body Skills
In-person workshop at TAPS Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern

  • Hosted in partnership with the American Red Cross

March 10Love After Loss (for men)
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Justin M. Yopp, PhD, Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
  • Warren G. Pellegrin, United States Marine Corps veteran and TAPS Peer Mentor

March 18Coping with Grief in Uncertain Times
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Ken Doka, PhD, MDIV
  • Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder

March 19Meditation and Self-Care for Stressful Times
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Heather Stang, MAC-IATY, TAPS Advisory Board

March 20Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • William G. Hoy, DMINFT, TAPS Advisory Board

March 21Living the Lessons of Grief in Uncertain Times
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Emily Muñoz, TAPS Health and Wellness Director

March 22The Smart thing and the Right thing are usually the Same thing ...strategies for navigating today's world
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Robert J. Delany, National Basketball Association, TAPS Advisory Board

March 23Strategies for Healthy Eating
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Kristen McGill, RD, CSOWM, In-Store Nutritionist at Giant Food

March 24Too Close for Comfort: Mental Health and Wellness During Changing Family Dynamics
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Kim Ruocco, MSW, Vice President of TAPS Suicide Prevention and Postvention
  • Carla Stumpf-Patton, EdD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP, TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postvention Initiatives

March 25The Power of Perspective: Choosing Gratitude
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Erin Jacobson, TAPS Senior Advisor, Outreach and Engagement

March 26Catching some Zzz’s – Finding Rest when Stressed
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Heather Stang, MAC-IATY, TAPS Advisory Board

March 27Strategies for Coping When you are Feeling Isolated
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Dale Larson, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University

March 28Managing Work and Family Under the Same Roof
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Rachel Kodanaz, Consultant, Author and Speaker

March 29Managing Substance Use during this Challenging Time
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Franklin Cook, MA, CPC, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer in Suicide Prevention and Postvention

March 30Trust and Laughter During a Crisis
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Frank Campbell, PhD, LCSW, CT, Senior Consultant for Campbell and Associates Consulting

March 31 — Coping with Hurtful Comments
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Rev. Paul A. Metzler, DMin, clergy member, therapist, and grief counselor

April 1Grieving as a Grandparent
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhDMDiv, TAPS Advisory Board Member
  • Dana and Linda O’Brien, TAPS Peer Mentors

April 2Helping Kids Feel More Secure in Uncertain Times
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, co-founder of the Satori Group

April 3Go Outdoors! The Healing Power of Nature
TAPS Talk live connection, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

  • Tony Paz, TAPS Director of Outdoor Engagement
  • Rachel Hunsell, TAPS Expeditions Coordinator
  • Gabriel Rao, Manager, TAPS Men's Programs

May 7Helping Grievers Cope with Guilt, Anger, and Other Difficult Emotions
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhDMDiv, TAPS Advisory Board Member
  • Dale Larson, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University

June 12Adult Siblings as Disenfranchised Grievers 
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT

June 23Mystical Experiences of the Dying and Bereaved, An Interfaith, Multi-cultural Perspective 
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP

August 5The Helper's Journey
Full day workshop at TAPS Institute, Arlington, Virginia
Continuing education credits available

  • Dale G. Larson, PhD

† Program in partnership with Hospice Foundation of America

Additional events will be added to the Institute calendar. Dates and times subject to change.

 

Contact Information

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS National Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201. Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.