TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

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


February 1 — Grief Journaling in the New Year
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT, TAPS Advisory Board Member

January 18 — Coping with Loss when Death is Stigmatized
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhDMDiv, Senior Vice President, Grief Programs, Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), TAPS Advisory Board Member

January 25 — Supporting Grievers Coping with Sibling Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, TAPS Advisory Board

November 2Navigating Conversations around Grief and the Holidays
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Rachel Kodanaz, TAPS Advisory Board Member

November 16Helping Grievers Draw Boundaries
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC

October 19Where Faith Meets Grief: The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Coping with Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Jerome G. Weaver, M.Div., D. Min

October 26The Power of Sound Healing
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Janie Keilwitz, RN, MN, BSN

September 21 — From Grief to Peace: Journaling for Life After Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

August 17Asking for Help When You Are Grieving
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhDMDiv, Senior Vice President, Grief Programs, Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), TAPS Advisory Board Member

August 20Finding Meaning in Afghanistan
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • 10 Panelists from non-profit organizations serving veterans and military families
  • Special Guest, Therese A. Rando, PhD, Founder and Clinical Director, The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss
  • Moderator, Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

August 31"You Don't Know How I Feel" - Navigating Conversations Around Personal Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Rachel Kodanaz, TAPS Advisory Board Member

July 20Coping with Sibling Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, TAPS Advisory Board member

July 27Grieving While You Work, Working While You are Grieving
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • L. Mark Hensley, MTS, DMin, PT-Csp

June 15 — Shifting Tides: From Caregiver to Survivor
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Lisa Zucker, MSW, LCSW, CTEMDR trained

June 22 — Music of the Soul: What Music Teaches Us About Coping with Grief
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC, Founder & CEO, Composing Life Out of Loss

June 29 — Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Demystified
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Howard Lipke, PhD, editorial board member, EMDR Journal of Practice and Research

May 20 — Grief Leadership: Examples from the Life and Service of Captain America
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Stephen J. Cozza, MD, DFAACAP, DFAPA, COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
  • David F. Carey, MS, BS, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.), Combat-Veteran (OIF/OEF)
  • Jill Harrington-Lamorie, DSW, LCSW, Adjunct Professor, Grief Educator, Trainer, Writer, and Consultant

April 13 — Grieving Styles and Family Dynamics: Communicating with Children and Teens
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Andy McNiel, MA, Senior Advisor, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

April 20 — The Helper's Journey: Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring in a Challenging Time
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 hours continuing education credits available

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

April 27 — Coping with Special Days - Finding Comfort in Remembering
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Patti Anewalt, PhDLPCFT, Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss

March 16 — Coping With Guilt When You're Grieving
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • David Feldman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

† 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.