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


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

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

February 9 — Wellness Techniques for Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Neil Goodman, disabled Vietnam Veteran, Certified Meditation Instructor

February 23 — Understanding the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Colonel Hunt Kerrigan, USA (Ret.), Military Outreach Advisor, FedPoint
  • Lisa J. Roussel, CLTC, LTCP, Senior Account Manager, FedPoint

January 12 — "Be Strong" and Other Myths of Grief
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kelvin Chin, MA, JD, Grief Recovery Expert and Author

January 28 — Mindfulness as Your Superpower
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Jill A. Harrington, DSWLCSW, TAPS Volunteer
  • Heather Stang, MAC-IATY, TAPS Advisory Board

December 1Five Things Kids Bereaved by Suicide Want Adults to Know
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Andy McNiel, MA, TAPS Youth Program Senior Advisor
  • Carla Stumpf-Patton, EDDLMHCNCC, FTCCTP, TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postvention Initiatives

December 8Grief in the Holidays: Finding Meaning and Hope as a Family
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Andy McNiel, MA, TAPS Youth Program Senior Advisor

December 15Healing Trauma and Finding Hope in the Outdoors
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Texas State University

November 5How Hospice and Palliative Care Can Support Military Families
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Carlos Graveran, Executive Director, Hospice of Frederick County
  • Ryan Weller, National Program Manager of Palliative & Hospice Care at the Department of Veterans Affairs

November 19Creating New Holiday Traditions while Honoring the Past
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT, Director of the Bereavement Services Department, Calvary Hospital

October 13A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance: Finding Balance in the Midst of Grief
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhDMDiv, TAPS Advisory Board Member

October 22Is it Depression or is it Grief?
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Robert A. Niemeyer, PhD, TAPS Advisory Board Member

† 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.