TAPS Talks: Strategies for Coping When You are Feeling Isolated
Grief can bring feelings of loneliness, and today’s current reality may be adding to that feeling of isolation.
Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this live connection with Dale Larson, PhD, shares some ways to cope with those feelings and invite participants to share their suggestions.
Dale G. Larson, PhD
Dr. Larson is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, where he directs graduate studies in Health Psychology. A clinician and researcher, he is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and member of the International Work Group on Death Dying and Bereavement. His recent book, The Helper's Journey: Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring, received a Book of the Year award in the hospice and palliative care category from the American Journal of Nursing. He was Senior Editor and a contributing author for Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America, the Robert Wood Johnson funded national newspaper series that reached 7 million Americans. His scholarly publications on grief and loss, grief counseling, stress and stress management in health professionals, and self-concealment and secrets are widely cited, both in the scientific literature and in the popular media. Dr. Larson is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and received the Association for Death Education and Counseling Death Educator Award in 2016, and was honored as honored as an Innovator of Hospice and Palliative Care by the National Hospice Foundation in 2018.
About the 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 will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for 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 so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201