TAPS Talks: Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss

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Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this live connection with William G. Hoy, DMinFT, looks at how we can effectively cope with the range of emotions that may occur during stressful times.



William Hoy
William Hoy, DMinFT Dr. Hoy has taught at Baylor University since the spring of 2012. He is widely regarded as an authority on the sociocultural history of funeral rites, the topic of his most recent book: Do Funerals Matter: The Purposes and Practices of Death Rituals in Global Perspective (Routledge, 2013). He brings nearly 20 years of clinical experience in palliative care to the Medical Humanities faculty, having directed pastoral care and bereavement programs at two 5 southern California hospices. His books include Guiding People through Grief (Compass, 2007) and Road to Emmaus (2008). He has also authored more than 100 book chapters, educational pamphlets and journal articles over the last 25 years, including a chapter on African American celebrity funerals for a forthcoming book to be published by University of Quebec Press. Dr. Hoy currently serves on the TAPS Advisory Board.


Program Details

This live connection is free and open to the public.


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

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.