Webinar: Attachment Theory and Grief Support

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Presented by the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), this program with Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW, FT and John (Jack) R. Jordan, PhD, reviews attachment-informed grief therapy and explore the ways attachment styles mediate mourning and influence the therapeutic process. Based on their recent book, Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician's Guide to Foundations and Applications, Dr. Kosminsky and Dr. Jordan address the clinical skills that they regard as the core elements of an effective therapeutic relationship with bereaved clients. Continuing education credits are available for professionals through the Hospice Foundation of America. 

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Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW, FT

Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW, FT, is a clinical social worker specializing in grief, loss and trauma. In 2008 Dr. Kosminsky was named a Fellow in.Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), in recognition of her contributions to teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of bereavement.

John (Jack) R. Jordan, PhD

John (Jack) R. Jordan, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and has specialized in work with survivors of suicide and other traumatic losses for more than 35 years. He is the Clinical Consultant for Grief Support Services of the Samaritans in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Professional Advisor to the Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). He is Co-Chair of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.


Program Details

This webinar target audience is for health care clinicians, social service clinicians and others working in the hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home or faith community environments.

A total of 1.5 Continuing Education credits will be available from a variety of professional boards. View the full program information sheet. Certificates cost $9. Webinar registration fees apply.


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.