Webinar: Helping Grievers Cope with Guilt, Anger, and Other Difficult Emotions

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CE Credits available until May 6, 2021

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar  with Dr. Ken Doka and Dr. Dale Larson, assists counselors and other professionals in assisting clients who are processing difficult emotions in grief such as guilt, anger, and shame. The webinar offers interventive strategies to help grieving individuals recognize and resolve such complicated reactions. The program will focus specifically on supporting and addressing issues faced by military families, especially those coping with traumatic bereavement.



Ken Doka
Ken Doka, PhD, MDivKen Doka, Ph.D., M.Div., is Senior Bereavement Consultant to Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) and recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). He serves as editor of HFA's Living with Grief® book series and its Journeys bereavement newsletter. He is a prolific author, editor, and lecturer; past president of ADEC; and a member and past chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (IWG). In 2018, the IWG presented Doka with the Herman Feifel Award for outstanding achievement in thanatology. He received an award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Education from ADEC in 1998. Doka is an ordained Lutheran minister and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York.
Dale Larson
Dale Larson, PhDDr. Larson is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, where he directs graduate studies in health psychology. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and member of the International Work Group on Death Dying and Bereavement. Dale authored the award-winning book, The Helper's Journey: Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness, and 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. He was the recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling Death Educator Award in 2016.


Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Continuing education (1.5 hours) is available for a variety of boards through the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® for $25 per certificate. More information is available on the program information and board approvals list (PDF). Instructions for obtaining your certificate will be provided at the end of the webinar.


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, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are 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. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more 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.

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.