Webinar: Coping with Sibling Loss

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Losing a sibling turns your world upside down; your sibling is part of your past, and you expect this relationship to continue throughout your lifetime. Dr. Heidi Horsley will discuss what helped her after the death of her 17-year-old brother and what has helped the thousands of bereaved siblings she has counseled. She will also address the unique aspects and challenges of sibling death and help participants examine difficult issues and find hope without their brother or sister.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Heidi Horsley

Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS

Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist, social worker, and bereaved sibling. She is the Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation, and co-hosts the award-winning weekly cable television show and podcast, Open to Hope. Dr. Heidi is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and has a private practice in New York City.  She has co-authored eight books, and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and television shows, including 20/20. She serves on the advisory boards for TAPS and the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation. For 10 years she worked for the FDNY-Columbia University Family Guidance Program, helping families of firefighters killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Her psychology doctoral dissertation was on the sudden death of a sibling. Heidi’s son served 6 years in the military and is an army veteran.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


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.