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. Horsley is the executive director and founder of the Open to Hope Foundation, an internet-based resource offering hope for those grieving a death. Heidi hosts a weekly award-winning cable TV and internet radio show called "Open to Hope" and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in New York City and has co-authored eight books. Heidi serves on the TAPS advisory board, the National Board of Directors for The Compassionate Friends, and the advisory board for the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and social worker. For ten years, Heidi was on a 9/11 FDNY-Columbia University research team, working with families who had lost firefighters in the World Trade Center. She dedicates her work to her brother Scott and cousin Matthew who died together in a car accident at 17 years old.

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 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.