Webinar: Supporting Grievers Coping with Sibling Loss, Contemporary Research and Techniques

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar January 25, 2022, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
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Most siblings in the U.S. will spend 80-100% of their life spans with each other (Davies, 1999; Packman, Horsley, Davies, & Kramer 2006). Losing a sibling, and coping with all of the associated losses and impact on family dynamics, can turn a griever’s world upside down. Dr. Heidi Horsley will discuss her work with counseling bereaved siblings, touching on her own experience after the death of her 17-year-old brother, as well as contemporary research into the unique aspects and challenges of helping those coping with sibling loss.

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

Continuing education (1.5 CEs) is available. Instructions for obtaining your certificate will be provided at the end of the program. View the board approvals list.


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.