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
Course Available | CE Credits Available until January 24, 2023

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. 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

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 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.