Webinar: Denied and Delayed: Ritual Interventions in Times of Loss and the Pandemic

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar February 22, 2022, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Course Available | CE Credits Available Until February 21, 2023

The past two years have brought the issues of illness, loss, and grief to the forefront of consciousness and an unprecedented number of clients into the therapeutic process dealing with these issues. This program will explore ritual as a therapeutic intervention as we consider the developmental and episodic nature of grief across the lifespan.

We will evaluate its usefulness in addressing prolonged grief and the moral injury that may arise from one’s own culpability in the loss. We will identify the cultural dynamics impacting ritual activity today and apply Van Gannep’s, Rites of Passage, model when discerning what types of ritual interventions may be helpful in a given situation. Finally, participants will be provided with a template that can be used in therapy to assist clients in creating their own rituals to facilitate integration and change.

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



Thom Dennis



Thom is the Bereavement Coordinator at NorthShore University Health System and has helped individuals and families come to terms with the death of loved ones for more than 25 years. Currently, he works as a hospice grief counselor, comforting the bereaved from diverse spiritual, religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. He also maintains a private counseling practice in Chicago, Illinois.

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.