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When I’m Gone: Coping with Death & Dying in Therapy
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 Export to Your Calendar 5/19/2018
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
9AM - 4PM
Where: St. John's University
101 Astor Place
New York, New York  10003
United States
Contact: Dr. Roy Aranda

Online registration is available until: 5/15/2018
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 Coping with Death & Dying in Therapy

In this program you will learn about special and timely topics related to death and loss - both from the perspectives of psychotherapy and how it may affect your professional life. 

Death and loss have always been among the most difficult topics that therapists must face. Even though there is a literature on how to help clients deal with their loss, there is very little that offers guidelines to mental health professionals, who are not acknowledged grievers, to deal with this difficult subject. 

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  • St John's University 
  • New York State Psychological Association 
  • NSYPA's Adult Development and Aging Division 
  • NYSPA's Forensic Division
  • Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals


Keynote Speaker 

Sheldon Solomon, Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College

"The Worm at the Core: The Role of Death in Life" 

Sheldon Solomon is Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College. His studies of the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on behavior have been supported by the National Science Foundation and Ernest Becker Foundation, and were featured in the award willing documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality. He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life. Sheldon is an American Psychological Society Fellow, and a recipient of an American Psychological Association President Citation (2007), a Lifetime Career Award by the International Society of Self and Identity (2009), and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Faculty Award (2011). 


Below is a partial list of presentations: 

  • Facing Imminent Death
  • Grief Loss
  • Older Adult and End-of-Life Psychotherapy via Telepsychology. Connecting From a Distance when Death is Near
  • Therapeutic Encounters with Children and Adolescents After Losing a Parent: New Challenges, New Possibilities 
  • Death by Overdose
  • All of My Patients Died
  • The Emotional Impact of Violent Sudden Death on Survivors, Communities, and Treating Psychotherapists in the Wake of a Disaster
  • Loss & Grief: Why Culture Matters
  • Caring for the Terminally Ill: Balancing Jewish Traditions and Psychological Thought


Tentative Schedule 

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Coffee/Tea
   Welcome/Introductions/Opening Remarks
 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Keynote Address
   Dr. Sheldon Solomon 
   Background (Click Here)
   CV (Click Here)
 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM  Break
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Presentations A&B
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Lunch 
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Presentations C&D
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Presentations E&F


Simulcast Presentation is Planned

Continuing Education Credits are Planned

Breakfast and Lunch Provided 


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Further details will be provided shortly

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