Grief is a Journey: Helping Others Find Their Path Through Loss

Neviaser Educational Institute of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Building 100, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Oct 18 @ 01:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute of Community Hospice & Palliative Care and 21st Century C.A.R.E. welcome you to join us for an inspiring professional educational seminar with world-renowned grief-and-loss expert Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., M.Div., professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle (N.Y.) and senior bereavement consultant at Hospice Foundation of America.

Dr. Doka’s seminar, “Grief is a Journey: Helping Others Find Their Path Through Loss,” will cover types of grief, grief specific to different losses and populations, and types of complicated grief such as disenfranchised grief. He will also discuss approaches to helping clients with grief. This program is geared toward health care providers and mental health professionals.

The seminar also will highlight key points from Dr. Doka’s groundbreaking new book, “Grief is a Journey.” There is no “one-size-fits-all” way to cope with loss. New studies upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages. Dr. Doka will explore a new, compassionate way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness but an individual, ongoing journey.

Registration begins at 1 p.m., followed by the seminar from 1:30 to 3 p.m. There is no cost to register. Continuing education credit will be available, and refreshments will be served.

RSVP at DokaInJax.eventbrite.com or call 904.407.6998 by Friday, Oct. 13.

This event is provided as a community service by The Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute of Community Hospice & Palliative Care and 21st Century C.A.R.E.

About the Presenter

Ken DokaDr. Kenneth J. Doka is a professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle (N.Y) and a senior bereavement consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. He is the author of nearly 30 books on various aspects of grief and loss as it relates to end-of-life care and has published more than 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, he is the editor of Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement.

Dr. Doka has keynoted conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He participates in the annual Hospice Foundation of America “Living with Grief” program and has appeared on CNN and Nightline. He has also served as a consultant to medical, nursing, funeral service and hospice organizations as well as businesses and educational and social service agencies.

Dr. Doka is an ordained Lutheran minister.

Continuing Education

To receive credit, attendees must provide their license number and credentials at sign-in and remain for all sessions. Partial credit will not be available.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care is a licensed CE provider through CE Broker, No. 50-420.

  • 1.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) are available through Community Hospice & Palliative Care for nurses, nursing assistants, nursing home administrators and licensed mental health professionals (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC).
  • Certificates of attendance are available for other disciplines.