Pre-Conference Institute: April 9-10, 2019

Arrive a few days early and enhance your conference experience by participating in one or more of the pre-conference sessions being offered. These specially designed workshops provide an in-depth look at the topics and issues of greatest importance in grief and bereavement. Additional registration and tuition are required for these courses.

ADEC's pre-conference institute includes two kinds of events: Professional Development Courses and Specialty Workshops. However, you can only choose to attend one of the two types of educational activities, as their schedules conflict. View Pre-Conference Institute scheduling grid.

Note: ADEC reserves the right to cancel any specialty workshop or professional development course that does not attain minimum registration numbers by the cut-off date of February 9, 2019. Registrants in a cancelled course will be informed and given the option to choose another session or receive a refund.


ADEC Professional Development Courses  

When you sign up for one of these three courses, you'll be attending two full days of specialized education taught by a subject-matter expert(s). The courses will take place on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.

Tuesday, April 9 & Wednesday, April 10
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Essentials of Thanatology: Dying, Death and Bereavement
Faculty: Darcy Harris, PhD, RSW, FT and Carrie Arnold, PhD

Intermediate Course: Grief Counseling
Faculty: Jane Bissler, PhD, LPCC-S, FT

Advanced Course: Complicated Bereavement and Grief Therapy
Faculty: Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

Specialty Workshops  

ADEC offers a selection of specialty workshops on a variety of in-depth topics related to the field of thanatology which will take place on Wednesday, April 10. You may choose to attend one or more half-day workshops, or a full-day workshop

Wednesday, April 10

Full-day Workshops      8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy
Presenter: Wendy G. Lichtenthal, PhD, FT

Half-day Workshop      8:30 a.m. – Noon

Death is NOT the End
Presenter: Carl Becker, PhD, DLitt.

Half-day Workshop       1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Working with Multiple Losses
Presenter: J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP


Tuesday, April 9

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Profess­ional Develop­ment



Wednesday, April 10

8:30 a.m. – Noon

Half-day Work­shops

Full-day Workshops Profess­ional Develop­ment

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Half-day Work­shops