ADEC webinars include a live presentation over the telephone or VoIP (audio over the computer), with accompanying handouts online. They provide the educational value of a conference session, without the hassle and expense of travel. A live webinar also provides the opportunity to interact with the presenter during the question and answer period. Each ADEC webinar is worth 1.5 CE credits (unless otherwise specified).
Bring your entire team to the table and learn during the live presentation, for one low price.* Those participating with you at your location can also earn credit for viewing the webinar by purchasing credits for $25.
Can't make the regularly scheduled time? Purchase a webinar recording instead; watch and listen at a time that's convenient for you. You'll still earn continuing education credits with the recorded version.
* One registration is intended for one site-use only and cannot be shared outside of your location unless you have purchased an institutional subscription.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12-1:30 CDT
Making Memories through Ceremony: Integrating Grief through Funerals and Memorial Services
In our presenter’s experience, commemorative events like funerals, memorial services, and celebrations of life serve to “jump start” the grief process for mourning families and communities. In both his clinical practice and his academic research, he has found great benefit to utilizing what he has come to call the five “anchors” of funeral ceremonies that unite humans across millennia and cross-culturally. In this webinar, Dr. Bill Hoy will demonstrate how memorial events draw people together in the midst of profound sorrow to help them begin the process of integrating the loss into the rest of their lives.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe common elements in death-related commemorative events
- Explain the value of commemorative events in helping individuals grieve
- Communicate with clients and patients about important funeral purchase options
This webinar is pending approval by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for 1.5 CE Hours.
Presented by: William G. Hoy, DMin, FT
For nearly 35 years, William G. Hoy, DMin, FT has been walking alongside the dying and bereaved. He is Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities at Baylor University where he works with the next generation of physicians and other health care professionals helping them understand some of the nuances and value of end-of-life care and bereavement. Prior to going to Baylor in 2012, Bill directed the clinical counseling program for Pathways Volunteer Hospice in Long Beach, CA, a post that he held for nearly 17 years. He is author of Do Funerals Matter? The Purposes and Practices of Death Rituals in Global Perspective
(Routledge, 2013) and Bereavement Groups and the Role of Social Support: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice
Webinar Cancellations will be accepted through end of business on the Monday immediately prior to each specific Webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that day will not be refunded. To cancel your registration, call the ADEC office or email us. ADEC is not responsible for miscalculations relating to the webinar start time in your area and will not issue refunds for anyone who missed the event due to timing mix-ups.
Webinar Platform: The webinar will be presented via Zoom and will require your system to allow the Zoom platform to be downloaded and ran to watch the live presentation. Log in instructions will be sent the day before the webinar to the email used during registration.
Webinar Access Email: If registered by August 6, 2018 access information will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar. If registered August 7 or 8, access information will be sent the day of the webinar at 11:15 am CDT.
Who should attend?
ADEC webinars are for: grief counselors, therapists, hospice workers, clergy and social workers, psychologists, funeral directors, crisis intervention specialists, mental health professionals, suicidologists, death educators and anyone working closely with the dying or bereaved.
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Please note: Access to your purchased content - webinars, conference sessions and Handbook of Thanatology Self Study course is beginning to be restored after the re-accreditation process. The accreditation process is still very much underway; however, we have approval to release access to the following content: 2017 webinar recordings, 2016 webinar recordings, 2016 conference recordings and the Handbook of Thanatology Self Study course. Access will be different than how you previously accessed the content. Content will not be customized in the My Online Portal. This will not affect your ability to access content you've previously purchased. It will change how and where you access your content.
Available Webinar Recordings
ADEC's video library has recently undergone a re-accreditation to ensure content is relevant, applicable to your every-day work and approved by ADEC's continuing education provider. Content is available for viewing; however, some content remains in the final re-accreditation stage. As content receives final accreditation, it will be posted online. The content listed here is available for those who have permissions to view it under the My Online Learning page. [View accessible content here.