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2010 Conference Scheduled Speakers and Daily Events


Thursday Sept 2, 2010


Friday Sept 3, 2010

Saturday Sept 4, 2010

Sunday Sept 5, 2010
Color Guide To Concurrent Sessions:
A Track: Professional, Clinical, or Academic Track (Intended for professionals and researchers)
B Track: General Track (Intended for families and professionals)
C Track: The Arts Track (Intended for families and professionals)
D Track: Bereaved Family Members only
E Track: MISS Foundation Facilitators and volunteers only
* items denoted with an asterick contain sensitive subject matter

Thursday, September 2, 2010

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 8:45 am

Welcome: Hawk and Kara Jones, Washington MISS Foundation

8:45 am to 8: 50 am

Intro: Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

8: 50 am to 10:30 am

We Need the Arts to Live: Using Music and the Arts to Navigate Grief
Audrey Berger Cardany, DMA

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Bereaved Parent Panel
Moderated by Dr. John DeFrain

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Thriving as a Couple After Your Child Dies

Chandrama Lynne Anderson, MA, MFT

Loss, love, and forgiveness: About suicide

Anneloes Eterman (International Presenter – from Netherlands)
Letting them know they are not alone

Leslie Finton, MSW and Holly Torbic, MSW

A Geography of Grief and its Transformative Qualities

Sarah Bain, MFA

Bereaved Grandparent Support Group

Facilitated by Dr. John DeFrain & Robin Kennedy

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

The Psychopharmacological Treatment of Grief: Controversies and Critical Issues

Dr. Jeffrey Lacasse

Packing for your journey: Things to include in your grief bag

Doryce Norwood, Esq and Sandra Howlett, EdD

The physics of grief: Working with gravity can be uplifting

Molly Greist

Give sorrow words: Writing your way through grief

Nina Bennett, MS – Bereaved Grandparent

4:45 pm to 6:30
Dinner Break

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Grappling with God

Evelyn Wald, MS, MD

Reiki – A
Complementary
Therapy for All

Marie Hepp, RN, MS


Touching the Soul: Working with spontaneous drawings

Anneloes Eterman (International Presenter – from Netherlands)

Bereaved parent support group

Dr. Peter Barr (International Presenter from Australia) & Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Evening Reception
Refreshments, cash bar, band

 

Friday, September 3, 2010

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Loss, Grief, and the Reconstruction of Meaning
Dr. Robert Neimeyer

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Break

10:15 am to 11:45 am

Sitting with Suffering: The Alchemy of Full Presence
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

The Necessary Goodbyes: Supporting grievers unique needs after traumatic loss

Kathy Cromwell, MSW, LCSW

On Children and Death – A Kübler-Rossian Perspective

Maria Hepp, RN, MS

The Art of Mindful Listening

Anneloes Eterman – (International Presenter – from Netherlands)

This Beautiful Wound: Grief and Transformation

Mirabai Starr, MA

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

When Volunteers Grieve

Anne Bach-Starling, MaED

Resistance to resiliency: The Phoenix in grief

Rev. Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC

What about me? Support grieving siblings

Pamela Gabbay, MA, FT

Precious Conversations

Sandra Howlett, EdD

4:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Dinner Break

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Building Bridges to Patient Grief: An ethnographic performance and interactive workshop
exploring stillbirth news delivery and impact on patient grieving

Suzanne Pullen, Master’s in Communications Candidate

Some Babies Die Documentary Movie and Discussion*

Dr. Peter Barr
and Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

No chance for goodbyes: Child death by suicide

Evelyn Wald, MS, MDiv

Bereaved mensupport group (men only please)

Hawk Jones and Ben Sieff

 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Coping with Loss: Effective and Ineffective Communication
Dr. Laura Umphrey

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Break

10:15 am to 11:45 am

Bereaved Parent Panel
Moderated by Dr. Peter Barr

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Innovative Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Treating Bereaved Families

Neil Weiner, PhD and Cheryl Mallory, MC

Internet Based Bereavement Support

Carla R. de Hoffman, MS, JD

Hero’s Confrontation: Harness Grief’s Energy

Kara and Hawk Jones

Support group for grieving parents

Michele Newton and Kelli Rivera

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

When birth and death merge: Working with perinatal hospice families

Dana Southworth
, MSW, LPN

All the stars above: A therapeutic tool for bereavement work

Daisy Luiten, (International Presenter – from Netherlands)

Abandonment Grief

Anne Bach-Starling
, MaEd

The Landscape of Grief: Labyrinth and Stones

Molly Greist

4:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Dinner Break

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Creating Meaningful Rituals for Healing

Sandra Howlett, EdD

Calling on the Hero: Undiscovered land

Kara and Hawk Jones

Dreamscape: A relaxation and imagery exercise using various art mediums including
mandalas


Jane Ivey, CMT, CIMI, ARBC Certified Reflexologist, Certified Reiki Practioner

The Personal Heart of the Matter: Bereaved parent focus group

Dr. John DeFrain
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore
Dr. Melissa Flint

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Candlelight Memorial Service
All conference attendees welcome
Festival of Desserts

 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am to 12:00

MISS Facilitator Training (MISS Facilitators Only)
Dr. Peter Barr & Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Conference Debrief




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