MCDES
Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support

Conferences

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
February Event
February 18, 2016, 5:30 to 8 pm
"We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying"

Speaker:Cathy Wurzer

Cathy will share her experiences with Bruce Kramer and their collaboration on the book, "We Know How This Ends," which details discoveries by Bruce and Cathy as they embarked on a journalistic process to document his struggle with ALS and the life lessons one can find in living fully through loss. First diagnosed on December 6, 2010, Bruce died at 59 years of age in March of this year due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Before his death Bruce was the Dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information here. Register here.

 

PAST CONFERENCES

— 2015—

Fall Conference — 2015
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: When Death Enters: The Intersection of the Personal and Professional in Work with the Dying and Those Living with Life-Limiting Illness
October 2, 2015
Presenter: Renee S. Katz, PhD, FT

Spring Conference — 2015
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The Science of Hope: Sustaining a Healthy Mind, Mood and Heart in Times of Loss
May 1, 2015
Presenter: Henry Emmons, MD

— 2014—

Fall Conference — 2014
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Young Adults: The Forgotten Grievers
October 3, 2014
Presenter: Heather Servaty-Seib

Spring Conference — 2014
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Traumatic Loss:
New Understandings, New Directions
May 2, 2014
Presenter: John R Jordan

— 2013—

Fall Conference — 2013
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Secrets at the End-of-Life
October 4, 2013
Presenter: Dale Larson

Spring Conference — 2013
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Getting Back to Life When Grief Won't Heal
May 3, 2013
Presenter: Phyllis Kosminsky

— 2012—

Fall Conference — 2012
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Individual and Family Responses to Loss
October 5, 2012
Presenter: Stephen Fleming

Spring Conference — 2012
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Skillfully Guiding People to Their Best Possible End-Of-Life Experience: Critical Thinking and Coaching
May 4, 2012
Presenter: Gary Gardia

— 2011—

Fall Conference — 2011
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Maybe Grief Isn't So Bad After All: Resilience to Loss and Other Major Life Stressors
October 18, 2011
Presenter: George Bonanno

Spring Conference — 2011
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Family Conflict at the End-of-Life: Causes, Consequences and Compassionate Responses
May 6, 2011
Presenter: Betty Kramer

— 2010—

Fall Conference — 2010
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Marking the Transitions: Living, Dying, Death and Bereavement
October 8, 2010
Presenter: Evan Imber-Black

Spring Conference — 2010
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Restoring Hope in Traumatically Bereaved Children and Adolescents
May 14, 2010
Presenter: David Trickey

— 2009—

Fall Conference — 2009
TITLE OF PRESENTATION:Families Facing Terminal Illness and End-of-Life: Clinical and Ethical Challenges
October 9, 2009
Presenter:John Rolland, M.D.

Spring Conference — 2009
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: When Professionals Weep: Personal, Professional and Ethical Intersections in Grief, Bereavement and End-of-Life Care
May 15, 2009
Presenter: Renee S. Katz, PhD, FT

— 2008—

Fall Conference — 2008
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: No Need to Whisper: The Intersection of Spirituality with Grief and Bereavement
October 10, 2008
Presenter: Kenneth Pargament

Spring Conference — 2008
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Suicide Across the Life-Span: Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention
May 16, 2008
Presenter: David Jobes

— 2007—

Fall Conference — 2007
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Coming Home: Grieving the Many Wounds of War
October 19, 2007
Presenters: Dr. Glasser, Dr. Keskela, Dr. Erbes, Major Morris

Spring Conference — 2007
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Finishing Well: Helping Families Deal with Aging, Dying and Death
May 4, 2007
Presenter: Terry Hargrave, family therapist and author

— 2006—

Fall Conference — 2006
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Working with Ambiguous Losses
October 20, 2006
Presenter: Pauline Boss

Spring Conference — 2006
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Untangling Intangible Loss in the Treatment of Trauma and Depression
May 19, 2006
Presenter: Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D.

— 2005—

Fall Conference — 2005
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Families Making Sense of Loss
October 21, 2005
Presenter: Janice Winchester Nadeau, Ph.D.

Spring Conference — 2005
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The Wisdom of Dark Emotions
May 13, 2005
Presenter: Miriam Greenspan

— 2004 —

Fall Conference — 2004
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The Challenge of Caring: On Compassion, Resilience and Healing
October 15, 2004
Presenter: Dale Larson, Ph.D.

Spring Conference

TITLE OF PRESENTATION: " Father Loss: How Individuals of All Ages Deal With the Loss of Their Dad's"
May 14, 2004
Presenter: Neil Chethik

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Annual Meeting
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Children and Teens Support Programs"
Presenters: Gail Noller and a panel of bereaved teens.
February, 2004, 5:30 - 7 P.M.

— 2003 —

Fall Conference - 2003
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Grieving Children and Teens: Critical Issues"
Presenter: Linda Goldman, M.S.
October 17, 2003 , 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MCDES Spring Conference - 2003
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Anticipating the Unexpected: Responding to Community Crisis"
Presenter: Jack P. LoCicero, Ph.D.
May 16, 2003 , 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

— 2002 —

MCDES Fall Conference - 2002
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Clinical and Practical Use of Extraordinary Experiences: Beyond the Threshold of Death
Presenters: Lou LaGrand, Ph.D. and Janis Amatuzio, M.D.
October 18, 2002 , 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MCDES Spring Conference
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Loss, Recovery, and Resilience: Individual and Family Perspectives"
Presenter: Froma Walsh, Ph.D.
DATE: May 17, 2002

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Annual Meeting
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Grief, Death and Bereavement: An Islamic perspective"
Presenters: Siyad A. Abullahi, M.D., MPH and Okokon O. Udo, Ph.D.
February 21, 2002 / 5:30 - 7 P.M.

— 2001 —

MCDES Spring Conference - 2001
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of
Loss"
Presenter: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.
May 18, 2001 , 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sheraton Inn Midway

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Annual Meeting -2001
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Unintended Consequences of Well-Intentioned Acts: Current Challenges for Bereavement Care"
Presenter: Ted Bowman
February 15, 2001

— 2000 —

MCDES Fall Conference (Day #1)
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Death and the Arts:
From an Ambiguous Loss Perspective"
October 5, 2000 , 6 to 8:45 p.m.

MCDES Fall Conference (Day #2)
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Ambiguous Loss and Frozen Sadness:
Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief"
Speaker: Pauline Boss
October 6, 2000 , 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MCDES Spring Conference
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief"
May 5, 2000 , 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Presenter: Phyllis Silverman, Ph.D.


TITLE OF PRESENTATION: The Jewish Experience: Terminal Illness, Dying and Death
February 17, 2000

MCDES Annual Meeting - 2000
February 17, 2000
5:30 - 7 p.m. - Keynote Address
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Compassion, Fatigue, and Helpers: The Challenge of Keeping Hope Alive"
Keynote Speaker...Ben Wolfe, M.Ed., L.I.C.S.W.

— 1999 —

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Fall Conference- 1999
October 15, 1999 , Sheraton Inn-Midway, St. Paul
TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
"Giving Voice to the Story: Using Expressive Arts With the Dying and the Bereft"
Presenter: Arthur Frank, Ph.D.

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Spring Conference- 1999
DATE: May 14, 1999
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Males and Grief: Myths and Realities"
Presenter: Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Annual meeting
February 18, 1999
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "Families and Grief"
Presenter: Janice Winchester Nadeau, Ph.D.,

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES)
Spring Conference- 1998
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: "The Helper's Journey: Finding The Balance"
Presenter: Dale Larson, Ph.D.
May 15, 1998 ,

 

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