MCDES
Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support

Conferences

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Spring Conference — 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015
The Science of Hope: Sustaining a Healthy Mind, Mood and Heart in Times of Loss
Speaker:Henry Emmons, MD

More information here.

 

PAST CONFERENCES

— 2014—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Fall Conference — 2014

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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Spring Conference — 2014

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

— 2013—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Fall Conference — 2013

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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Spring Conference — 2013

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

— 2012—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Fall Conference — 2012

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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Fall Conference — 2010

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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Spring Conference — 2010

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

— 2009—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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.

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Fall Conference — 2008

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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Spring Conference — 2008

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

— 2007—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Fall Conference — 2006

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

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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—

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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.

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Spring Conference
May 14, 2004 , 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: " Father Loss: How Individuals of All Ages Deal With the Loss of Their Dad's"
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 —

Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
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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