Professional Learning Networks

Professional Learning Networks

Our Professional Learning Networks bring community professionals working in the North Okanagan together to connect and learn about a variety of topics relating to end-of-life.

On a regular basis, we offer live streamed webinars in our boardroom located upstairs at Hospice House at 3506 - 27 Avenue in Vernon. We are pleased to present upcoming webinars by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC Okanagan and the Hospice Foundation of America.

The following webinar series will be presented in our boardroom at NOHS. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required. Please click on the link of each webinar to register and read the details about COVID-19 safety precautions. We look forward to hosting you at any of these free educational sessions.


Upcoming Webinar Series 2020-21:

Extraordinary Experiences at the End of Life - Current Research and Clinical Applications
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom

Guest speakers: Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, CCTP and Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv


The Physical Nature of Grief
Tuesday, January 5. 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom

Guest Speaker: Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT moderated by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv


12 Core Strategies for Treating Traumatic Bereavement
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom

Guest Speaker: Therese Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT


Living with Grief Since COVID-19

Living with Grief® 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom


Adolescents and Non-Death Losses
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom

Guest Speaker: Heather Servaty-Seib, PhD, HSPP


Spirituality as a Foundation for Advance Care Planning
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom

Guest Speaker: Corey Kennard, MACM


Dementia: The Impact of Isolation on Families
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
NOHS Boardroom

Guest Speaker: Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT



FORMER LEARNING SESSIONS AT NOHS

2020-21

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18

2014-2015 session topics include:

  • Helping Adolescents Cope with Grief
  • Effective Grief Groups for Adolescents
  • Grief in Youth Suicide
  • Helping Families Cope with Conflict at End-of-Life
  • Adolescents and Traumatic Loss
  • Adolescents and Life Threatening Illness

Grief & Loss Learning Network

2014-2015 session topics include:

  • Grief and Loss: Beyond Death
  • Helping Individuals Grow Through Grief
  • Real Men Don't Cry