Thriving in the Midst of our Personal Experiences with Loss

Free workshop on May 2, 2018 or May 3, 2018

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About The Conference

Hospice workers, long term care providers, funeral directors, clergy and other professionals are often impacted with grief as they support others coping with loss, both near end-of-life and after death. Negotiating the challenges of workplace loss can result in relationship difficulties, personal, spiritual or existential suffering, and compassion fatigue. Blurred professional boundaries and the stress of grief related symptoms can place the caregiver at an elevated risk for emotional burnout, cardiovascular disease and other long-term physical consequences. At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to identify early signs of stress and incorporate strategies to modify the impact of stress on their physical and emotional well-being.

Conference Location:
Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543

Who Should Attend?

This conference is for, but not limited to, social workers, counselors, chaplains, therapists, long-term care or hospice and palliative care professionals, volunteers, funeral directors and after care workers, nurses, and Stephen Ministers.


  • Dr. William G. (Bill) Hoy holds a clinical faculty appointment in Medical Humanities at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. A popular speaker for groups of caregiving professionals across North America, Dr. Hoy has authored more than 100 journal articles, published papers, chapters and books.
  • Dr. Patti Anewalt is Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss at Hospice & Community Care where she oversees services for more than 5,000 bereaved adults, children and teens each month. The focus of Dr. Anewalt’s clinical practice, writing and teaching is on issues related to end of life, grief, compassion fatigue and crisis response, presenting at the national, state and local level.


At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the grief process as experienced in workplace loss.
  • Explain the differences between personal and professional relationships.
  • Describe skills needed to successfully respond in workplace loss.
  • Create a specific plan to effectively manage the stress of grief.

Conference Agenda

  • 8:00 am – Registration
  • 8:30 am – The Complexities of Workplace Loss
    Professional Boundaries:
    Maximizing Care & Minimizing Stress
    Why Stress is a Problem
    Thriving Through Workplace Loss
    Creating a Plan to Manage the
    Stress of Grief
    11:45 am – Concluding Remarks

Costs And Registration

Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory is sponsoring this unique educational conference for local clinicians free of charge.
Registration deadline is April 23.
Confirmation with directions will be sent upon receipt of registration.
Register early; space is limited.

Additional Information

Conference includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lecture and conference materials
  • Continuing Education Credits (3 hours)
  • Hospice & Community Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved for 3.0 RN Contact Hours. Full attendance is required. No partial credit is available.
  • This activity has been approved for 3.0 SW, LPC and M&FT CEUs by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists & Professional Counselors. Full attendance is required. No partial credit is available.
  • Funeral Director CEUs are PENDING.

Unmasking The Mysteries Tour
An informative tour of the funeral home and crematory will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar. This is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and ask questions.


Contact Pamela Kopp at (717) 682-5866.

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