Please note the following changes to our 2020 Hospice Workshop Registration. We have decided to postpone the original workshop dates for “The Grief We Whisper About” May 19th or 20th until July 28th and 29th with registration beginning at 8:00AM. Annually in August, Dr. Hoy presents a second workshop geared toward Pastoral Care and Clergy. We have now scheduled that presentation for July 28th in the evening. Be sure to choose which date is applicable to you.

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The Grief We Whisper About: Dealing with Disenfranchised Loss

Free workshop on July 28, 2020 and July 29, 2020

About The Conference

Most clinical professionals have had limited training to deal with varied losses that are commonly disenfranchised by the patient or client social groups. Miscarriage, deaths of incarcerated persons, suicide, substance overdose, misunderstandings about grief style, cultural expectations or pet loss are just a few of the losses commonly overlooked by family and friends of the bereaved. Due to diminished social support, people often turn to caregiving professionals for supplementary counsel and support when a loss is “disenfranchised.”

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 clergy.


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 conference, participants will be able to:
– Describe the normal process of bereavement and how it is potentially disenfranchised.
– Identify five common disenfranchisements of loss in contemporary society.
– Utilize effective techniques to intervene with disenfranchised loss.

Conference Agenda

8:00 am – Registration
8:30 am – Workshop
– The normal process of bereavement and how it is potentially disenfranchised
– Integrative model for the grief process
– Five common disenfranchisements of loss in contemporary society
– Effective techniques to intervene with disenfranchised loss
– Hearing from the bereaved – panel discussion
– Q&A
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 May 10, 2020.
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.
    – Hospice & Community Care is an approved provider of continuing Funeral Director’s education by the State Board of Funeral Directors.

Clergy and Pastoral Care: Please Check back soon for more information on July 28th EVENING Workshop!

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 Ashley Smith Myers at 717.393.9661 x1120.

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