Sibling Bereavement in Childhood

July 5, 2007
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Dr. Betty Davies is Professor at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Davies has gained international recognition for her work in the grief and loss field through numerous publications, including two books Fading Away: The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness and Shadows in the Sun: Experiences of Sibling Bereavement in Childhood. She also was one of the founders of North America's first children's hospice in Vancouver Canada. Dr. Davies is on the Advisory Board of SuperSibs! a non-profit organization for siblings of children with cancer. She is one of the world’s leading experts on bereavement and has won numerous honors and awards for her groundbreaking work.

Open to Hope

Open to Hope

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“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.

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Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.

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