July 17, 2008
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Emily Laitmon is an licensed psychotherapist practicing in New Rochelle and New York City. She is the bereaved mother of Daniel and editor of the book Our Children, Our Hearts, Journeys of Child Loss and Remembrance. She is a grief counselor and group facilitator at the Bereavement Center of Westchester.Joanne Cacciatore found her life’s purpose challenges after the death of her daughter, Cheyenne,during the birth process. By 1996, the former stay-at-home mother of four other children had founded the MISS (Mothers in Sympathy and Support) Foundation, which is dedicated to providing crisis support and long-term aid to families after the death of a child.
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.
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.