Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother
August 17, 2006
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Dr. Pleasant Gill White is a counselor in Missouri, specializing in sibling loss. She has recently written a book called Sibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother. In the book she draws on her own personal experience of losing a 13 year old sister to cancer when she was 15. The book also contains clinical experience, research, and wisdom from August 17 – hundreds of bereaved siblings. Dr. White is the director of The Sibling Connection a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources to bereaved siblings. Her writing and interviews have appeared in Compassionate Friends newsletters, sibling loss books, and numerous magazines.
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.