New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( freepressbox ) September 24, 2011 - Dr. Wendy Packman is a Professor of Psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She has written extensively on sibling bereavement and continuing bonds, the impact of a childs death on parents, and the psychological impact of pet loss. She is the primary investigator of an international cross-cultural study examining the continuing impact of a pets death and she is a co-investigator exploring the use of continuing bonds in pet loss.
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About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She serves as a member
of the board for the Compassionate Friends, http://www.compassionatefriends.org and on the advisory board for TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of those who died in the military. She is also author of Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss, Teen Grief Relief and Real Men Do Cry. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.
About Dr. Gloria Horsley
Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She served The Compassionate Friends as a Board Member. She is co-author of Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss, Teen Grief Relief and Real Men Do Cry. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
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