New York, NY ( freepressbox ) March 12, 2012 - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an organization with over 150,000 members. I am proud to be a social worker and to teach the next generation of social workers at Columbia University. We were honored to be featured in this social work publication, commented Dr. Heidi. The article was called Families Share Love of Social Work. In the article Dr. Heidi Dr. Gloria talk about their decision to go into the social services field. As Dr. Heidi states in the article "A life-changing event within a family also can lead someone into pursuing a social work career. That's what happened to social worker Heidi Horsley, an NASW member and executive director and co-founder of the "Open to Hope" foundation and radio show. She said losing her brother, Scott, was a turning point in her life that steered her toward becoming a social worker. I had always observed my mom volunteering and working in the social services field, the Manhattan resident said. But after my brother passed away in a car accident, I was only 20 years old and began to question why I was on the earth. That's when social work called me. Gloria Horsley who is president and founder of Open to Hope, collaborates with her daughter to reach out to listening and online audiences that are experiencing the process of bereavement. I created Open to Hope with my son's memory, said Gloria Horsley, who lives in Palo Alto, Calif., Heidi and I now work together to extend guidance and support to anyone coping with bereavement.
Along with running the Open to Hope Foundation, Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Host Open to Hope
Radio, which broadcasts every Thursday. To listen to this show, go to www.opentohope.com( http://www.opentohope.com/ ) archived shows.
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, www.compassionatefriends.org( 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 for 6 yrs. 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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