2012 Conference - Schedule

View or Download the Conference Program by clicking on the program image to the right. All attendees will received a printed program during check-in.

Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00am to 8:30pm*

7:00am – 8:30pmConference registration openVentana B
8:00am – 8:30amConference Welcome!Ventana B
8:30am – 9:15amDianne GrayKeynote – Saying “Yes” to LifeVentana B
9:15am – 9:30amBreaktime
Concurrent Session I
9:30am – 11:00amJoyce Vidal-ThornburgSelf Care: A Holistic ApproachVentana B
9:30am – 11:00amAshley RoyalHealing Traumatic Complex GriefVentana A
9:30am – 11:00amCameron SvendsenFinding Peace, Pleasure, and Purpose in The Story of Your LifeVentana C
11:00am – 11:15amBreaktime
11:15am –12:15pmFocus Support Group IVentana B
12:15pm – 1:30pmLunch***Ventana B
12:50pm – 1:20pmSarah TaylorMusic Therapy (during lunch)Ventana B
Concurrent Session II
1:30pm – 3:00pmCheryl EcklJournaling as a Grief Healing StrategyCoconino
1:30pm – 3:00pmBarbara JoyGrief and Loss: Dispelling Myths and MisinformationVentana C
1:30pm – 3:00pmCandice CourtneyHealing Rituals on Grief’s JourneyVentana A
1:30pm – 3:00pmDr. Timothy Gerhart & Gina DayHealing the Digestive SystemVentana B
3:00pm – 3:15pmBreaktime
3:15pm – 4:15pmFocus Support Group IIVentana B
4:15pm – 4:30pmBreaktime
Concurrent Session III
4:30pm – 5:30pmMatt MontgomeryBasics of Mortgages, Refi’s, and CreditCoconino
4:30pm – 5:30pmFather Charlie ParkerSpirituality Series – Catholicism, Grief & LossVentana C
4:30pm – 5:30pmPaula StoneWhat Widows Want From Family & FriendsVentana B
4:30pm – 5:30pmStacey Nseir, RN, PhD(c)Tai Chi EasyVentana A
5:30pm – 5:45pmBreaktime
5:45pm – 6:15pmDoor PrizesVentana B
6:15pm – 6:30pmBreaktime
6:30pm – 8:30pmPizza & Ice Cream SocialVentana B

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:00am to 6:00pm*


7:00am – 6:00pmConference registration openVentana B
8:00am – 8:30amConference Welcome!Ventana B
8:30am – 9:15amCheryl EcklKeynote: Transforming Deep Loss into Power, Meaning & PeaceVentana B
9:15am – 9:30amBreaktime
Concurrent Session IV
9:30am – 11:00amCheryl EcklFollow-on Workshop: Making Light of Change – Moving Powerfully Through LossVentana B
9:30am – 11:00amRon FriesenMen’s Grief: Myths and MisconceptionsVentana A
9:30am – 11:00amBishop Frank SamaSpirituality Series – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Grief and LossCoconino
9:30am – 11:00amDr. Karissa Greving MehallGrief and Family DynamicsVentana C
11:00am – 11:15amBreaktime
11:15am –12:15pmFocus Support Group IIIVentana B
12:15pm – 1:30pmLunch***Ventana B
1:00pm – 1:30pmCheryl EcklBook SigningVentana B
Concurrent Session V
1:30pm – 3:00pmEllen GerstLove After Loss: Writing the Rest of Your StoryVentana A
1:30pm – 3:00pmJim Schwartz, CFPSmart Social Security Income PlanningVentana B
1:30pm – 3:00pmTisha DiffieBefore it Becomes AfterCochise
1:30pm – 3:00pmPatricia Dobratz, JD, LMFTGrief and the LGBTQ CommunityCoconino
1:30pm – 3:00pmDocumentaryWalking Through GriefVentana C
3:00pm – 3:15pmBreaktime
3:15pm – 4:15pmFocus Support Group IVVentana B
4:15pm – 4:30pmBreaktime
Concurrent Session VI
4:30pm – 5:45pmChaplain Jeff PaparoneSpirituality Series – The Christian Perspective, Grief and LossVentana A
4:30pm – 5:45pmIlene McCauley, JDControlling Your Life After Loss…The LegacyVentana C
4:30pm – 5:45pmMichele RoyanParenting a Grieving ChildCochise
4:30pm – 5:45pmRosie RomeroOwning and Operating a HomeCoconino
4:30pm – 5:45pmKarla KayVisitors from the HeartVentana B
5:45pm – 6:00pmBreaktime
6:00pm – 6:30pmDoor PrizesVentana B


Sunday, October 28, 2012, 8am to 4pm*

Concurrent Session VII
8:00am – 9:00amJim Schwartz, CFPYears One & Two: Timely Financial & Tax DecisionsVentana B
8:00am – 9:00amMichael MalasnikNew Options in HealthcareCoconino
8:00am – 9:00amStephanie Bivens, JDRemarriage and Financial ExploitationVentana C
8:00am – 9:00amKarla KayCompassionate Heart YogaVentana A
9:00am – 9:15amBreaktime
9:15am – 10:15amFocus Support Group VVentana B
10:15am – 10:30amBreaktime
Concurrent Session VIII
10:30am – 12:00pmClare GoldsberrySpirituality Series – Buddhism, Grief & LossVentana A
10:30am – 12:00pmGabriela CuicaHealing and Well-being with Expressive ArtsVentana B
10:30am – 12:00pmChef Rachel AlbertCooking for One: How to Make it Easy!Ventana C
12:00pm – 1:15pmLunch***Ventana B
Concurrent Session IX
1:15pm – 2:15pmRoxanne MayThe Practical Widow & WidowerCoconino
1:15pm – 2:15pmNicole Gurley, CLTCLong-Term Care: Who Will Take Care of Me?Ventana B
1:15pm – 2:15pmClare GoldberryGuided Buddhist MeditationVentana A
1:15pm – 2:15pmRabbi David RosenbergSpirituality Series – Judaism, Grief and LossVentana C
2:15pm – 2:30pmBreaktime
2:30pm – 3:15pmJoyce Vidal-ThornburgDealing with the HolidaysVentana B
3:15pm – 3:30pmJim SchwartzClosing RemarksVentana B
3:30pm – 4:00pmJoyce Vidal-ThornburgRemembrance CeremonyVentana B
4:00pm— End of Conference —

*Event Schedule subject to change without prior notice

*** For those registering 10/22/2012 and after: We have to submit the number of meals by 10/22 and pay for them at that time. Since we don’t know if any new registrations will come in on 10/22 and later, we can’t afford to pay for meals that may not be covered by new attendees. Because of this, lunches are NOT included in the price for those registering 10/22 or later. Meals are on your own. The MU building has a number of fast food vendors in the lower level and main level which are open for lunch. Some of these vendors are open during breakfast as well. For information on the vendors and their schedules, click HERE.