As we approach the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 we will mourn a nation, pay tribute to all those who were murdered, and celebrate our resilience as a country, stated Dr. Gloria Horsley. For nearly 10 years, Dr. Heidi Horsley has had the honor of working as a clinician and researcher for the Columbia University-FDNY Family Guidance Program, looking at traumatic loss over time in firefighter families. Despite the fact that the grief journey has been rocky and there have been set backs, Dr. Heidi has seen great strength and resilience among the firefighter families and there has been post-traumatic growth.
Join Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi, along with their guest, Elizabeth Creel, as they explore the issues unique to 9/11 and hear how the survivors that they worked with have found hope. Liz is also a member of the Columbia University-FDNY research team. Liz is a Licensed Social Worker and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. In addition she is in private practice in New York City and is herself a native New Yorker.
As Dr’s Heidi and Gloria point out, the 9/11 families are an example of the resilience of the human spirit and the ability to endure despite great adversity. Further this horrific tragedy is further proof that our country will prevail as a nation and keep going, and that our spirit will not be destroyed. To learn more about finding hope and healing after loss, please go to amazon or the Open to Hope website, and order Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi’s latest book: Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss.
To sign up for this invaluable Webinar on Finding Hope and Healing After Traumatic Loss. Go to www.opentohope.com ( http://www.opentohope.com ). This webinar will begin at 4:30 pm (EST Time) on Thursday, September 8th and will be archived permanently on the Open to Hope website.
About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, 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. Dr. Heidi serves on the National Board of The Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org ( http://www.compassionatefriends.org/
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 in a number of roles, including as a Board Director. She is author of “Open to Hope ( http://www.opentohope.com ) : 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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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.