2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule

All monthly meetings take place at:

Village Presbyterian Church    
Friendship Parlor                                                              
6641 Mission Road                                                        
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

Meeting time: 8:30 - 10:00 am 

Members can earn 1.5 CEU credit per month 

If you are new to our group and would like to attend one of our monthly meetings, please feel free to join us- no RSVP is needed. Our monthly meetings are open to new members to attend the first for free. Afterwards, if you are interested in continuing to attend our monthly meetings, we invite you to become a member of our group. Please visit the Join Us page on our website to learn more about how to become a member of GSN. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
Jan. 5, 2018                       Finding of Peace of Mind: The Neurology and Psychology of the Brain
                                           Beth Russell, M.A., LCPC, LPC, NCC

Feb. 2, 2018                      Herr Doktor Freud’s Grief Marathon, 1932-1939: The Last Seven Years Freud Lived: Applications for Grief Counselors
                                           Harold Ivan Smith, PhD, FT in ADEC and Friendgrief Director              

March 2, 2018                  Mindfulness of Grief and Loss: The Power of Presence Amidst Difficulty 
(Network breakfast)         Tracie Ochester, PsyD, RYT-220, Private Practice
April 6, 2018                     Anticipatory Grief: Preparing to Say Goodbye Quickly
                                           Kate Shoemaker, LMSW, Palliative Care Team at KU Med Center

May 4, 2018                      Unfriended: Socially Isolated Grievers
                                           Annie Mosely, LCSW, Truman Medical Center

June 8, 2018  
8:15-4:30 PM                    Annual conference: Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program                          
                                           Jack Jordan, PhD                

July 13, 2018                     Book Panel: Local Authors Writing and Sharing About Grief, Loss and Bereavement
(Second Friday)                Goodnight Mr. Vincent van Gogh  by Lindsey Doolittle
                                           You Are My Voice: How Love’s Voice Never Dies  by Lisa Cooper
                                           Known: Electronic Help Guide for Pregnancy & Infant Loss by Amy Balentine
                                           The Next Forty Days  by Steven Sewell
Aug. 3 2018                       How to Use Humor to Reframe What’s Bothering Us
                                            John Shuchart, John Shuchart Foundation
*Sept. 7, 2018                   Spotlight on Research: Integrating Science in Practice in Greater Kansas City
(Network breakfast)          Jasmine Eddinger, M.S. and Madeleine Hardt, B.A., Psychology Dept., UMKC
(Second Friday)                                               

Oct. 5, 2018                       Mystical Experiences and Grief
                                            Rev. Melissa Bowers, MA, MPS, Crossroads Hospice
Nov. 2, 2018                      An exciting program in the planning stages!

Dec. 7, 2018  
(Network breakfast)         Profound Self-Care: Stress-Busting Strategies to Raise Resilience and to Banish Burnout                
                                           Dr. Heather Clark, PharmD
                             ***Network breakfast meetings are held quarterly, come have refreshments before the meeting starts