2019 Monthly Meeting Schedule

All monthly meetings take place at:

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

South entrance
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. 4, 2019                             Grief and Traumatic Grief: Brain Research and Clinical Implications
                                                Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A., Private Practice
Feb. 1, 2019                            “This ain’t Your Grandmother’s Eulogy!”: Eulogy-making and its Ramification in Grief Integration and Grief Counseling
                                                Harold Ivan Smith, PhD, FT in ADEC and Friendgrief Director         
March 1, 2019                         National Trends with POLST and Current Local Initiatives with TPOPP
                                                Matthew Pjecha, MSPP, TPOPP Coordinator, Center for Practical Bioethics
April 5, 2019                           Compassionate Caregiving: Maintaining Resiliency While Caring for     Traumatized Clients
Pam Hamilton, LSCW, Training Specialist and Consultant
May 3, 2019                            Supporting Employees in Time of Need: Grief in the Workplace
                                                Diane Bigler, LSCSW, LCSW, ACSW
June 7, 2019                            Community Matters with Chronic Illness
                                                Janet Williams, PhD, Founder of Minds Matter                      
July 12, 2019                           Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Alzheimer’s Prevention
(Second Friday)                                   Rachel Sandoval, MS, RDN, LD, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Aug. 2, 2019                            An exciting program in the planning stages!
Sept. 6, 2019                           Depression and Hope
Judith Schwanz, PhD, Professor of Pastoral Care, Nazarene Theological Seminary
Oct. 4, 2019                             Soul Injury: Healing Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt and Shame
                                                Stephanie Turner, RN, Opus Peace Ambassador
Nov. 1, 2019                           A Combat Veteran Speaks About Grief
                                                Gary DeRigne, MBA, Author
Dec. 6, 2019                            An exciting program in the planning stages!
(Network breakfast)