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Celebrating Life: Coping with Death & Dying and Living a Full Life
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When: May 4, 2019
9PM - 4PM
Where: St. John’s University
101 Astor Place
New York, New York  10003
United States
Contact: NYSPA's Central Office

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Second Annual Death & Dying Conference

Celebrating Life: Coping with Death &

Dying and Living a Full Life

May 4, 2019

9am - 4 pm

On-line Registration has Closed.  On-site Registration will be available.


·         St. John’s University

·         New York State Psychological Association

·         NYSPA’s Adult Development & Aging Division

          NYSPA's Division of Culture, Race & Ethnicity

·         NYSPA’s Independent Practice Division

·         NYSPA’s Psychoanalysis Division

·         Brooklyn Psychological Association

·         Queens Psychological Association

·         Manhattan Psychological Association

·         National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers


St. John’s University

101 Astor Place

New York, NY 10003



Nearby Subway Stations:

Astor Place: 6 Train
8 St NYU:  N, R Train
14 St-Union Square: L ,N,Q,R,4,5,6 Train

Pay Parking Less than 1 Block Away:

Alliance Parking Services, at the corner of E 9th St and 3RD Ave.



Breakfast, lunch, wine, cheese and crudities are included


More extensive descriptions and speaker bios will be provided shortly

1) Sheldon Solomon

    Keynote Speaker

Gratitude and Humility as Existential Anxiety Buffers
An overview of recent research demonstrating the psychosocial benefits of gratitude and humility

Dr. Solomon is well-published in this area and a very dynamic and interesting speaker:

2) Robin Lynch, Ph.D.

3) Dr. Evelyn Rappaport

4) Amy Schaffer, Ph.D.

5) Ani Kalayjian, EdD, DSc, DDL

6) Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D.

7) Dinelia Rosa, Ph.D.

8) Stefanie Solow Glennon, Ph.D.

9) Linda Ventura

10) Death Café

Attendees led by one or two moderators will talk about their own personal views, thoughts, and feelings about death.

It is customary to serve some food and beverages. Our Death Cafe is scheduled after the other presentations. We will serve wine, cheese, and crudités in an effort to help create a relaxing environment where attendees can express their views safely and discuss death comfortably and openly.

For complete conference details click here

Thank you,

Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D.


·         NYSPA Members: $35

·         Non-NYSPA Members:$55

·         Students with ID: $25

·         There are a limited number of  scholarships available for students

·         Discounts will be available to attendees who join NYSPA

·         CE fees are separate and will be processed by SJU