On Dying, Death &
workshop focuses on how individuals and families approach dying and
express grief in many different cultures. It is
built on evidence-based research and includes concrete techniques you
will be able to apply.
April 20 ~ 9:30am - 4:30pm
1 Beach Street ~ San Francisco
6 Hrs CE
O'Riordan, PhD. is a staff psychologist for the Faculty and
Staff Help Center and teaches the Principle
Practice in Care of the Dying in the Stanford School of
Dr. O'Riordan is a native of Ireland and has traveled the world from
the Ural Mountains of western Siberia to Chiang Mai (Kingdom of
Thailand). He teaches a variety of educational seminars
including Quietness in
the Workplace, Calming
One's Heart, and How
to Avoid Roadrage. He also maintains a private
practice in Los Altos, California.
of the Class.
The class as a whole is organized into several segments.
1) Overview on how age, gender, ethnicity, race, and class affect the
way individuals respond to death and express grief in clutures around
2) Specific focus on grief expression in Asian cultures including Viet
Nam, Korea, China, and Japan
4) Different cultural expressions of grief around death of a pet
5) Value of the Wake ritual of seven Celtic nations
Promote greater comfort and confidence to clients by demonstrating an
understanding of different cultural expressions of grief, including
specific number and color meanings.
2. Distinguish between cultural specific behavior and pathology, as
as between grief and depression.
3. Better able to understand and work with the resistance of
families and physicians in hospice or palliative care referrals.
Who Should Attend?