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How to Teach a Death and Dying Class with Stacy Smith

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on September 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Thursday September 29, 2016
10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern

Join Dr. Karen Wyatt as she welcomes her guest Stacy Smith who will discuss the college class she has been teaching over the past three years: The Psychology of Death and Dying. Stacy will describe the syllabus she has created for the class and share her best tips for others who might be interested in teaching a similar class in their community.

In this interview you wil learn:

  • How Stacy got interested in teaching a college class on death and dying
  • How to gain support from school administration and attract students to a death and dying class
  • An overview of Stacy's lesson plan for this course
  • Projects, assignments, guest lecturers, and field trips she recommends
  • Feedback from students who have taken the course
  • Qualities of a great death and dying class teacher
  • Tips for starting your own class on death and dying

Stacy Smith has a degree in counseling education and counseling psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver. She created a Legacy program for 5-18 year olds dealing with grief and loss. She has been in private practice for 14 years and specialized in grief counseling. She has been teaching in the Psychology Department at Colorado Mountain College for 5 years, including the class: The Psychology of Death and Dying. She is currently writing a book about destigmatizing mental illness and treatment.

Stacy has offered to share her notes and syllabus with anyone who is interested in starting a similar class. You can contact Stacy at [email protected]

Categories: Community Outreach