Two Hospice of the Red River Valley staff memberst successfully completed the exam to be certified in Thanatology.
Bereavement specialists Cheryl Link, BSW, LSW and Carrie Stenseth, MS, LPC, NCC, earned the designation of certified thanatologist.
CT is a professional certification awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) to recognize practitioners and educators in the discipline of death, dying and bereavemen.
Those who receive the CT?designation need to meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process.
Eligible candidates must have a bachelor's degree and two years of related experience in death, dying and bereavement.
In addtion, 60 additional hours of thanatology-related education from academic courses, workshops, conferences and seminars, and two letters of endorsement are required.
Recertification is required every three years.