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Hospice staff receive advanced certification

Hospice of the Red River Valley announces two staff members who successfully completed the exam to be certified in Thanatology (CT). Cheryl Link, BSW, LSW and Carrie Stenseth, MS, LPC, NCC, bereavement specialists at Hospice of the Red River Valley, have earned the designation of certified thanatologist (CT).

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 bereavement who 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, 60 additional hours of thanatology-related education from academic courses, workshops, conferences and seminars and two letters of endorsement. Recertification is required every three years.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving all or portions of 29 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families.

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