Dr. Doka offers four categories of professional services:
Education and Training
Presentations, Education and Training
Dr. Doka has offered a variety of keynotes to professional organizations as well as education and training presentations and workshops in a variety of settings on three continents. Dr. Doka is an engaging speaker who presents cutting edge material in a way that is both entertaining and engaging – skillfully weaving personal anecdotes and case illustrations into discussions of the latest theory and practice.
Among these presentations were keynote presentations to groups such as: Roselyn Carter Institute, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, The King’s College Conference on Bereavement, New England Institute of Loss, The International Work Group of Dying, Death and Bereavement (in Athens, Greece and Sydney Australia).
Other Keynotes included:
The International Dairy, Deli., and Bakery Association
National Funeral Directors Association
Clergy and Spiritual Care Conference
Institute on AIDS Education
State and Regional Conferences
State Hospice and Funeral Directors Associations
In addition, Dr. Doka has presented a variety of workshops and training to local hospices, church organizations, social services agencies, hospitals, funerals, homes, colleges, and educational organizations. Among his topics are:
Death, Loss and Spirituality
Grief Through the Life Cycle
Gender Issues and Grief
Ritual as a Therapeutic Tool
Culture, Dying, Grief, and Loss
Grief and Loss: Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Sudden Loss: Grief and Trauma
Children Adolescent and Loss
Coping with Life- Threatening Illness
Coping with caregiving
The Aging Market
Coping Grief and the Holidays
Challenging the Paradigm: New Understandings of Grief
These topics are only a few samplings of available programs. Programs can be tailored to the reader or sponsoring organizations. For information on topics available fees per case, and conferences, contact Dr. Doka, directly at [email protected]. Or by telephone:
In addition to several programs, Dr. Doka teaches graduate level courses at the College of New Rochelle in grief counseling and gerontology. College of New Rochelle (cnr.edu).
Dr. Doka directly works with organizations. He has consulted in a variety of ways such as:
*Directly offering grief education and suicide prevention to school systems.
*Consulting with advertising agencies and marketing departments and services to the aging market, caregivers, and persons with chronic or life-threatening illness.
*Consulting on research in thanatology and gerontology
*Consulting with funeral homes and developing aftercare services and programs
*Consulting with business and coping with transitions, traumas, and loss and grieving employees.
*Dr Doka has worked with architectural and construction firms in designing senior environments
* As a licensed Mental Health Counselor, he specializes in grief and aging issues.
Dr. Doka has served as an expert witness, advising attorneys on the behaviors of bereaved individuals, evaluating grief reactions, and assessing the implications of significant loss. In this capacity he has assisted in the preparation of affidavits and depositions.