Marian University MPath

Marian University’s Thanatology Program

Virtual Overview Session

Monday, November 8th, 2021, 10 A.M. CT

Learn about Marian University’s Thanatology program in this live event.

Join our virtual thanatology information session led by thanatology program director Korie Leigh, Ph.D. along with grief and bereavement expert Rebecca S. Morse, Ph.D. and thanatologist student and funeral service professional, Jodi Swan.

Marian’s Master of Science in Thanatology and Graduate Certificate in Thanatology will prepare you to support individuals and families as they confront loss, grief, bereavement, and other non-death loss issues with compassion, empathy, and knowledge.

Marian’s MPath online program structure is designed for the modern student like you who is ready to reach your goals while balancing your already full schedule as an adult learner. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and understand how the program can help you prepare for an advanced career helping others through grief and loss.

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Meet Your Hosts

Korie Leigh, Ph.D.

Program Director and Associate Professor, MS in Thanatology & Certificate in Thanatology

Korie Leigh is the program director and an associate professor with the Marian University Thanatology program. In her clinical work she practices as a certified child life specialist (CCLS), certified thanatologist (CT), and board-certified health and wellness coach (BC-HWC). Korie applies a humanistic and family-centered approach to working with children and their families and synthesizes theories of attachment, trauma-informed practices, and child development. She integrates various methods of creative expression including arts-based approaches, mindfulness, positive psychology, and play therapy techniques.

Rebecca S. Morse, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Marian University and Associate Professor, Institute of Psychological Sciences

Rebecca Morse teaches online graduate courses in grief and bereavement at Marian University. She is also the director of research training and chair of the Internal Review Board at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University. As an instructor Rebecca is committed to applying content covered in her classroom to real-life experiences. Her goal is to help students have a deep understanding of the field with the ability to connect conceptual understanding with practical application, helping students excel in their career goals.

Jodi Swan

Social Worker, Thanatologist and Funeral Service Professional

Jodi is a passionate funeral service professional who works with families in many capacities concerning issues of death, dying, and bereavement. She is a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) who will be embarking on her Capstone research later this year as she completes a Master of Science in Thanatology. Jodi has a master’s degree in social work from Laurentian University and is a certified end of life doula.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions about how to join. 

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