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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Aging and Clinical Applications

An Evening with Diane Rehm:
From Loss to Life

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7-8:30PM

Check-in, 6:30-7PM

Public Admission, $50


Fees for Continuing Education Credits:

$60 Regular
$40 Current WSP Members
$15 Current WSP Students


Continuing Education Credit Hours

1.5 Credit hours

Note Change of Venue!

At the Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20016


The host of the national program The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU has interviewed presidents, supreme court justices, heads of state, journalists, artists, politicians, and celebrities for over 35 years. Despite never having gone to college, she has created one of the most admired shows on NPR and been awarded both a Peabody and a National Humanities Medal. Now, after the death of her husband John, she has added a new chapter to her legacy: as an activist and supporter of the movement for the Right to Die.

Her new memoir, On My Own, is a deeply personal account of how one says goodbye to a spouse of 54 years and of the life that remains, and the new life that is possible after that partner is gone. Suffering from Parkinson’s disease, she writes of her anger that John wasn’t “allowed to go in a more peaceful manner,” on his own timeline, with his loved ones at his side.

Diane Rehm may read a short passage of her book and will discuss the grieving process and current perspectives on the right to die.

We will have a period for Diane to take questions from the audience.


Online registration is now closed. But we do have space in the room still, so we will have registration at the door, via check, cash or mobile card swiper.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of 1.5_ AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.