Carla Sofka, Board Member of ADEC to appear on Healing the Grieving Heart National Radio Show

Carla Sofka, Board Member for the Association of Death Education and Counseling to be interviewed by “Healing the Grieving Heart” Hosts, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley on June 11th, 2009, sponsored by The Open to Hope Foundation. To listen to this show, go to

Online PR News – 15-June-2009 – – New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( Onlineprnews ) June 15th 2009 -Carla Sofka, associate professor at Siena College School of Social Work will join Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley to talk about Healing Through the Arts on their nationally syndicated talk radio program “Healing the Grieving Heart” June 11th, 2009 at 9 AM PST/12 Noon EST.

Carla Sofka’s is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Siena College in Loudonville , N.Y. She has an interest in how museums serve as healing spaces for people who are dealing with major public tragedies. On this show we will debut the song “ A Place to Go” written by , David LaMotte to honor those who died in tragic events

Carla has used his own personal struggle with loss to positively impact thousands of people who have been through similar experiences. Despite the great adversity Carla endured in her life, she has gone onto find hope, wonder, and joy once again said Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation, and Co-Host of Healing the Grieving Heart.

“We’re looking forward to bringing Carla’s story and mission of hope and healing to our audience,” this will be an inspirational show and one not to be missed, commented Dr. Gloria Horsley, Host of ‘Healing the Grieving Heart” and Founder and President of The Open to Hope Foundation, sponsor of “Healing the Grieving Heart” and The Grief Blog (

Healing the Grieving Heart broadcasts every Thursday from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific Standard Time on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network.

About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation ( and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.

About Dr. Gloria Horsley

Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including as a Board Director and frequently serves as a media spokesperson in her dual role as a bereaved parent and professional. She is co-author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry.” She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

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