Beth Hewett knows grief from personal experience, and she has a heart for those who grieve their loved ones. Her desire to help other bereaved people led to her work as a Certified Thanatologist (CT) with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and as a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care™ Provider with the MISS Foundation. She also has earned a certificate in Death and Grief Studies from the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is a former National Catholic Ministry for the Bereaved Minister of Consolation Trainer.
Beth was a facilitator for the Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP USA) and at her local parish, St. Ignatius-Hickory, MD for 12 years.
Beth has been a public speaker and facilitator of grief support groups, bereavement seminars and retreats, and writing workshops since 2004.
She is the author of the Good Words: Memorializing Through a Eulogy book and booklets, More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning, “Practicality, Adaptability, Possibility in Grief” (Grief Digest Magazine, October 2011), and coauthor of Supporting a Grieving Workforce. Beth also writes for the Tri-County Funeral Director’s Association Tri-County Crier Newsletter and the Open to Hope website.
Beth has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing studies, and she has been a college-level educator for more than thirty years. She is a CT, or Certified Thanatologist, with ADEC.
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
January 2016 - Present
Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) Specialist
International Critical Incident and Stress Management (ICISM) Foundation and University of Maryland Baltimore County
February 2022 - Present
Certified End of Life Specialist and Doula
End-of-Life Doula course through IAP Career College
Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor
November 2021 – Present
Lay Funeral Vigil and Graveside Presider
Certified Pet Loss Bereavement Specialist
Pet Loss Partners and RACE
Certified Grief Movement Guide
Holy Listening, Training for Spiritual Directors and Guides
Collegio Sant’Anselmo all’Aventino
TAPS Caregivers to Military Survivors
Training for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Certificate in Healing Ways: Group Crisis Intervention for Indigenous Peoples
ICISF and UMBC
Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore
Certified in Death and Grief Studies
Center for Loss and Life Transition
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Ft. Collins, CO
Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training
Living Your Life with Meaning and Purpose
Understanding and Responding to Complicated Mourning
Exploring the Shadows of the Ghosts of Grief
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief
Counseling Skills Fundamentals
Spiritual Dimensions of Grief
Companioning the Traumatized Griever: PTSD and the Need for “Catch-Up” Mourning
Minister of Consolation Trainer
National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved Inc. (NCMB)
Good Words for Good Words
Hewett has provided excellent guides to ease the burden and the importance of taking active control of grief. These books are such an excellent resource, they should be available in doctor’s offices, hospice, counselor’s offices, churches, etc.