SB CAMFT Presents William Peters, MFT: Extraordinary End-of-Life Experiences & The Clinical Methods to Harvest the Therapeutic Benefits

  • January 26, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • On-line, Zoom


  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.
  • This is the SBCAMFT rate for pre-licensed and student/trainee members.
  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.

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With our generous sponsor

Mission Harbor Behavioral Health

Presents William Peters, MFT 

as our first CE event speaker of 2022!

Register now for the January 26th, 2022 CE Presentation 

On Zoom 12 pm - 1.30 pm, PST. 

William Peters, MFT


Extraordinary End-of-Life Experiences


The Clinical Methods to Harvest the Therapeutic Benefits

End-of-life experiences (ELEs) are significant events that typically consist of dreams, visions, or a sensed presence of deceased family members and friends appearing around the time of a death.  Contemporary research on ELEs has demonstrated that: patients as well as their caregivers and loved ones may require specialized support in processing these experiences, there is a correlation between ELEs and posttraumatic growth, and there is a need for specialized training on ELEs for those working with individuals at end of life. Furthermore, many of these studies suggest that caregivers and loved ones of dying patients may also report first-hand ELEs, though these are rarely explored. This presentation introduces the Spectrum of End-of-Life Experiences which includes pre-death premonitions, pre and post-death visions, pre and post-death synchronicities, and the shared death experience.  The presentation includes video excerpts of case studies from around the world and findings from an analysis of over 500 accounts.

This presentation highlights the remarkable benefits to experiencers and underscores the value of effective clinical work when assisting experiencers in processing their ELEs. The presentation will offer effective research based clinical methods for processing and integrating ELEs.  Special attention will be given to Continuing Bonds, a therapeutic approach for grief and bereavement most appropriate for working with ELEs.   Finally, the therapeutic imperative to integrate knowledge about ELEs into our mental health clinical practices will be asserted.

Topics include:

- Family therapists’ role in accessing and processing extraordinary end-of-life experiences (ELEs) with clients
- User friendly typology of ELEs
- Positive aftereffects of ELEs
- Clinical methods to effectively integrate ELEs in clinical work
- Continuing Bonds as beneficial bereavement therapy model

Learning Objectives" 

 #1: Describe Spectrum of End-of-life Experiences

 #2: Identify four remarkable aftereffects of extraordinary end-of-life experiences

#3: Explain the clinical methods that optimize the therapeutic benefit of the extraordinary end-of-life experiences


William Peters, MFT is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about shared crossings and their healing benefits. As the director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), William and his team collect and study extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings).  William is a global leader in shared death studies and end-of-life phenomenon. He has developed methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. William is a psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara where he specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psycho-spiritual evolution. He served as a hospice worker with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.  His work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of end-of-life experiences. William has presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's Annual Conference. His research has been published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is approved and awaiting publication in Omega - Journal of Death Studies. William’s book entitled At Heaven’s Door:  What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, will be published by Simon & Schuster this January 11, 2022. For more information on William go to or

Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

2) Refund/Cancellation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at

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5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

9) The America with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

Additional Information:

*This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

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We look forward to seeing you there! 

Kind regards,

Silla Siebert, LMFT 

CE Events Director, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT

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