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Renmin University Death Cafe

Hosted by Jon K. Reid


July 24, 2019

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (Beijing)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (Beijing)


Renmin University

Mingde Business Building

0409 4th floor

near West gate of University

Beijing, China





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About this Death Cafe

Students from Psychology of Grief and Loss help plan and present the Death Cafe on the university campus to encourage death awareness and freedom to discuss death, dying, grief, and loss.

About Jon K. Reid



Professor Jon K. Reid was born in Texas, USA and is in Beijing to teach at the Renmin University International Summer School (July 2019). Dr. Reid joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) in 1993, serving as Department Chair from 1999-2005. Dr. Reid currently serves as program coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. In addition to his faculty position as a professor at SE, since 2015, Dr. Reid has been a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Reid was granted the LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in 1988, later certified as an LPC-Approved Supervisor (Texas), and then as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Dr. Reid has been active in the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) for over 25 years and served as President of the ADEC Board (2013-2014).

An experienced counselor, Dr. Reid has conducted counseling in a variety of contexts, such as public schools, churches, counseling agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and in private practice. He worked part-time at the Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma (2006-2011). For six years he served as consultant and supervisor of grief counselors for Camp Strong Heart, a summer camp for grieving children held at Lake Texoma.

Dr. Reid has been published in several journals including Death Studies; School Psychology International; Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss; Psychology in the Schools; and Illness, Crises and Loss; and a chapter in The Handbook of Death and Dying (2003). He served as an Associate Editor on the two-volume Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (2009) which was selected as a “CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title” by CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

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