The Greater Washington, D.C., region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will host the co-authors of Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief: Tales from the Italian America, Lorraine Mangione, PhD, and Donna DiCello, PsyD, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm in Wesley Heights, Washington, D.C.
Drs. Mangione and DiCello will speak about and read from their book, which encompasses three major themes: the importance of the father/daughter relationship throughout the lifecycle; the process of loss, mourning, and reconfiguring the relationship when the father dies; and the impact of Italian American culture on such relationships and loss. The book also offers suggestions and exercises for women who are going through the experiences of mourning. The themes are relevant and valuable to all Italian American women, regardless of whether they have lost their fathers or not.
The reading and presentation will be followed by questions and answers. Coffee, tea, and desserts will be served. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited and there will be valet parking. Gentlemen are always welcome. For more information and to register, visit NOAIW‘s website.
Dr. DiCello is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut, and and assistant clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, Deaprtment of Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate in psychology from Antioch University New England.
Dr. Mangione is a professor of psychology at Antioch University New England. She teaches doctoral students in the Department of Clinical Psychology.