While most people don’t like the idea of thinking about end of life choices, much less talking about them, it’s important to do because a medical event can happen at any age and any moment. Mark Peterson’s recently released e-book, Your Life, Your Death, Your Choice: How to Have Your Voice to the End of Your Life, addresses reflecting and communicating about end of life issues, providing many suggestions on how to accomplish both tasks. He will introduce strategies for “having the conversation” with your family, doctor and health care agent.
Mark Peterson, Ed.D. graduated from Boston University in 1966. He went on to teach graduate level courses in counseling, group dynamics, research design, and related subjects at the University of Maryland, the University of Pittsburgh, and Antioch New England University until 1978. He then opened a private psychology consulting practice providing services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations until retiring in 1998. He has been recognized by the New Hampshire Psychological Association for “Distinguished Life Time Contributions to the Profession and the Public”, and by the American Psychological Association as the “Outstanding State Psychologist in the Nation” for his contributions in the mid 1990s. He has held many leadership positions both in psychology and in the communities in which he has lived. He was a certified psychologist in New Hampshire and held a Diplomate awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow in the APA.