Grief Experts

Learn from top experienced grief professionals who have worked with the most grievers. Decide for yourself what information is most helpful to you. Google names for additional books and resources.

PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy and is the highest university degree that is awarded after a course of study by universities in most countries. PhDs are available for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields. As an earned research degree, those studying for a PhD are usually required to produce original research that expands the boundaries of knowledge, normally in the form of a thesis or dissertation, and defend their work against experts in the field. The completion of a PhD is often a requirement for employment as a university professor, researcher, or scientist in many fields.


Alan D Wolfelt PhD

Center for Loss and Life Transition

Darcy Harris PhD

Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges. 

David Kessler

Previously worked with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, American-Swiss Psychiatrist

David Kessler and Me


Cathy with David Kessler



Dennis Klass PhD

Academic Information

George Bonanno PhD

Columbia University Faculty
Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab
Predictors and Parameters of Resilience to Loss: Toward an Individual Differences Model

Gloria Horsley PhD and Heidi Horsley PhD

Open to Hope


Grief Resources


Open to Hope 2


Cathy With Drs Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Grief Recovery Institute


J William Worden PhD

Robert A Neimeyer PhD

Robert Neimeyer, PhD
Portland Institute for Loss and Transition


Steven Jenkinson
Lost Nation Road Film

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. He is a former program director and medical-school assistant professor. He teaches internationally. 

Thomas Attig  PhD

Trauma Experts

  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Psychology, Neuroscience
  • Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
  • Peter A Levine, PhD, Biophysics and Psychology, Founder, Somatic Experiencing

Other Resources

Beyond Closure, Nancy Berns, Ph.D.

e-motion: Lose What needs to be Lost to Find What Needs to be Found

Heal Documentary: Change Your Mind. Change Your Body. Change Your Life.

Proven: Docuseries On The Power of Alternative Medicines To Heal Diseases

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