Kathy Shear

Dr. Kathy Shear is the founder and director of the Center for Complicated Grief at the Columbia School of Social Work. She is an internist and a psychiatrist.

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Jon A. Overvold

The Rev. Jon A. Overvold is president of the board of directors for the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is the manager of pastoral care and education at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Overvold is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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James W. Pennebaker

James W. Pennebaker is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He wrote Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions and Writing to Heal: A Guided Journal for Recovering From Trauma and Emotional Upheaval.

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Debra Kaysen

Debra Kaysen is a clinical psychologist and a professor with the department of psychiatry at Stanford University. Kaysen studies trauma-related disorders. Send interview requests to Lisa Kim.

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Laurie Garber-Amram

Laurie Garber-Amram is a grief and mental health specialist at JCFS Chicago. She is also a Jewish mindfulness meditation instructor, who received her certification through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Contact Pam Austin for media inquiries.

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Megan Devine

Megan Devine is a psychotherapist, grief advocate and the author of It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Submit media requests via Devine’s Refuge in Grief website.

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Pauline Boss

Pauline Boss is a professor emeritus of family social science at the University of Minnesota. She is also an author and wrote Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief. Contact Julie Michener to set up interviews.

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George A. Bonanno

George A. Bonanno is professor of clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also is director of the college’s Loss, Trauma and Emotion Lab. Bonanno wrote The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss.

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