Sumie Okazaki

Sumie Okazaki is a professor of applied psychology at New York University. Okazaki researches the impact of immigration, social and culture change, and race on Asian and Asian American teens, young adults and parents.

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DJ Ida

DJ Ida is the executive director of National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association and a clinical psychologist.

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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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