Robert Neimeyer, PhD

Robert Neimeyer

Robert Neimeyer, PhD

Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, and maintains an active consulting and coaching practice. He also directs the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which provides online and onsite training internationally in grief therapy. Since completing his doctoral training at the University of Nebraska in 1982, he has conducted extensive research on the topics of death, grief, loss, and suicide intervention.

Neimeyer has published 35 books, including New Techniques of Grief Therapy: Bereavement and Beyond and The Handbook of Grief Therapies, the latter with Edith Steffen and Jane Milman. The author of over 600 articles and book chapters, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process, both in his published work and through his frequent professional workshops for national and international audiences.

Robert Neimeyer is the Editor of the respected international journal, Death Studies, and served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Distinguished Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, elected Chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. He was also given the Research Recognition, Clinical Practice and Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Most recently, he has been granted Lifetime Achievement Awards from both ADEC and the International Network for Personal Meaning.

Financial Disclosures: Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, maintains a private practice and serves as Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, a global provider of continuing education in grief therapy, which pays him for his contributions to training. He receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.