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Joanne Cacciatore



Joanne Cacciatore, PhD, is an American psychologist, professor, researcher, and grief counselor. She specializes in counseling those affected by traumatic death and is the founder of the MISS Foundation, an international nonprofit that helps families whose children have died or are dying. As an advocate of “green” mental health care she opened the Selah Carefarm, which is the first therapeutic care farm in the world specializing in animal-assisted therapy for traumatic grief.

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Ep. 223 | Trauma (with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore)

Joshua and Ryan discuss particularly difficult topics, including trauma, bereavement, traumatic stress, sorrow, and even traumatic death with author, professor, and psychotherapist Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.

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Animal Sutras: Animal Spirit Stories

For Stephen Levine, “animal-people” were his greatest teachers.

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Meet Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Most of you know her as Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, founder of the MISS Foundation and professor and researcher at Arizona State University. Her expertise is helping those affected by traumatic death.

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#076 - Bearing the Unbearable (Dr. Joanne Cacciatore)

Traumatic loss counselor and founder of the MISS Foundation, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore joins us to discuss traumatic grief, and more specifically the experience of losing a child.

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Grieving Is Loving: Compassionate Words for Bearing the Unbearable

This book is comprised of quotations from Bearing the Unbearable, and other sources as well, plus an enormous amount of new material from Dr. Jo.

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Can Rescue Animals Change the Way We Grieve?

There is a care farm in Arizona where rescue animals are helping people deal with traumatic grief.

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Joanne Cacciatore: Why Death and Grief are Necessary for Life and Joy

Arizona State University's 'Dr. Death,' associate professor Joanne Cacciatore, tackles a hard subject as part of a speaker series hosted by the College of Public Service & Community Solutions.

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Father’s Campaign: More Time Off for Grieving Parents

Following the death of his 18-year-old daughter, Barry Kluger is campaigning for federal law to allow more time off for grieving parents.

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Bearing the Unbearable: Grieving the Loss of a Child—with Guest Speaker Dr Joanne Cacciatore

Join Dr Jo Cacciatore, sharing her reflections on love, loss and the heart-breaking path of grief for a child. Hosted by The Compassionate Friends, UK on 4 May 2021.

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Is Grief Mental Illness? With Psychiatric Changes, Maybe

Normal bereavement and major depression share many of the same symptoms. And because of those similarities, psychiatrists have historically carved out what is known as a "bereavement exclusion." Its purpose was to reduce the likelihood that normal grief would be diagnosed as clinical depression.

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