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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Wendy Lichtenthal

First Name: Wendy

Last Name: Lichtenthal

Position Title: Assisting Attending Psychologist

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research, Patient Care, and Other

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests:I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in end-of-life and bereavement research and clinical work, with a focus on meaning-making and intervention development. I am currently conducting an NCI-funded study to adapt Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy into Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy for parents who lost a child to cancer, which will be piloted with parents who are experiencing elevated prolonged grief symptoms.

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:

Phone: (646) 888-4812
Email: lichtenw@mskcc.org

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Bereavement, prolonged grief disorder, bereaved parents, meaning-making, intervention development

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Lichtenthal WG, Neimeyer RA, Currier JM, Roberts K, Jordan N. Cause of death and the quest for meaning after the loss of a child. Death Stud 2013; 37(4):311-342.

Holland JM, Thompson KL, Rozalski V, Lichtenthal WG. Bereavement-related regret trajectories among widowed older adults. J of Gerontology: Psychol Science in press.

Wiener L, Sweeney C, Baird K, Merchant MS, Warren KE, Corner GW, Roberts KE, Lichtenthal WG. What do parents want to know when considering autopsy for their child with cancer? Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in press.

Lichtenthal WG. Schema therapy for the lost relationship. In R. A. Neimeyer (Ed.), Techniques in Grief Therapy: Creative Strategies for Counseling the Bereaved (pp. 139-141). New York: Routledge; 2012

Lichtenthal WG, Breitbart, W. Finding meaning through the attitude one takes. In R. A. Neimeyer (Ed.), Techniques in Grief Therapy: Creative Strategies for Counseling the Bereaved (pp. 161-164). New York: Routledge; 2012

Lichtenthal WG, Neimeyer, RA. Directed journaling to facilitate meaning-making. In R. A. Neimeyer (Ed.), Techniques in Grief Therapy: Creative Strategies for Counseling the Bereaved (pp. 165-168). New York: Routledge; 2012

Lichtenthal WG, Sweeney C. Families “at risk” of complicated bereavement. In D. K. Kissane (Ed.), Family Grief Therapy. New York: Routledge; in press.

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