Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., BCETS, BCBT
Dr. Rando is a clinical psychologist, traumatologist, and thanatologist. She is the Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss in Rhode Island. In matters related to loss and grief, illness, injury, dying, trauma, disaster, and stress reactions of first responders and medical personnel, she provides services through psychotherapy, consultation, supervision, training/education, expert witness consultation, media commentary, research, and writing. The recipient of numerous professional awards, she is a national media resource expert for the American Psychological Association and in that capacity has appeared extensively on television, radio, and online. Current professional foci include treatment of complicated mourning, interventions for traumatic bereavement, self-help after sudden death of a loved one, loss of a child, the interface between posttraumatic stress and grief, anticipatory mourning, and stress reactions of first responders.