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Awards and Credentials

  1. Clinical Practice Award, Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2009
  2. Robert Fulton Founder’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, Research and Service by the Center for Death Education and Bioethics, 2008
  3. George A. Kelly Award for Outstanding Contributions to Constructivist Psychology, Constructivist Psychology Network, 2006
  4. Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award, University of Memphis, 2002
  5. Fellow, Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), American Psychological Association, 1997

Robert Neimeyer Ph.D.


Dr. Neimeyer is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. Neimeyer has published 22 books, including Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss, and serves as Editor of the journal Death Studies. The author of over 300 articles and book chapters and a frequent workshop presenter, Dr. Neimeyer is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process. He served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and Chair of the International Work Group for Death, Dying, & Bereavement. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, both the Research Recognition and Clinical Practice Awards by ADEC, and Fellowship status by the American Psychological Association.