Robert Niemeyer, Ph.D.
Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis, where he maintains an active clinical practice. Bob also serves as Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, and he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process.
Bob is interested in how people construct meaning in their lives in the aftermath of loss, and this is reflected in his both his research and work. He has held training sessions for both survivors of loss and grief professionals at the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®. He has authored nearly 500 articles and book chapters and published 30 books. Bob served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and Chair of the International Work Group for Death, Dying, & Bereavement. He has been granted the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, made a Fellow of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and given Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Network on Personal Meaning.