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Exploring Grief Dreams

Broadcast on October 16, 2020
Hosted by Kimberly R. Mascaro, PhD
With Dr. Joshua Black

The topic of grief dreams (e.g., dreams of the deceased) has been surprisingly overlooked in academic literature, which has hindered the support for the bereaved of all ages. Join us to explore some issues the bereaved commonly voice on this topic and what Dr. Joshua Black’s research has found.

In This Session:

  • Learn how Dr Joshua Black began researching grief dreams
  • Understand some issues the bereaved commonly voice in relation to grief dreams
  • Learn what Dr Joshua Black's research has found in relation to dreaming of the deceased
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Dr. Joshua Black

Grief Dreams Researcher

Dr. Joshua Black is a grief dreams researcher, speaker, author, and host of the Grief Dreams Podcast. He has focused all of his MA and PhD research (in psychology) on investigating grief dreams from many types of loss (including prenatal loss and pet loss). The majority of his academic research and publications on grief dreams have been specifically on dreams of the deceased. Due to the lack of academic research in this field, Dr. Black has focused his efforts on raising awareness on grief dreams through doing talks, workshops, and interviews. Additionally, he developed a grief dreams website, runs several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @griefdreams), and wrote a children’s book on grief dreams (Dreaming of Owl).

Dr. Joshua Black