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Adults, youth dealing with grief and dying; grief support and communication

Heather Servaty-Seib Heather Servaty-Seib
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Heather Servaty-Seib, Purdue University professor in counseling and development, leads the grief and loss research team. She can talk about thanatology (the study of death and dying) with emphasis on late adolescent/young adult grief and death-related communication issues. An editorial board member on four national or international journals in her field, Servaty-Seib’s work with the grief and loss research team has developed the Perceived Impact of Life Events Scale, an instrument that uses a gain/loss approach to assess the multidimensional impact of single-life events.

Servaty-Seib can discuss:

  • Support and communication in the grieving process.
  • Loss/gain impacts of life events.
  • Late adolescent and young adult grief.
  • Grief and holidays.
  • College students and grief.


Contact: Heather Servaty-Seib,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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