Robert Zucker
Grief Expert and Counselor

Robert Zucker is a grief counselor, writer, consultant, teacher and speaker who has specialized in the area of grief and loss for over thirty years. He is the author of The Journey Through Grief and Loss: Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief is Shared, and currently the Coordinator of the Bereavement Program at Hospice of the South Shore, in Rockland, MA. Despite the sad and serious topic, Zucker’s work and approach are life-affirming.

Over the years Zucker has run various grief support groups for young and old, including specialized groups for young widows and widowers, bereaved parents and grandparents, child homicide survivors, bereaved siblings and therapeutic writing workshops for the bereaved of all ages. His writing method was documented in the video From the Heart: Writing and the Bereaved Parent, and he has received two Blue Ribbons from the New England Healthcare Assembly and two Testimonials of Appreciation from the American Hospital Association.

Robert Zucker frequently travels throughout the United States leading bereavement seminars for social workers, psychologists, nurses, teachers and clergy. He has given talks to over 20,000 people in nearly all 50 states, in Canada, and in Scotland, and has delivered keynote addresses for the American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting, the International Association of Police Chaplains, and the American Academy of Bereavement Annual Meeting, among many others.

Zucker has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education, the Smith College School for Social Work Program of Continuing Education, Antioch University New England Graduate School, and the School of Social Work, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

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The Journey Through Grief and Loss
Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief Is Shared
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When adults face a significant loss, they must grapple with their own profound grief, and they are often called upon to nurture and support their grieving...

Pushing through Solid Rock: Reflections on Profound Suffering and Compassionate Service In the words of poet Mary Oliver, "It’s all in the way you carry it—books, bricks, grief." Author and grief counselor Rob Zucker shares deep lessons learned while walking the walk.
The Journey Through Grief and Loss: Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief Is Shared There is a dual challenge faced by so many parents and grandparents devastated by their own losses while called upon to support their grieving children. Participants learn a family-based bereavement support model that empowers grieving adults to effectively mentor their grieving children. Material in this talk is based on Zucker’s book, The Journey Through Grief and Loss.
t’s Been 6 Months! Get Over It, Already!: Five Things to Help You Heal When Grief Is New This program offers hope, healing, and a rich appreciation for the nuances of early grief. Learn practical, hands-on advice—for both the bereaved and their caring friends.