Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., C.T. is an internationally noted author, educator and grief counselor. He serves as Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine.

Past recipient of the Association of Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, Dr. Wolfelt is an educational consultant to hospices, hospitals, schools, universities, funeral homes and a variety of community agencies across North America. Perhaps best known for his model of “companioning” versus treating the bereaved, Alan is committed to helping people mourn well so they can live well and love well.

Also a respected author, Dr. Wolfelt writes the “Children and Grief” column for Bereavement magazine. His many bestselling books on grief are listed on the Center for Loss and Life Transition website. He has appeared on, and is a frequent resource for the media. Appearances include Oprah Winfrey, The Larry King Show, The NBC Today Show and Nick News.

Source: Center for Loss and Life Transition website, “About Dr. Alan Wolfelt”

Link to Center for Loss and Life Transition website


Check out these articles by Dr Alan Wolfelt.


The Capacity to Love: The Reason We Grieve – published in T.A.P.S. Magazine

Defining Your Funeral Home’s Core Values – published in The Director

Understanding the Value of Funeral Processions – published on connectingdirectors.com

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