PAMELA MALONE, PhD, LCSW, has over 26 years of clinical experience with adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. She has worked in a variety of settings to include EAP, prison, psychiatric hospitals, medical hospital, and substance abuse rehab. She holds a Master of Arts degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University, a Master of Social Work from Adelphi University, and a Doctorate in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Malone maintains a clinical practice, and is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. She presents on grief and loss issues nationally and internationally, and continues research on this topic.