Joseph Nowinski

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of experience working with individuals and families. He is the co-author of “Saying Goodbye: How Families Can Find Renewal Through Loss” (Penguin/2011), a book that helps families cope with a terminal illness and extended caregiving. Dr. Nowinski and his colleague, Barbara Okun, Ph.D., present a new five-stage model of grief that reflects the contemporary realities of death and dying. Dr. Nowinski is the Supervising Psychologist at UConn Health Center.


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First Steps: What to Do When Cancer is the Diagnosis

“Oh, Ruth, I think this is a cancer.” These were the words uttered by Dr. Hiram Cody, a breast cancer surgeon, after an initial physical examination of the wife of […]

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