Sue Lawrence

I, Sue Lawrence, am a psychology professor at two colleges, the assistant director at a local childcare facility, an professional development trainer, a mother of three grown children, music enthusiast, and a sibling loss survivor. My career has spanned 3 decades, in which time I worked as a therapist, preschool teacher and administrator, and psychology instructor. My experience has been extensive working with children and teaching to all age groups. Because of my personal situation, I have always been interested in the topic of sibling loss, and that interest has fueled my desire to reach out to others. My book, which has been years in the making, is one attempt to help adults working with bereaved children. Likewise, I am leading a research group this semester at Ursinus College in studying childhood grief and trauma. In addition, I have been taking courses in trauma, neuropsychology, and thanatology in order to broaden my knowledge base. I spend much of my "free" time reading and researching anything that helps me to better understand the topic of sibling loss.


The Starriest Night: van Gogh’s Grief Illuminates Ours, 12 Jul 2016

Lost (and Found) at Sea: On Grief and Holidays, 04 Jul 2016

You’ve Got a Friend: Spending Time with Fellow Grievers, 25 May 2016

Hope With Red Feathers, 01 Jan 2016

Remembering Izzy, 30 Sep 2015