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Douglas Smith, M.Div, M.A., M.S.

Speaker/Counselor/Author

Private Practice


National speaker, author, expert and consultant, Douglas C. Smith, M.Div, M.A., M.S., has trained thousands of care givers during his 30 years as a counselor, therapist, patient-care advocate and health care administrator. A varied background in hospitals, hospices and social service agencies give a unique perspective on the holistic needs of clients and patients from all walks of life.

Doug is the author of several best-selling books, including Caregiving, the Complete Book of Counseling the Dying and the Grieving, Being a Wounded Healer, and the Tao of Grieving. He has also been published in Caring Magazine, Counseling and Values, Medical Hypnoanalysis Journal, the Journal of Pastoral Care, Omega, and the Journal of Death and Dying. He is also a sought-after speaker, being an eight-time presenter at the national 'To Comfort Always' Conference and a four-time presenter at the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference. Doug has also trained for numerous prestigious national organizations, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hazelden, University of Wisconsin, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Connecticut Department of Development Services, Stanford University Medical Center, American Academy of Bereavement, Washington State Hospice Organization, Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and Visiting Nurse Services of New York City.