Rev. Denah Joseph

Rev. Denah Joseph is a California licensed marriage and family therapist who has specialized in traumatic grief for 35 years. In her 50’s she became a hospital chaplain to more comfortably integrate her interest in spirituality into her psychological work. She currently works as the chaplain at UCSF Medical Center’s palliative care service, addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of the seriously ill and their families. She is an ordained Buddhist minister and pastoral caregiver in the Theravada lineage and is board certified as a Buddhist chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Besides caring for patients and families who are receiving palliative care in a hospital setting, Denah is passionate about education, and has worked with numerous groups in hospitals and non-profits on issues of resilience and sustainable practice in high-loss work environments, including oncology and ICU units, physicians-in-training programs, and hospice programs.