Lorraine Hedtke


Lorraine Hedtke MSW, ACSW, LCSW, Ph.D. is employed by California State University San Bernardino where she coordinates and teaches the MS graduate counseling & PPS credential programs. She also is the founder of The Fabula Center, a counseling and training center located in Southern California. Lorraine teaches about death, dying and bereavement throughout the US and internationally. Her unique ideas and practices are drawn from narrative therapy and represent a departure from the conventional models of grief psychology. Her articles have appeared in numerous professional journals and magazines. She, along with John Winslade, co-authored “Remembering lives: conversations with the dying and the bereaved” (Baywood, 2004). Her children’s book, My Grandmother is Always with Me (2005; 2014, 2nd edition), is written with her daughter, Addie. Her text, Breathing life into the stories of the dead: Constructing bereavement support groups (2012) is available from Taos Publishing