Joshua Black


Joshua Black’s research interest is in the area of grief dreams, with a special focus on dreams of the deceased. He first investigated this while doing his Master’s at Trent University. His thesis examined themes and personal meaning on dreams of the deceased. Joshua is currently in the PhD program (Psychology) at Brock University and continues to investigate grief dreams. He has published scientific literature in the area. As a way to raise awareness on the topic he has set up a website (griefdreams.ca) to help the bereaved and those who assist them. He frequently does presentations/workshops on the topic, runs the Grief Dreams Podcast (with co-host Shawn Ram), facilitates a Grief Dreams Facebook Group, and has an active Instagram page and Twitter account (search @griefdreams). For the last 7 years, he has provided volunteer one-on-one and group support to individuals who are bereaved.