Interviews with Dr. Boss


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Category: Myth of Closure

Ambiguous Loss and the Pandemic

Mary Hanson, of the Mary Hanson Show, interviews Dr. Boss about her ideas and theories that go along with the pandemic, many of which are what she calls "ambiguous losses."

Working with Ambiguous Loss, Grief and Closure

Presentation by Pauline Boss, PhD, sponsored by Confer.


Sue Scott, Island of Discarded Women Podcast, interviews Dr. Boss.

These Three Things with Pauline Boss, PhD

Joy is Now Podcast, Lisa Anderson Shaffer, LMFT, interviewer

"There are No Hallmark Cards for This" -What is Ambiguous Loss

Interfaith Voices interviews Dr. Pauline Boss

Why Closure Is a Myth

Pulling the Thread podcast. Elise Loehnen interviews Dr. Pauline Boss.

Pauline Boss - Ambiguous Loss and The Myth of Closure

Daniel Stillwell, IFTA-E News, interviews Dr. Boss.

Ambiguous Loss and the Myth of Closure

Kim Mills of APA's Speaking of Psychology Podcast, interviews Dr. Boss

Why You Shouldn't Look for "Closure" While Grieving

This Matters, Daily News Podcast, Toronto Star. Saba Eitizaz interviews Dr. Boss

Uncertainty, anxiety, mourning. . . . How to deal with the effects of two years of the COVID-19 epidemic on our mental health?

Franceinfo. Valentine Pasquesoone, Interviews

Pauline Boss - Coping with Loss

Duncan Gammi, host of the podcast dunc tank, interviews Dr. Boss.

The Sunday Read: "What if There's No Such Thing as Closure?"

The Sunday Read Podcast, The Daily, New York Times. Original article appeared in The New York Times Magazine, December 15, 2021.

When Facing Loss, Embrace Change and Don't Force Closure, A Therapist Urges

Graison Dangor, NPR, interviews Pauline Boss.

Duet Family Caregiver Event: Guilt, Grief, and Guideposts with Dr. Pauline Boss and Kathy Ritchie

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging brings back Dr. Pauline Boss and Kathy Ritchie for a virtual family caregiver event to offer help and hope to family caregivers. Dr. Pauline Boss explains why feelings of guilt are likely to be part of a caregiver's normal grief process and offers guideposts for resilience and moving forward despite ambiguous loss. She also shares ideas from her latest book, The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change (to be released in mid-December 2021 by W. W. Norton). Journalist Kathy Ritchie has reported extensively on multiple aspects of caregiving. Currently, she is an editor for Next Avenue, a digital publication focusing on aging adults 50 plus.

The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic (The Brainwaves Video Anthology)

Pauline Boss, PhD, discusses her book, The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change (W. W. Norton, 2022)