This episode of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast features a conversation with Rachael Falk, a Psy.D. candidate in clinical psychology, about her doctoral research into spirituality as it relates to end of life and mourning rituals.
About the Guest
Rachael Falk is a 4th year doctoral student studying clinical psychology at William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, or MSPP). Rachael received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from UMass Amherst, as well as her master’s degree in professional psychology from WJC. Rachael has had diverse training experiences during graduate school, but has focused her clinical work and career aspirations on serving older adults. She was a student representative to the Board of Directors of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs for the 2015-2016 year, and recently completed her dissertation entitled, “How Jewish Rituals of Mourning Affect Bereavement Outcomes for Widowed Older Adults”.