Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical (Psychotherapy)

Psychology Building, Room 347
Office Hours

Ph.D., University of Nebraska
B.A., University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Psychotherapy Process and Outcome
  • Psychology of Grief and Loss
  • Constructivist Psychology

Representative Publications

  • Neimeyer, R. A. (Ed.) (2015). Techniques of grief therapy: Assessment and intervention. New York: Routledge.
  • Thompson, B. E. & Neimeyer, R. A. (Eds.) (2014). Grief and the expressive arts: Practices for creating meaning. New York: Routledge.
  • Neimeyer, R. A. (2016). Complicated grief: Assessment and intervention. In J. Cook, S. Gold & C. Dalenberg (Eds.). APA handbook of trauma psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Neimeyer, R. A., & Holland, J. M. (2014). Bereavement in later life: Theory, assessment and intervention. In B. T. Mast & P. A. Lichtenberg (Eds.), Handbook of clinical geropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Neimeyer, R. A., Woodward, M., Pickover, A. & Smigelsky, M. (2015). Questioning our questions: A constructivist technique for clinical supervision. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/10720537.2015.1038406.
  • Neimeyer, R. A. & Young-Eisendrath, P. (2015). Assessing a Buddhist treatment for bereavement and loss: The Mustard Seed Project. Death Studies, 39, 263-273, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2014.937973.
  • Piazza-Bonin, E., Neimeyer, R. A., Burke, L. A., Young, A. & McDevitt-Murphy, M. (2014). Disenfranchised grief following African American homicide loss: An inductive case study. Omega, 70, 369-392.
  • Gillies, J. M., Neimeyer, R. A. & Milman, E. (2014). The Grief and Meaning Reconstruction Inventory (GMRI): Initial validation of a new measure. Death Studies, 38, 207-216, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2014.907089
  • Burke, L. A. & Neimeyer, R. A. (2014). Spiritual distress in bereavement: Evolution of a research program. Religions, 5, 1087-1115, doi:10.3390/rel5041087.
  • Neimeyer, R. A., Klass, D. & Dennis, M. R. (2014). A social constructionist account of grief: Loss and the narration of meaning. Death Studies, 38, 485-498.
  • Cerel, J., McIntosh, J. L., Neimeyer, R. A., Maple, M. & Marshall, D. (2014). The continuum of "survivorship": Definitional issues in the aftermath of suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44, 591-600. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12093.
  • Neimeyer, R. A. & Soderlund, J. (2014). Good grief: A contemporary orientation to bereavement counseling. New Therapist, 90, 6-14.