Dr. Ann Kaiser Stearns is the author of three books including the newly revised national best-seller, “Living Through Personal Crisis,” (published in seven languages with more than 1 million sold) and just out in a 2010 edition. She lectures widely around the country and has given more than 200 radio and television interviews nationwide. Her public television special, "Living Through Personal Crisis with Dr. Ann Kaiser Stearns" has aired nationwide more that 234 times since May and is available on DVD through this website. She has received the Maryland Psychological Association’s “Maryland Psychology Teacher of the Year" Award and “Excellence in Teaching” awards from both Johns Hopkins University and Loyola Colege.
Dr. Stearns is a Professor of Psychology at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and has often taught veteran officers at the Baltimore County Police Academy. She was formerly on the faculty of the Family Practice Residency Program at Franklin Square Hospital. Earlier in her career, Dr. Stearns was an associate chaplain at Michigan State University.
Dr. Stearns received her Ph.D. in psychology from the Union Institute and University, the M.Div. degree from Duke University, and her B.A. from Oklahoma City University. She lives in Maryland and is the mother of two young adult daughters.
This book is about the small and large losses that happen to people, experiences that plunge them into a state of adjustment. It guides those moving through the mourning process and those who are struggling with depression and other symptoms of distress as they start to realize that they are grieving their loss. It is also for the families and friends of those who have suffered a loss.