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FT in Thanatology, MS in Guidance and Counseling

Linda Goldman has a Fellow in Thanatology (FT): Death, Dying, and Bereavement (FT) with an MS degree in counseling, and master’s Equivalency in early childhood education. Linda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She worked as a teacher and counselor in the public school system for almost twenty years and a grief therapist in Chevy Chase, MD with children, teenagers, and grieving adults. Linda shares workshops, courses, and trainings on children’s grief and taught as an adjunct faculty in the Graduate Program of Counseling at Johns Hopkins University and Kings College Ontario Canada, U. of Md. School of Social Work/Advanced Certification Program for Children and Adolescents, Penn. State, Buffalo School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, The National Transportation Safety Board, The University of Hong Kong, and The National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. She has also taught LGBT Youth and Children’s grief and trauma at Johns Hopkins Graduate School, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Child Welfare Administration. Her many articles, including Healing Magazine’s Helping the Grieving Child in the Schools (2012), The Bullying Epidemic, Creating Safe Havens for Gay Youth in Schools (2006), Parenting Gay Youth (2008), Talking to Kids About Suicide (2014), Helping Kids Cope with Grief of Losing a Pet (2014), and What Complicates Grief for Children: A Case Study (2015), Talking to Children about Climate Change (2022), and Talking to Children about COVID (2021). Articles have been translated into Chinese for the Suicide Prevention Program of Beijing and Ukrainian. Linda appeared on the radio show Helping Gay Youth: Parents Perspective (2008) and has testified before the MD Joint House and Senate Priorities Hearing for Marriage Equality (2007) and MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee for the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (2008).
Linda has consulted for the National Head Start Program, National Geographic, and Sesame Street. She was a panelist in the National Teleconference: When A Parent Dies: How to Help the Child and appeared on the Diane Rehms show, Children and grief, and Dan Rodrick’s Baltimore NPR Gay youth. She was named by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top therapists in the MD, VA. DC area 1998 and again named by The Washingtonian Magazine as a therapist to go to after the terrorist attacks in 2001. She served on ADEC’s board, The Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the advisory board of SPEAK, Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids, RAINBOWS for Our Children, Academic Advisory Board of Annual Editions/Death, Dying and Bereavement/ McGraw Hill. Presently she ison the advisory board of TAPS, The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of the Military. Linda received the ADEC Clinical Practice Award 2003. She taught on the pre-conference faculty for the annual ADEC Conference in 2010, 2014, and 2018, and participated as a panelist for the annual National Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference in 2018.

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