Carolyn Ambler Walter, Ph.D, LCSW is a counselor, author and Professor Emerita with 40 years' professional experience serving clients and organizations.

Her extensive expertise in grief and loss and life transitions includes work with hospital, hospice and community groups.

Dr. Walter has presented at national conferences for the NASW and the CSWE and both national and international conferences for the ADEC.*

*National Association of Social Workers, Council on Social Work Education, Assoc. for Death Education and Counseling.

As a guest speaker and renowned authority in the field, she has spoken at numerous regional, national and international conferences on grief, chronic illness, and women's health issues. She also conducts workshops for healthcare staff, counselors, and other helping professionals.

In addition to professional journal articles, Dr. Walter has authored or co-authored several books. These include Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan: A Biopyschosocial Perspective, and The Loss of a Life Partner: Narratives of the Bereaved. She also co-authored Breast Cancer in the Life Course: Women's Experiences.

A Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center for Research and Disease Prevention, Dr. Walter created and led two series for fibromyalgia patients. Locally, she has led numerous groups for fibromyalgia patients and families.

Dr. Walter has more than 25 years' experience in higher education, including 23 years at Widener University, where she co-founded the Center for Social Work Education. She has taught at the graduate level at both Bryn Mawr College and the University of Maryland. She currently offers Teachers' Coaching workshops to support educators and administrators in building stronger educational programs.

She earned her Master of Social Sciences and her Ph.D. from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Juniata College.

Dr. Walter sits on the program committee of Peter's Place, a non-profit center for grieving children, teens and families in Radnor, PA. She is a member of the Steering Committee and Peer Group Committee for the Philadelphia-based non-profit, The Transition Network, which helps women over 50 discover new beginnings.

To contact Dr. Walter, please call 610-359-1077 or email.