Kauffman, Jeffrey 1942-

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Kauffman, Jeffrey 1942-

PERSONAL:

Born December 29, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Raymond (a small business owner) and Florence Kauffman; married Hilda Reagan (an artist), May 2, 1992; children: Daniel, Will Gorhan (stepson). Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: New School for Social Research, M.A., 1970; trained at Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1970-78; Bryn Mawr College, M.S.S., 1985. Politics: "Independent/progressive." Hobbies and other interests: Kayaking.

ADDRESSES:

Home—St. Peters, PA. Office—8600 West Chester Pike, Ste. 304, Upper Darby, PA 19082. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Private practice of psychotherapy in suburban Philadelphia, PA, 1974—. Also works as consultant.

MEMBER:

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Association for Death Education and Counseling, National Association of Social Workers, American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, American Association of Professionals in Addictive Disorders, Society for Gravestone Studies.

WRITINGS:

(Editor and contributor) Awareness of Mortality, Baywood Publishing (Amityville, NY), 1995.

(Editor and contributor) Loss of the Assumptive World, Brunner-Routledge (New York, NY), 2002.

Guidebook on Helping Persons with Mental Retardation Mourn, Baywood Publishing (Amityville, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Spirituality and Death, edited by Kenneth Doka and John Morgan, Baywood Press (Amityville, NY), 1992; Outpatient Treatment of Sex and Love Addiction, edited by E. GriffenShelly, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1993; Ring of Fire: Primitive Object Relations and Affects in Group Psychotherapy, edited by Vic Schermer and Malcolm Pines, Routledge (London, England), 1994; Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice, edited by Kenneth Doka, Research Press, 2002; and Death and Denial: Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, edited by Daniel Liechty, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2002. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Death Studies, Omega, and Mortality.

SIDELIGHTS:

Jeffrey Kauffman told CA: "As a therapist I listen to the suffering of others all day long. Viewing myself through the prism of others keeps fresh in my awareness a savagery and melancholy that lives in my belly. Writing is an encircling of this and an act of transformation and discovery."

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