Alexandra Kennedy, M.A., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice (since 1976) in Soquel, California and author of Losing a Parent (HarperCollins, 1991) and Your Loved One Lives On Within You (Berkley, 1997).

She has led workshops and lectured at universities, hospices, churches, and professional organizations on grieving. She is a faculty member at the University of California Extension Santa Cruz. She was on the faculty of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where she offered a yearly graduate course on death, dying, and grieving.

Alexandra's first book, Losing a Parent, is now in its fifteenth printing with approximately 36,000 copies sold. Losing a Parent has been translated into Portuguese and French. Her interview "Transforming Grief" was number one in the Top Dozen New Dimensions Best-selling Books and Tapes for June and July 1998. Alexandra has appeared on numerous radio and television interview shows, including NPR's Talk of the Nation and New Dimensions Radio.

She has been featured in USA Today, San Jose Mercury, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald, Yoga Journal, and Mothering Magazine.



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