Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Dr Meier is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and clinical psychologist at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego. She is also part of UC San Diego Health’s interdisciplinary palliative care team. Her area of focus is improving the quality of life of patients with cancer and other complex illnesses by providing patients and families with relief from psychological, social, spiritual or other types of distress.
Dr. Meier has a particular expertise in working with cancer patients and families during end-of-life care, including the bereavement period after the death of a loved one. She is among a select group of individuals in the U.S. formally trained in Dignity Therapy, designed for patients at the end of life. She has also been formally trained in Meaning Centered Psychotherapy, designed for advanced-stage cancer patients.
Much of Dr. Meier’s research has focused on publishing and presenting on the topics of dignity therapy, rituals, successful death and dying, integrative medicine, and training for psychologists in hospice and palliative care. She has also authored or co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and abstracts, and has served as a reviewer for a number of journals.
Friday, November 15
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM