Ted Rynearson, M.D.
Ted Rynearson, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington, a practicing, clinical psychiatrist, a national and international clinical teacher, and a consultant to the Survivors of Violent Loss Program. Now semi-retired, Ted has focuses on researching the effects of complicated bereavement and violent death. He is the founder of Violent Loss Bereavement Society and the author of Retelling Violent Death and the editor of Violent Death: Resilience and Intervention Beyond the Crisis.
“Our contemporary society doesn’t respect the need for time. We’re getting more and more rushed, more and more focused on consuming and less and less tolerance for listening. Less and less tolerance for respecting and during change. And so we hope for and anticipate easy answers and I think that’s what stages and a lot of the popular books that are written on grief, can be very comforting. But they often don’t respect the fact that things are forever changed and we can’t go through steps to recover.”Ted Rynearson