January 11, 2011 – Barbara Okun, Professor of Counseling & Applied Psychology at Northeastern University. “Saying Goodbye: How Families Can Find Renewal Through Loss” co-authored by Barbara Okun, a Northeastern University professor of applied psychology, explores “contemporary grief” — the new reality of prolonged death, with earlier warning due to regular exams and advanced diagnostic tests, and potent treatments that target terminal diseases and extend life. PHOTO: Mary Knox Merrill/Northeastern University