Samuel J. Marwit
98 County Farm Road,
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 953-6783;
Fax: (603) 343-5310
Web site: www.samuelmarwit.com
1959-1963: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A.
1963-1968: State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, Ph.D.
Professional Licenses and Affiliations
Licensed Psychologist, New Hampshire
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology - 2014
Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
Member, Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire
1965-1966: Internship, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
1967-1968:Staff Psychologist and Research Consultant, E. J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, NewYork,
1968-71:Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Service, University of Missouri-St.Louis
1971-78: Director, Counseling Service, University of Missouri-St. Louis
1968-06: Assistant - Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of
2006- : Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-St.
1979-80: Clinical Consultant, Counseling and Psychological Services, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
1984- : Co-founder, Resources for Crisis and Change,
2001 Multidisciplinary group providing direct service, consultation, and
community education; primary focus on significant life changes including
grief, unanticipated trauma and divorce
2006- Retired. Part-time clinical practice devoted primarily to adults in transition
Marwit, S. J. and Marcia, J. E. (1967). Tester-bias and response to projective instruments. Journal of Consulting Psychology,31, 253-258.
Marwit, S. J. (1969). Communication of tester-bias by means of modeling. Journal of Projective Techniques and Personality Assessment,33, 345-352.
Strauss, M. E., and Marwit, S. J. (1970). Expectancy effects in Rorschach testing. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 34, 448.
Marwit, S. J. (1971). Further notes on the effect of pre?test expectancies on the psychological test report. Journal of Projective Techniques and Personality Assessment, 303-306.
Marwit, S. J. and Stenner, A. J. (1972). Hyperkinesis: Delineation of two patterns. Exceptional Children, 38, 401-406. Translated by request in Skolepskykologi (Danish Journal of School Psychology). Condensed version reprinted (1972) Mental Health Digest, 4, 41-42.
Marwit, S. J., Marwit, K. L., and Boswell, J. J. (1972). Negro children's use of nonstandard grammar. Journal of Educational Psychology, 63, 218-224. Requested for reprinting J. K. Dissinger and C. R. Arnold (Eds.), Psychological Foundations of Exceptionality. Belmont, California: Brooks-Cole, 1974. Requested for reprinting in S. Chess and A. Thomas (Eds.), Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development, Vol. 6, 1973.
Marwit, S. J. and Marwit, K. L. Grammatical responses of Negro and Caucasian second grade children as a function of standard English and nonstandard English presentations. Journal of Educational Psychology, 1973, 65, 187-191.
Holland, J., Segroi, S., Marwit, S. J., and Solkoff, N. (1973). The ICU syndrome: Fact or fancy? Psychiatry in Medicine, 4, 241-249.
Marwit, S. J., Bostwick, J., and Weil, M. (1974). Thematic content of TAT as a function of examiner sex and examiner expectancy. Journal of Personality Assessment, 38, 547-550.
Marwit, S. J. and Newmann, G. (1974). Black and white children's comprehension of standard and nonstandard English passages. Journal of Educational Psychology, 66, 329?332.
Marwit, S. J. and Strauss, M. E. (1975). Influence of instruction on expectancy effects in Rorschach testing. Journal of Personality Assessment, 39, 13-18.
Berman, H., Shulman, A., and Marwit, S. J. (1976). Comparison of multidimensional
decoding. Sociometry, 39, 83?89.
Marwit, S. J. and Marwit, K. L. (1976). Black children's use of nonstandard grammar: Two years later. Developmental Psychology, 12, 33-38.
Marwit, S. J. (1977). Black and white children's use of standard English at 7, 9, and 12 years of age. Developmental Psychology, 13, 81-82.
Marwit, S. J., Walker, E. F., and Marwit, K. L. (1977). Reliability of standard English differences among black and white children at second, fourth, and seventh grade. Child Development, 48, 1739-1742.
Marwit, K. L., Marwit, S. J., and Walker, E. F. (1978). Effects of student race and physical attractiveness on teacher's judgments of transgressions. Journal of Educational Psychlogy, 70, 911-915.
Walker, E. F., and Marwit, S. J. (1980). A cross?sectional study of emotion recognition in schizophrenics. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 89, 428-436.
Marwit, S. J. (1981). Assessment of sex-role stereotyping among male and female psychologist practitioners. Journal of Personality Assessment, 45, 593-599.
Marwit, S. J. (1982). In support of university affiliated schools of professional psychology. Professional Psychology, 13, 181-190.
Marwit, S. J. (1982). Students' race, physical attractiveness, and teachers' judgements of transgressions. Psychological Reports, 50, 242.
Marwit, S. J. (1983). Doctoral candidates' attitudes toward models of professional training. Professional Psychology, 14, 105-111.
Fitz, D., Marwit, S. J., & Gerstenzang, S. (1983). Interactive hostility between intimate and unacquainted couples. Journal of Psychology, 15, 177-184.
Kabacoff, R. I., Marwit, S. J., & Orlofsky, J. L. (1985). Correlates of sex?role stereotyping among mental health professionals. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 16, 98-105.
Marwit, S. J., & Klass, D. (1988-89). Toward a model of parental grief. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 19, 31-50.
Marwit, S. J. (1991). DSM III?R, grief reactions and a call for revision. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 22, 75-79.
McCabe, M., & Marwit, S. J. (1993). Depressive Symptomatology, perceptions of attractiveness, and body image in children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 34,1117-1124.
Meuser, T., Davies R., & Marwit, S. J. (1995). Personality and conjugal bereavement in mature widow(er)s. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 30, 223-235.
Marwit, S. J., & Klass, D. (1995). Grief and the role of the inner representation of the deceased. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 30, 283-298. Expanded version in P. R. Silverman, S. Nickman, and D. Klass, (Eds.), (1996), Continuing bonds: New understandings of grief. Taylor and Francis.
Marwit, S. J. (1996). Reliability of diagnosing complicated grief: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64, 563-568.
Datson, S., & Marwit, S. J. (1997) Personality constructs and perceived presence of deceased loved ones. Death Studies, 21 (2), 131-146.
Marwit, S. J. (1997). Professional psychology's role in hospice care. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28(5), 457-463. Excerpted, by request, in Crossroads of Life: National Hospice Magazine, (1998), 3(2).
Marwit, S. J., & Carusa, S. S. (1998). Communicated support following loss: Examining the experiences of parental death and parental divorce in adolescence. Death Studies. 21(2), 131-146.
Meuser, T. M, & Marwit, S. J. (1999-2000). An integrative model of personality, coping and appraisal for the prediction of grief involvement in adults. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 40(2), 375-393.
Marwit, S. J., & Lessor, C. (2000-2001). Role of deceased mentors in the ongoing lives of proteges, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 42(2), 125-138.
Wickie, S. J., & Marwit, S. J. (2000-2001). Assumptive World Views of Parents of Murdered Children, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 42(2), 101-113.
Jorgensen, M., & Marwit, S. J., (2001). Social support needs of patients with AIDS, AIDS Care, 13(2), 171-175.
Meuser, T., & Marwit, S. J. (2001). A comprehensive, stage-sensitive model of grief in dementia caregiving. The Gerontologist, 41(5), 658-670.
Marwit, S. J., & Datson, S., (2002). Disclosure preferences about terminal illness: An examination of decision-related factors. Death Studies, 26(1), 1-21.
Enright, B. P., & Marwit, S. J., (2002). Reliability of diagnosing complicated grief: A closer look. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58(7), 747-757.
Marwit, S.J., & Meuser, T. (2002). Development and initial validation of an inventory to assess grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease. The Gerontologist, 42(6), 751-765.
Matthews, L., & Marwit, S. J. (2004). Examining the assumptive world views of parents bereaved by accident, homicide, and illness. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 48(2), 141-162.
Matthews, L. T., & Marwit, S. J. (2004). Complicated grief and the trend toward cognitively-oriented therapies. Death Studies, 28(9), 849-863.
Marwit, S. J., Meuser, T., & Bryer, D. (2005). Development of an awareness context theory typology for addressing communication patterns in mild dementia. Clinical Gerontologist, 28(4), 79-98.
Marwit, S. J., & Meuser, T. (2005). Development of a Short Form Inventory to Assess Grief in Caregivers of Dementia Patients. Death Studies, 29(3), 191-205.
Anderson, M. J, Marwit, S.J., Vandenberg, B., and Chibnall, J.T. (2005). Psychological and religious coping strategies of mothers bereaved by the sudden death of a child. Death Studies, 29(9), 811-826.
Robinson, T., and Marwit, S. J. (2006). An investigation of the relationship of personality, coping, and grief involvement among bereaved mothers. Death Studies,30 (7), 677-696.
Marwit, S. J., & Kaye, P. N. (2006). Measuring grief in caregivers of persons with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 20 (13/14), 1419-1429.
Matthews. L. T., and Marwit, S. J. (2006). Meaning reconstruction in the context of religious coping: Rebuilding the shattered assumptive world. Death Studies: Special Edition, 53(1-2), 87-104.
Sanders, S., Marwit, S.J., Meuser, T., and Harrington, P. (2007). Caregiver grief in end-stage dementia: Using the MM-CGI for assessment and treatment in social work practice. Social Work in Health Care, 46, 47-65.
Marwit, S.J., Chibnall, J.T., Dougherty, R., Jenkins, C., and Shawgo, J. (2008). Assessing pre-death grief in cancer caregivers using the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory (MM-CGI), Psycho-oncology, 17, 300-303
Engelkemeyer, S., and Marwit,S. J. (2008). Posttraumatic growth in bereavaed parents. Journal of Traumatic Studies, 21(3), 344-346.
Prigerson, H.G., Horowitz, M.J., Jacobs, S.C., Parkes, C.M., Aslan, M., Goodkin, K., Raphael, B., Marwit, S.J., et al. (2009). Prolonged grief disorder: Psychometric validation or criteria proposed for DSM-V and ICD 11. PLoS Med 6(8), e1000121.doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000121.
DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N., Steffen, A.M., Marwit, S.J., & Meuser, T. (2013). Extension of the Enright Forgiveness Inventory to middle-aged and older wives. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 25(4), 344-357.
DeCaporale-Ryan, L.N., Steffen, A.M., Marwit, S.J., & Meuser, T. (2016). Dementia spousal caregiving and past transgressions: Measuring and understanding foregiveness experiences. Journal of Women and Aging, online, July 15.
Publications: Invited (not peer reviewed)
Marwit, S. J. (1979). Demographic characteristics and professional interests (of Missouri's licensed psychologists). Missouri Psychological Association Newsletter, 36(No. 1), 3-6.
Marwit, K. L. and Marwit, S. J. (1973). Associative responses to nonsense syllables by Negro and White second graders. Research in Education.
Marwit, S. J. (1997). Professional psychology's role in hospice care. Crossroads of Life: National Hospice Magazine, (1998), 3(2). Condensed version of article published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28(5), 457-463
Marwit, S. J. (2001). Grief and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In G. Howarth and O. Leaman (Eds), Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, Routledge Publishing.
Meuser, T. M., Marwit, S. J., and Sanders, S. (2004). Grief and dementia caregivers: A model for assessment and intervention. In K. Doka (Ed.) Living with Grief: Alzheimer's Disease, pp.169-195, Hospice Foundation of America: Washington, DC.
Becker, L.T., Marwit, S.J., & Chibnall, J.T. (2008) Constructing meaning through religious coping: Rebuilding the shattered assumptive world of mothers bereaved by homicide, illness, and accident. .
McKay, C.M., & Marwit, S.J. (2010). Collaborative divorce: Resolving disputes respectfully, New Hampshire Bar News.
DeCaporale-Ryan, L., Steffen, A. M., & Marwit, S. J. (In press) Moving from transgressions to forgiveness: Clinically relevant research. In Forgivenes: Social significance, health impact and psychological effects. Hauppauge, NH: Nova Science Pulishers, Inc.
Grants Received and Pending
Expectancy effects in Rorschach testing. Assistant Professor Research Fund, University of Missouri - St. Louis, 1969.
Further notes on the effects of pretest expectancies on the psychological test report. Sigma Xi Society Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1971.
Nonstandard American English of socially disadvantaged Negro children. U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (#OEG-6-70-0041) (with K. L. Marwit & J. J. Boswell, 1971), $4,629.
Development of a comprehensive, stage-sensitive model and associated psychometric instrument for the measurement of anticipatory grief in caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease: A pilot study. Alzheimer's Association (with T. Meuser, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine), period of study: 10/99-9/01, $51,665.
Loss recognition and contextual awareness in the Alzheimer's caregiver-spouse relationship: Towards a marital intervention for grief-related adjustment. Alzheimer's Association (co-PI with T. Meuser, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine), period of study: 10/1/01-9/30/03, $55,968.
Conducting cancer support groups via videoconferencing. University of Missouri Research Board, submitted 2/22/99, $45,917, not funded, revisions requested 5/99, preparing for resubmission.
A Hospice-oriented approach for Alzheimer's patients. University of Missouri Research Board, submitted 9/29/00 for $33,236, preparing for resubmission.
A structured intervention to reduce caregiver grief and emotional distress: Development and pilot study. Missouri State Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders (with T. Meuser, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine), $7,000, period of study 5/1/03-4/31/04.
Measuring grief in caregivers of patients with chronic illness. University of Missouri Research Board, submitted 2/13/05 for $26,463.
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Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 2000-present
Death Studies, 2001-2011
- Community education and training seminars, mostly in the area of catastrophic loss and grief. Minimum of 3-4 per year to professional and lay groups.
- Vice President, Board of Directors, St. Louis Children's Foundation, 1989-1992.
- Board of Directors, THEOS [Midwest Chapter of national organization assisting widow(er)s], 1983-present (ad hoc member).
- Coordinator, Annual Grief Recovery Seminar for widow(er)s
- Professional Advisory Committee, The Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis (for cancer patients and their families), 1993-present.
- Advisory and Support Council, Metropolitan School (for atypical learners), 1993-present.
- Staff consultant, Pediatric Associates (pediatric oncologists), 1994-present.
- Professional Advisory Board, Hospice and Home Health Care, BJC (Barnes, Jewish, Christian Hospitals) Health Systems, 1994-1999.
- Consultant, Camp Rainbow (children with cancer), 1994-1998.
- Hospice-Geriatric team, Jewish Hospital of St. Louis/Latvian Medical Community Partnership, United States Agency for International Development, 1995-1998.
- Mental Health Advisory Board, Logos School (for special needs children), 1996-2008.
- Chair, Professional Advisory Board, Bereavement Center for Young Children, 1999-2008.
- Advisory Panel of the Ad Hoc Committee on End-of-Life Issues, American Psychological Association, 2001-2006
- Co-Chair, Early Stage Task Force, Alzheimer's Association, 2003-2004.
- Grants reviewer for the Alzheimer's Association (2003-2004) and University of Missouri Research Board (2004)
- Strategic Planning, Education, and Coreography Committees, Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis, 2005-2008.
- Board of Directors, Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis, 2006-2008.
- Board of Directors, Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire, 2008-2012.
- Chair, Education Committee, Seacoast Collaborative Practice Group, 2012-2013.
Presentations and Seminars: July, 1995-Present
July 20-28, 1995 "Behavioral medicine and the international hospice movement: special focus on the requirements for honest disclosure to patients." Latvian Academy of Medicine, Riga, Latvia.
May 2-9 1996 "Ethics in medicine and related disciplines." Invited series of lectures for oncology residents, Barnes Hospital of Washington University Medical School.
May 4, 1996 "Grief Recovery Seminar." Coordinator of day-long workshops sponsored by BJC Health Center and THEOS for Widow(er)s
June 13, 1996 "Providing support to the family of a dying child." Focus on Pediatrics conference, St. John's Mercy Medical Center and Cardinal Glennon Hospital of St. Louis University Medical Center.
October, 1996 "Assessing and responding to suicide." For Hospice and Home Health Care staff, BJC Health System, St. Louis, MO.
November, 1996 Planning committee and presentation at First Hospice Conference in Baltics, Riga, Latvia. Presentations will focus on 1) truth-telling in terminal illness, and 2) bereavement theory and counseling.
April, 1997 Understanding grief. Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis, MO.
July, 1997 Grief and groups: Challenging old perspectives. Missouri Group Psychotherapy Association.
November, 1997 Grief Recovery Seminar (coordinator and speaker)
May, 1998 Children and loss. Kids In The Middle. Professional development seminars.
September, 1998. Grief and treatment management. Grand Rounds. Wohl Clinic, St. Louis University Medical Center.
November, 2000. Grief among caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Washington University School of Medicine. (with T. Meuser).
April, 2001. Grief among caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Cox Health System Geriatric Conference, Springfield, MO. (with T. Meuser).
July, 2001. Grief processes in dementia caregiving: Recognition, assessment, and
Intervention. 10th National Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference, Chicago, IL. (with T. Meuser).
November, 2001. Self-reported emotional/social needs of gay males with AIDS. American Association of Behavior Therapy. Philadelphia, PA (with M. Jorgensen).
March, 2002. Development and initial validation of an inventory to assess grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. Washington University School of Medicine (with T. Meuser)
June, 2002. Communicated support for grieving adolescents. Sixth National Symposium of Children's Grief Support, St. Louis, MO (with L. Matthews)
June, 2002. World religions talk about death: Judaism. Sixth National Symposium of Children's Grief Support, St. Louis, MO
September, 2002. The caregiver grief study. Alzheimer's Affiliation of Wyoming Statewide Conference (with T. Meuser).
November, 2002. Development and initial validation of an inventory to assess grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. The Gerontological Society of America (with T. Meuser), Boston, MA
March, 2003. Examining the assumptive world views of parents bereaved by accident, murder, and illness. Association of Death Education and Counseling. (with L. Matthews)
May, 2003. Grief and the practice of medicine. Washington University School of Medicine.
November, 2003. Couples communication in early-stage dementia. TBP-The Gerontological Society of America (with T. Meuser), San Diego, CA
April, 2004, Keynote speaker, "From joy to grief: Living with dementia" conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
April, 2004, Post-traumatic growth in parents bereaved by murder, accident, and illness. Association of Death Education and Counseling, Pittsburgh, PA.
April, 2004, Living with grief: Alzheimer's disease. 11th Annual Living with Grief teleconference, National Hospice Foundation, Washington, DC.
April, 2005, Grief and loss in dementia caregiving. Washington University School of Medicine
November, 2006, Effect of trauma on explicit memory and metamemory, using trait dissociation, state dissociation, and past trauma history as mediators, Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (with M. Patel & M. G. Griffin), Chicago, IL
February, 2007, What we have learned so far: A communal retrospective. Collaborative Family Law Association, St. Louis, MO
June, 2007, End of Life Concerns: A 12-hour CEU Seminar for licensed professional counselors, St. Louis, MO
April, 2010, Diagnosing Grief in the Elderly, Dover, NH.
2010-2012, Workshops on Collaborative Divorce Coaching to State-wide Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire (CLANH) and to individual practice groups of the CLANH
September, 2012, Couples Communication seminar for Seacoast Practice Group of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire
**Alzheimer's research website: www.abraxas.wustl.edu/adrc2/cgstudy.htm presents all places where AD grief research has been presented.