Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D., LMSW, FT
ASU at the West Campus
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore studies traumatic loss and child death in families and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Death Studies, Omega Journal of Death and Dying, and Families in Society. She received her Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Masters degree and Bachelor's degree in psychology from Arizona State University.
Undergraduate Courses Taught
Graduate Courses Taught
Cacciatore, J. & Thieleman, K*. (in press). The use of psychiatric medications in treating acute traumatic
Articles in Refereed Journals bereavement: A case series. Journal of Loss and Trauma.
Carlson, B., Cacciatore, J., & Klimek, B. (in press). Unaccompanied refugee minors: A call to action for trauma intervention. Social Work.
Erlandsson, K., Warland, J., Cacciatore, J., & Radestad, I. (in press). Seeing and holding a stillborn baby: Mothers’ feelings in relation to how their baby was presented at birth. Midwifery
Cacciatore, J. & Flint, M. (2012). Mediating Grief: Postmortem ritualization after a child’s death. The Journal of Loss and Trauma, 17(2), 158-172.
Shreffler, K., Hill, T., Cacciatore, J. (2012). The impact of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and child death on marital dissolution. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 53(2), 91-107.
Cacciatore, J. & Ong, R.* (2012). Through the Touch of God: Traumatic bereavement and ritual in a Huttertite colony. Omega Journal of Death and Dying, 64(3), 185-202.
Cacciatore, J. & Flint, M. (2012). ATTEND: A Mindfulness-based bereavement care model. Death Studies, 36(1), 61-82.
Froen, F., Cacciatore, J., McClure, E., et al. (2011). Still births: Why they matter. The Lancet, 377(9774), 1353- 1366.
Cacciatore, J. & Raffo, Z. (2011). *The experiences of maternally bereaved lesbians. Social Work, 56(2), 169-177. Umphrey, L. & Cacciatore, J. (2011). The Ultimate Deprivation: A critical analysis of a bereaved parent
support group. Omega Journal of Death and Dying, 63(2), 141-160.
Cacciatore, J., Carlson, B., Smith, Sara, Michaelis, E. (2011). *Crisis intervention by social workers: An innovative role. Social Work, 56(1), 81-88.
Lietz, CA., Lacasse, JR., & Cacciatore, J. (2011). Social support and successful reunification: A qualitative study. Journal of Family Social Work, 14(1), 3-20.
Achievements and Pursuits
2012 Empathic Therapist of the Year Award, Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Living, and Education
2012 Women Who Move the Valley Award, Arizona Foothills Magazine