Psychotherapy for individuals and couples


Journal Articles

  • Saldinger, A., Porterfield, K., Bishop, S. & Cain, A. C.  (Manuscript in preparation)
    Help-seeking behaviors in families anticipating parental death.
  • Saldinger, A., Cain, A. C. & Porterfield, K. (2005)
    Traumatic stress in children and adolescents anticipating parental death. Prevention Researcher 12(4)17-20.
  • Saldinger, A. & Cain, A. C. (2005)
    Deromanticizing anticipated death: Denial, disbelief and disconnection in bereaved spouses.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 22(3):69-92.
  • Saldinger, A., Porterfield, K. & Cain, A. C. (2004)
    Meeting the needs of parentally bereaved children: A framework for child-centered parenting.  Psychiatry 67(4):331-352.
  • Saldinger, A., Cain, A. C., Porterfield, K. & Lohnes, K.  (2004)
    Facilitating attachment between school-aged children and a dying parent. Death Studies 28(915-940).
  • Saldinger, A., Cain, A. C. & Porterfield, K. (2003)
    Managing traumatic stress in children anticipating parental death. Psychiatry 66(2):168-181.
  • Porterfield, K., Cain, A. C. & Saldinger, A. (2003)
    The impact of early loss history on parenting of bereaved children: A qualitative study Omega 47(3):203-220.
  • Saldinger, A. Cain, A. C.  Kalter, N. & Lohnes K. (1999)
    Anticipating parental death in families with young children.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 69(1):39-48.


Conference Papers, Lectures and Community Outreach

  • Training couples counselors in Estonia and Russia.
    I currently travel to Tallinn, Estonia and St. Petersburg, Russia to help train therapists in Imago relationships couples’ counseling.
  • Saldinger, A.
    “Managing traumatic stress in children exposed to a dying parent”.  Paper delivered at University of Michigan Health Systems, Department of Social Work, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 15, 2008.
  • Saldinger, A.
    Panelist, Hospice Foundation of America Living with Grief Teleconference, Ann Arbor, Michigan. April 16, 2008.
  • Saldinger, A.
    “Deromanticizing anticipatory grief.”  Paper presented at the conference, For the Sake of a Child at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  (2001)
  • Saldinger, A. & Porterfield, K.
    “Child-centered parenting of the parentally-bereaved child.”  Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Washington, D.C.  (1998)