Pamela Gabbay

Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT

Author & Thanatologist

Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT is a nationally recognized author, trainer, and consultant who has served the bereavement field in many capacities during her 25-year career. Dr. Gabbay is part of the training corps of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and travels throughout the country conducting trainings on their behalf. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Formerly, she was the Director of Operations and Training for The Compassionate Friends. In California, she was the Director of The Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children and Camp Erin, Palm Springs. Dr. Gabbay is the co-author, along with Andy McNiel, of Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals. She is on the executive committee of ADEC’s Credentialing Council and served as the President of the Southern California Chapter of ADEC. She was also an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Brandman University. Dr. Gabbay holds a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and earned a Master of Arts degree in Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She earned her Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.