Harold Ivan Smith is a member of the American Academy of Bereavement, teaches at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves on the board of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. He is also a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the National Hospice Association’s Council of Professionals.
He leads innovative storytelling groups for grievers and teaches continuing education courses for nurses, psychologists, social workers, and funeral directors. Smith is the coauthor of What Does That Mean? the first dictionary of grief for children. He is also the author of several other books on grief.