Dr. Dale G. Larson

Dr. Dale G. Larson

Dale G. Larson, PhD is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, where he directs the graduate Health Psychology Program. A national leader in end-of-life research, theory, and training, he co-directed a national mental health skills training program for hospice workers and was Senior Editor and a contributing author for Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America, a national newspaper series which reached seven million Americans. Dale Larson is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, a clinician, and publishes widely on grief and grief counseling, end-of-life issues, self-concealment, professional stress and stress management, and counselling skills. In 2016 Dr. Larson was honored with the Death Educator Award by the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

For information about workshop or conference presentations, please contact:

Dale Larson, PhD
Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
124 Guadalupe Hall
Santa Clara, California 95053-0201
Office: 408.554.4320
Cell: 408.806.4743
Fellow, American Psychological Association

Books by Author

The Helper's Journey: Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring (cover)
Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) for 2020 has awarded 3rd Place to The Helper’s Journey, Second Edition in the category of Palliative Care and Hospice. This prestigious book award is given annually.

The new edition of The Helper’s Journey builds on themes of altruism and purpose in life presented in Larson’s bestselling first edition. Drawing from the field of positive psychology, it explores the brighter side of human nature and helping.