Dr Jill A Harrington

Dr. Jill A. Harrington, DSW, LCSW is an Adjunct Professor for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC, and a part-time lecturer for Rutgers University School of Social Work. She also maintains an active clinical counselling practice.

She earned her Doctorate in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, and is one of the first published authors on the subject of bereavement in U.S. military families.

A practicing social worker for over twenty years, Dr. Harrington specialises on the intersection of trauma, loss, and bereavement.

Dr. Harrington is a former Senior Director of Field Research for Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), Bethesda, Maryland, and has been a consultant to Columbia University Centre for Complicated Grief.

Dr. Harrington is active on many national and international committees and working groups, addressing bereavement, clinical practice, grief awareness and education.  She is a member of The National Association of Social Workers and The American Association of Suicidology.

She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is the creator and lead editor of the creative textbook, Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss (Routledge 2021).


The Superhero’s Guide to Grief