Mal McKissock is one of Australia’s best known and respected bereavement counsellors and educators. A Certified Grief Therapist and Death Educator with the Association of Death Education and Counselling (USA), he is a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He began his career in the health field in 1965 and in 1975 was appointed as the first full time bereavement counsellor with the NSW Department of Health.
Dianne McKissock is a sociologist and well known Sydney psychotherapist who began her counselling career in 1969 as a relationship counsellor. Since that time she has maintained a private counselling practice, worked in a variety of educational, counselling and administrative roles in Drug & Alcohol Services (Dept. of Health, NSW) and as a consultant to a variety of Government and private organisations in planning and implementing educational and training programs. For the past twenty years Dianne’s special interest in counselling and education has been in the field of loss and grief, with current emphasis on the needs of bereaved children.