Cori Bussolari, Psy.D. is an Associate Professor and current Chair in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of San Francisco where she has worked for the past 16 years. Her background and training is in school/educational psychology, pediatric psychology, as well as family therapy. Dr. Bussolari teaches in a clinically focused program for students who are earning their graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. She has published in numerous journals and books and also presented at conferences on the topics of positive coping, particularly in the areas of pet loss and life transitions. She has also provided workshops to hospitals veterinary clinics regarding burnout and compassion fatigue. She is a licensed psychologist in private practice and has facilitated the San Francisco SPCA Pet Loss Support Group for several years. As an avid animal lover, Dr. Bussolari has always been interested in the relationships between people and their companion animals, and currently serves as the Secretary of the Human-Animal Interaction Section of Division 17. Her particular research interest is in the area of pet bereavement and human/animal relationships.