Dr. John D. Canine, Ed.D., Ph.D., author, professional speaker and leading expert on grief, has over 23 years of experience as a consultant and grief counselor. As president of Maximum Living Consultants, Inc., headquartered in Clarkston, Michigan, Dr. Canine oversees bereavement aftercare services in ten states.

Dr. Canine has worked as an adjunct professor and an associate member of the graduate faculty at Wayne State University in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of Mortuary Science. Dr. Canine has published numerous articles and books on topics related to grief. He has served as the staff counselor for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions professional sports teams. Today, as a contributor to Our AfterCare, his body of work, including grief videos, books, and articles are available exclusively through www.OurAfterCare.com.

Dr. John Canine has life experiences as a minister, psychotherapist, educator and public speaker. He is a former member of the American Philosophical Association and has 2 Masters Degrees and 2 Doctoral Degrees, however, as he states, “I am still learning.” His greatest reward is “becoming a companion in an individuals grief and assisting them through grief education.”

Author of:

The Challenge of Living
1983, Ball Publishers
El Reto de Vivir, Spanish Translation Now Available!

The Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying
1996, by McGraw-Hill (Appleton-Lange Division)

What Am I Going To Do With Myself When I Die?
1999 by McGraw-Hill (Appleton-Lange Division)

Other Accomplishments:

Former All-American Basketball player (1970) Ohio University

1991 Inducted into the Ohio University Hall of Fame

Frequent Speaker at National Funeral Directors Association Annual Conference