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Erica Sirrine, PhD, LCSW

Director of Social Work

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Erica H. Sirrine, PhD, LCSW, serves as director of Social Work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Her research focuses on loss and bereavement, and she has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She has extensive experience providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing illness and loss. Sirrine frequently presents workshops on grief and loss counseling to mental health practitioners throughout the United States.



Posts by Erica Sirrine, PhD, LCSW

Father helps small child put on winter coat and hat

Navigating the Holidays with a Sick Child

by Erica Sirrine, PhD, LCSW November 14, 2023

Taking care of a seriously ill child can add tension to an already stressful time of year. Erica Sirrine, PhD, shares tips for families to reduce the holiday stress.

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Social worker helps girl in wheelchair.

Social Workers Journey Alongside Patients and Families

by Erica Sirrine, PhD, LCSW March 25, 2022

A child’s illness affects the entire family. Pediatric medical social workers help patients and families adjust to an illness and treatment plan.

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