About us

Sponsored by the Center for Counseling and Student Development in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences and Wellspring, in partnership with Delaware Hospice

Special thanks to Wellspring for providing a complimentary, on-campus, confidential space for these supportive discussions to take place.

Cynthia Diefenbeck, PsyD, APRN
Cynthia is dually prepared as a clinical psychologist and advanced practice nurse. She is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware.

Allison R. Krauss, LCSW
Allison is a breavement and Camp New Hope counselor with Delaware Hospice where she provides comprehensive bereavement services to children and adults. She has been working with grief and trauma issues in a variety of settings for 10 years, including most recently in private practice. She has provided presentations in the community on grief and loss, trauma in children and teens and self care for those who are grieving. Allison is a member of Twinless Twins International, American Academy of Bereavement and is licensed as a social worker in the state of Delaware. She was awarded a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 1996 and a Master's of Social Work from Widner University in 2000.

Madeline E. Lambrecht, EdD, RN, FT
Madeline is a professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware. She currently serves as President of the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition and is a past president of the International Association for Death Education and Counseling. She holds certification from that organization as a Fellow in Thanatology. Madeline has been an educator, counselor and consultant on loss-related issues for over 30 years. As a professor in the School of Nursing, she teaches an online Death Education course to practicing healthcare professionals. Madeline maintained a part-time private practice working with terminally ill individuals and bereaved individuals for 15 years. Her publications include bereavement counseling software that have received national and international awards.

Nancy Nutt Chase, EdM
Nancy is the Program Director of the Wellspring Student Wellness Program at the University of Delaware, and adjunct program of the University’s Center for Counseling and Student Development. She has been a University of Delaware employee for 10 years. She also attended the University of Delaware for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She acquired a Bachelor of Art in 1988 in Biological Sciences with a minor in Women’s Studies, and her Master of Education in 1996 in College Counseling and Student Personnel Administration. Her interest in grief work results from both her graduate studies and also her desire to help college students maintain healthy lifestyles.