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The Handbook of Grief Therapies

The Handbook of Grief Therapies

December 2022 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A comprehensive and up-to-date handbook that surveys the field of grief therapy. With contributions from leading international scholars and practitioners, it covers: 

Foundational matters such as clinical presentations in bereavement, the conceptualization of grief therapy and its evidence base;  distinctive approaches to grief therapy including existential therapy, art therapy, CBT and narrative, psychodynamic and meaning-based approaches; specific circumstances of death such as violent death and suicide, and particular populations such as bereaved parents and grieving children; professional issues such as training in grief therapy and therapist self-care.

The handbook is designed with students and practitioners in mind, with vivid case studies that bring theory and practice to life, key-point summaries at the end of each chapter and recommendations for further reading on each topic.

Grief Therapies for our Times: A Pluralistic Proposition
Varieties and Complexities of Grieving
The Effectiveness of Grief Therapy: A Meta-analytic Perspective
Contemporary Grief Therapy Approaches
A Narrative Approach to Supporting Life After Loss: A Kaleidoscope of Never-Ending Colours
Grief Therapy as a Quest for Meaning
Existential Therapy for Grief
Working with the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (TTMB)
Attachment Informed Grief Therapy
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Grief Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Grief
Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning
Mindfulness for Grief
Compassion-Focused Grief Therapy
Art-Assisted Grief Therapy
Tailoring Grief Therapy for Diverse Presentations and Populations
Fostering Resilience in the Acute Stages of Grief
Working with the Relationship: Continuing Bonds, Unfulfilled Wishes and Unresolved Conflict
Bereavement: A Sociological Perspective
The Weight of Black Grief
Pandemic Loss and Grief: The Case of Covid-19
The Role of Exposure in Processing Violent Circumstances of Loss
Navigating the Complications of Suicide Loss
Grief Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Working with Parents after the Death of a Child
Working with Grieving Couples: Using the Dual Process Model as a Framework for Clinical Practice
Working with Grieving Families
Professional Issues for Grief Therapists
Measuring the Process and Outcome of Grief Therapies
Training, Supervision and Continued Professional Development for Grief Therapists
Compassionate Reflection and Self-Care for Grief Therapists

A great book offering overviews for each approach to counselling for working with grief.

Mrs Louise Allen
Counselling Department, Riverside College Halton
July 11, 2023

It is really good to get up to date/post covid information on Grief Therapies. Other members of the counselling faculty were very pleased to see this book

Professor Ruth Malaney
LRC, Guildford College
February 13, 2023

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