"The book provides an absorbing and challenging journey through the possible process involved in bereavement work, and encourages one to think broadly about how one can approach a bereaved person... this was a book I enjoyed reading very much, and which I found both theoretically sound and practically helpful." - Bereavement Care (Cruse)-
In Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition Geraldine Humphrey and David Zimpfer take readers step-by-step through the skills needed to facilitate the process of grief, initiate healing, and promote a sense of growth.
Providing a firm theoretical base, the authors discuss the concepts and categories of attachment, loss, and grief. Carefully chosen case examples are included throughout and specific attention is paid to ethics and to the possible need for referral.
This Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes:
- Updated strategies for professionals working with children and adolescents, including those who are grieving, and those who are receiving palliative care as patients
- Additional theories and concepts that encourage the professional to approach working with the bereaved from sound conceptual bases and positive attitudes that foster growth and empowerment
- A more positive approach that does not deny the necessity of the experience of pain of grief
Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition provides practical assessment and intervention strategies for counseling, mental health, medical and educational professionals and trainees.
New to the 2nd edition:
- Includes a new chapter on working with children and adolescents
- Updates on new assessment strategies and grief resolution
- Introduces recent contributions in family grief
- Includes discussions on palliative care.