Working with Loss and Grief: A Theoretical and Practical Approach


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Published UK, 2013 (2nd edition)
This book provides a new model which makes clear connectons between theory and practice. The Range of Response to Loss Model provides a theoretical 'compass' for recognizing the wide variability in reaction to loss and the Adult Attitude to Grief Scale is a tool for 'mapping' individual grief and its change over time, providing an individual grief profile. Together these offer a framework for practitioners to:

Listen to 'stories' of grief told by clients/patients
Identify common patterns in grief
Recognize individual difference in grief response
Assess the need for therapeutic intervention or support
Prompt therapeutic dialogue
Guide therapeutic focus
Appraise client's/patient's progress
Evaluate outcome

This book is a valuable resource not only for practitioners and trainees in counselling and social work, but also for psychologists, doctors, nurses and for researchers studying loss and grief. The new edition has been updated with new research, new chapters and new case studies.

Dr.Linda Machin is Honorary Research Fellow of Keele University. She established a counselling service for the bereaved in the UK.
Paperback. 192 pages

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