Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society Bridging Research and Practice

ISBN-10: 0415884810
ISBN-13: 9780415884815
Edition: 2011
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hinton House Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Societyis an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field, including the implementation of specific models in clinical practice, family therapy for bereavement, complicated grief, spirituality, and more. The volume#xE2;#xAC;"s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D., is a professor in the Psychotherapy Research Area of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. He has published 23 books, including Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss and Constructivist Psychotherapy: Distinctive Features, is the editor of Death Studies and the Journal of Constructivist Psychology , and has served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.Darcy L. Harris is Professor and Coordinator of Thanatology at King�s University College, in London, Ontario, Canada. She is the editor of Counting Our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life (Routledge, 2010).Howard R. Winokuer is the founder of the Winokuer Center for Counseling and Healing in Charlotte, NC.Gordon F. Thornton is professor emeritus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a coeditor of the Handbook of Thanatology (Routledge/ADEC, 2007), and has served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

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Introduction: The Historical Landscape of Loss: Development of Bereavement Studies
Current Conceptualizations of The Grief Response
Meaning Reconstruction in Bereavement: From Principles to Practice
Attachment and Coping with Bereavement: Implications for Therapeutic Interventions with the Insecurely Attached
The Changing Bond in Therapy for Unresolved Loss: An Attachment Theory Perspective
The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: The Double Helix of Research and Clinical Practice
A Task-Based Approach for Counseling the Bereaved
The Influence of Gender and Socialization on Grieving Styles
Contexts of Grieving
Spousal Bereavement in Later Life
Parenting Challenges After the Death of a Child
Bereavement in Children and Adults Following the Death of a Sibling
Bridging the Gap: Translating a Research-Based Program into an Agency-Based Service for Bereaved Children and Families
Challenges in Bereavement
Treating Complicated Grief: Converging Approaches
Grief in the Midst of Ambiguity and Uncertainty: An Exploration of Ambiguous Loss and Chronic Sorrow
Restorative Retelling: Revising the Narrative of Violent Death
Bereavement and Disasters: Research and Clinical Intervention
Grief After Terrorism: Toward a Family-Focused Intervention
Is Suicide Bereavement Different? Perspectives From Research and Practice
Giving Voice to Nonfinite Loss and Grief in Bereavement
Specific Populations
Grief in GLBT Populations: Focus on Gay and Lesbian Youth
Traumatic Death in the United States Military: Initiating the Dialogue on War-Related Loss
Pet Loss: The Interface of Continuing Bonds Research and Practice
Specialized Therapeutic Modalitie
Family Therapy for the Bereaved
Grief and Expressive Arts Therapy
Bereavement Rituals and the Creation of Legacy
Bereavement Services Provided under the Hospice Model of Care
Grief in A Global Perspective
Culture and Ethnicity in Experiencing, Policing, and Handling Grief
Religion and Spirituality in Adjusting to Bereavement: Grief as Burden, Grief as Gift
Technology and Grief Support in the Twenty-First Century: A Multimedia Platform
"The Remedy Is Not Working": Seeking Socially Just and Culturally Conscientious Practices in Bereavement
Grief Dimensions Associated with Hastened Death: Clinical and Ethical Implications
Building Bridges in Bereavement Research and Practice: Some Concluding Reflections
Author Index
Subject Index

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