Disenfranchised Grief New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice

ISBN-10: 0878224270
ISBN-13: 9780878224272
Edition: 2002
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Description: This book focuses on the kind of grief that is not openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned. It addresses the unique psychological, biological, and sociological issues involved in disenfranchised grief. The contributing authors  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Research Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This book focuses on the kind of grief that is not openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned. It addresses the unique psychological, biological, and sociological issues involved in disenfranchised grief. The contributing authors explore the concept of disenfranchised grief, help define and explain this type of grief, and offer clinical interventions to help grievers express their hidden sorrow.

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work and a registered play therapy supervisor, is a leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement. Dr. Webb was Professor at the Fordham University School of Social Service from 1979 until 2008, where she held the endowed James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies, was named University Distinguished Professor of Social Work, and founded Fordhamrsquo;s Post-Masterrsquo;s Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy. Author or editor of numerous books, Dr. Webb is a consulting editor for theJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. She is a past board member of the New York Association for Play Therapy and is on the editorial advisory board for the journalTrauma and Loss: Research Interventions. Dr. Webb is an active supervisor, consultant, and trainer, and presents frequently at play therapy, social work, trauma, and bereavement conferences in the United States and internationally.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Theoretical Overview
Introduction
A Closer Look at Doka's Grieving Rules
Revisiting the Concept of Disenfranchised Grief
The Psychology of Disenfranchised Grief: Liberation, Shame, and Self-Disenfranchisement
Empirical Assessment of Disenfranchised Grief: 1989-2000
Clinical Interventions: Tools and Techniques
Disenfranchisement as Empathic Failure: Grief Therapy and the Co-Construction of Meaning
A Pastoral Counselor Looks at Silence as a Factor in Disenfranchised Grief
The Role of Support Groups in Disenfranchised Grief
The Role of Ritual in the Treatment of Disenfranchised Grief
Illustrations of Practice
A Later Loss: The Grief of Ex-Spouses
Grief and the Workplace: Positive Approaches
Disenfranchised Grief in Caregivers
Nursing Home Staff Reactions to Resident Deaths
Psychosocial Loss and Grief
Disenfranchising the Brokenhearted
Disenfranchised Grief and the Loss of an Animal Companion
Unrecognized Losses in Child Adoption
Youth and Disenfranchised Grief
The Disenfranchised Grief of Children
Disenfranchised Grief and Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
How We Die: Stigmatized Death and Disenfranchised Grief
How We Grieve: Culture, Class, and Gender
Disenfranchised Grief: Education and Policy
Disenfranchised Grief and the Politics of Helping: Social Policy and Its Clinical Implications
Incorporating Disenfranchised Grief in the Death Education Classroom
Balancing the Costs of Enfranchising the Disenfranchised Griever
Epilogue
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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