Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner

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By (author) J. William Worden

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  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 25mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0826101208
  • ISBN 13: 9780826101204
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 62,883

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In this updated and revised fourth edition of his classic text, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature. Besides addressing a number of new topics, the book includes the best vignettes from the first three editions to bring bereavement issues to life for students and practitioners.

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"Worden... has again provided mental health professionals with a superb guide describing specific principles and procedures that may be helpful in working with bereaved clients undergoing normal or abnormal grief reactions... an extremely practical book and an invaluable resource." --Contemporary Psychology "This book is the 'Bible' for those involved in the field of bereavement work...It is a straightforward, tightly focused, practical, soundly reasoned, compact working text." --William M. Lamers, Jr., MD., The Lamers Medical Group "If you had one book dealing with grief counseling available to you, this is the one you should select." --Caregiver Quarterly"

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"Designated a Doody's Core Title! ""In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant....ALL of us, personally and professionally, are indebted to J. William Worden. From his work we may be just a bit wiser, a bit healthier, a bit more competent, and a lot more in touch with meaning (our own and those of others) for the sake of all who mourn."" --Illness, Crisis, & Loss Recipient of The International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement Herman Feifel Award. Dr. Worden presents the highly anticipated fourth edition to Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, the gold standard of grief therapy handbooks. The previous editions, translated into 12 languages, received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counseling. In this updated and revised fourth edition, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature. Key Features: The task model has been modified to account for new thinking and research findings in the field, including meaning making, resilience, and continuing bonds A new chapter on the Mediators of Mourning helps clinicians to understand what accounts for individual differences in adapting to the death of a loved one Looks at recent controversies in the field including the best way to understand complicated bereavement and the efficacy of grief counseling and therapy Presents the vital distinction between grief and trauma, and highlights different intervention approaches for each Comprehensive and highly organized, this text is useful to therapists just beginning to work in the field as well as seasoned practitioners. "