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Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling - Darcy L. Harris

Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling

Paperback Published: 10th August 2015
ISBN: 9780826171832
Number Of Pages: 272

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This core, introductory textbook for undergraduate and graduate level courses is the first volume to combine the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current theory and research in grief and bereavement. It is grounded in the belief that grief counseling is distinct from other therapeutic issues because grief is an adaptive response rather than a form of pathology. The book describes the unique aspects of grief as a normal response to loss, and views the goal of counseling bereaved individuals as one of facilitating the unfolding of the healthy and adaptive aspects of the process as it manifests itself within each client. Grief is considered a response to losses that are both death- and non-death-related; and psychological, physical, social, economical and practical experiences of grief are addressed.

The text introduces various theories of bereavement and examines different therapeutic modalities that can be used in the context of grief and loss. Specific counseling practices that facilitate successful interventions are discussed, particularly that of presence, considered by the authors to be the primary therapeutic stance when working with bereaved individuals. The text also addresses grief counseling with special populations, ethical issues, and self-care concerns for counselors. Case studies, discussion and reflection questions, and suggested additional resources are included in each chapter.

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This is a thoughtful book about grief counseling and support. It is clear and accessible and useful for professionals who are just at the beginning of their career, or seasoned counselors who wish to reflect and extend their own learnings. In general, the book weaves theory and practical implications in a way that is accessible and practical. There is an excellent glossary at the end of each chapter that serves as a summary of terms. In summary, the book encompasses both solid scholarship combined with wise counsel that is the domain of excellent counseling. This book draws attention to the privilege of this work and the strength and resilience of the human spirit. This book would be a fine addition to any library.--Dr. Annie Cantwell-Bartl

ISBN: 9780826171832
ISBN-10: 0826171834
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th August 2015
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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