The Grief Assessment and Intervention Workbook: A Strengths Perspective

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Cengage Learning, Mar 31, 2008 - Social Science - 272 pages
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THE GRIEF ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION WORKBOOK: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE is an exceptional new workbook that provides focused, practical guidance to help students function effectively in their roles as helpers when dealing with the dying or death of clients or clients' loved ones. Designed for use in social work and counseling courses on grief and loss, grief counseling, and bereavement therapy courses, the text can also serve as a valuable supplemental resource for practice or field courses across multiple disciplines. Using a strengths-perspective approach, the authors explore various theories of grief and delineate several intervention approaches, including developmental and cultural factors that impact the severity of grief reactions. The text also provides several grief assessment instruments used by practitioners, in-depth case scenarios to illustrate key concepts, and hands-on exercises for applying grief assessment and intervention techniques.
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Contents

Understanding Grief and LossAn Introduction
1
Grief Interviewing and Assessment Grief Interviewing Using the StrengthsBased Framework
22
Expected Grief Experience in Adults
49
Complex Grief in Adults
84
Grief Reactions in Children and Adolescents
114
Grief Reactions in the Older Adult Population
157
Grief Reactions and Special Considerations
183
Practice Implications for the Professional
217
Student Activities
237
Recommended Reading List for Students
245
References
247
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