The loss that is forever: the lifelong impact of the early death of a mother or father

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Plume, Sep 1, 1996 - Psychology - 342 pages
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Who one becomes, how one loves, how one parents, and what one believes about the world are all shaped by the experience of a parent's early death. For anyone who has survived the early loss of a parent--as well as for those with a spouse, friend, or lover who has lost a parent in childhood--this moving and powerful book is an important guide to discovery and understanding. Written by a clinical psychologist who has penned three other books.

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Review: The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father

User Review  - Tre - Goodreads

This book offers great validation and insight into the "personal mythologies" those of us who have lost a parent, particularly during childhood create. I felt like I was reading a biography someone ... Read full review

Review: The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father

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Maxine Harris' book The Loss That is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father. This is another psychology book that is more than a "self help" book. Through case studies ... Read full review

Contents

The Language of Loss
3
The Event That Shatters Childhood
20
The Surviving Parent
49
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About the author (1996)

A clinical psychologist and associate at Dartmouth College's Psychiatric Research Center, Maxine Harris is best-known for her groundbreaking book The Loss That is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father. Based on interviews with scores of people, and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, Harris provides readers with a basis for understanding the impact the early loss of a parent has on adult development. Some of Harris's other works include Women in the Asylum, a collection of first-person accounts by women who were in insane asylums; Sexual Abuse in the Lives of Women Diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness, which includes sections on assessment, treatment and policy; and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment, a clinical guide for working with women in groups. Besides writing books, Harris was also on the editorial board of the journal Violence Against Women. Published monthly by SAGE Publications, the journal is available on the Internet as well as through the mail. As co-director for Community Connections Mental Health Agency in Washington, D.C., Harris worked with homeless clients.

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