Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss

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Hazelden Publishing, Mar 3, 2005 - Self-Help - 181 pages
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Lost Fathers is a healing, authoritative guide for adult women who, during adolescence, lost their fathers to death, divorce, or addiction. With gentle expertise, Laraine Herring addresses how adult behaviors and relationships can be shaped when one loses her father at such a pivotal developmental stage--particularly relevant are issues related to commitment, trust, intimacy, self-confidence, and independence. Features guided writing exercises.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Grief Counseling
1
CHAPTERTWO What Is Adolescence?
15
Accident Sudden Death Homicide and Suicide
37
Abandonment Incarceration and Addiction
65
Notes
167
Index
175
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Laraine Herring is an author, playwright, editor, teacher, and certified grief-recovery specialist. She holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in counseling psychology, and she has developed workshops that use writing as a tool for healing through grief and loss. She currently teaches creative writing at Phoenix Community College. Ms. Herring's father died when she was a teenager after a long illness

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