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

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Springer Publishing Company, 1991 - Bereavement - 183 pages
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Worden details the mechanisms of normal grief and the procedures for helping clients accomplish the tasks of mourning. He goes on to explain how unresolved grief can lead to problems requiring psychotherapy, and how the therapist can diagnose and treat problems related to exaggerated, chronic, masked, and delayed grief reactions. Annotation copyr

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I purchased this book for a Grief Counseling course and found it very informative and educational. Worden describes grief and bereavement related topics in terms the average student can comprehend ... Read full review


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J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at the Harvard Medical School and at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in California. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Child Bereavement Study, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Recipient of 5 major NIH grants, his research and clinical work over 40 years has centered on issues of life-threatening illness and life-threatening behavior.

His professional interests led him to become a founding member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (IWG). A pioneer in the hospice movement in the United States, Dr. Worden was on the advisory board for the first hospice in the US in Branford, CT as well as the Hospice of Pasadena, CA. His book "Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner", now in its fourth edition, has been translated into 12 foreign languages and is widely used around the world as the standard reference on the subject. Dr. Worden's clinical practice is in Laguna Niguel, California.

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