Treatment of Complicated Mourning

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Research Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 322 pages
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This is the first book to focus specifically on complicated mourning, often referred to as pathological, unresolved, or abnormal grief. It provides caregivers with practical therapeutic strategies and specific interventions that are necessary when traditional grief counseling is insufficient.

The author provides critically important information on the prediction, identification, assessment, classification, and treatment of complicated mourning.

Content Highlights
-- Extensive review of the literature from classic theoretical works to the newest empirical research
-- New approaches to assessment, including a new clinical tool, the Grief and Mourning Status Interview and Inventory (GAMSII)
-- Issues and therapeutic implications associated with the death of a child, AIDS-related death, suicide, homicide, sudden and unexpected death, and multiple death
-- Interventions for major problem areas such as guilt, ambivalence, and anger
-- Case examples drawn from the literature and from Dr. Rando's clinical experience
-- Information on the duration and course of mourning -- a critical issue that is often misunderstood
-- Discussion of unique caregiver issues in working with complicated mourning -- potential problems, mistakes, and dilemmas

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