Bereavement and Support: Healing in a Group Environment / Edition 1

Bereavement and Support: Healing in a Group Environment / Edition 1

by Marylou Hughes, Mary Lou Hughes
     
 

In the early 1970s bereavement support groups were almost unknown. However, the obvious benefits of the group process for recovery - the mutual support and understanding that helps mourners to a better outlook - has created a demand for people who can organise and facilitate these groups.

Addressing the basis and need for support groups for the bereaved, this

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Overview

In the early 1970s bereavement support groups were almost unknown. However, the obvious benefits of the group process for recovery - the mutual support and understanding that helps mourners to a better outlook - has created a demand for people who can organise and facilitate these groups.

Addressing the basis and need for support groups for the bereaved, this book presents a theoretical overview, examines benefits and variety of support groups structured and unstructural, special populations and specifics for initiating, organising and running them, such as publicity. It differs from other treatments in that theory and practice are moulded into a how-to approach, with all procedures presented equally for the widest range of choices. Also included is a comprehensive book bibliography for adults, children, children's helpers and parents.

This text is intended to be of use as a resource for professionals in the field of thanatology, including psychologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, therapists, group counsellors, hospice workers, educators, funeral home directors, home health employees, hospital staff and volunteer organisations that work with survivors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560323709
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1A Theoretical Overview1
Ch. 2The Why and Wherefore of Bereavement Support Groups15
Ch. 3Getting Them to Come39
Ch. 4Setting Up a Bereavement Support Group57
Ch. 5Structured Bereavement Support Groups79
Ch. 6Unstructured Bereavement Support Groups127
Ch. 7Groups for Special Populations139
Ch. 8Group Participation Troubleshooting167
Ch. 9After All Is Said and Done179
Book Bibliographies for Support Group Participants185
References191
Index201

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