Chronic Sorrow: A Living Loss / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Grief and loss are burgeoning concerns for professional disciplines such as nursing, social work, family therapy, psychology, psychiatry, law, religion and medicine. Although understanding has increased in virtually all other areas of grief and loss, chronic sorrow has received scant attention. Chronic sorrow is a natural grief reaction to losses that are not final, but continue to be present in the life of the griever. This book views chronic sorrow in a life-span perspective, and reveals the effect on the griever and the people close to them.
This book fills a void in the literature; and attempts to develop a comprehensive analysis of chronic sorrow that will secure its position within the field of grief and loss.
About the Author
Susan Roos, PhD, is a psychotherapist who maintains a private practice with an emphasis on grief and loss. She is a past president of the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and currently serves on the arts committee. She is also a consultant to Trauma Support Services of North Texas and a Fellow in Thanatology of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
Table of ContentsPreface
I. Introduction: An Historical Overview
II. What is Chronic Sorrow?
III. Interpreting the Loss
IV. Living with Chronic Sorrow
V. Families, Loss, and Chronic Sorrow
VII. Complicating Factors
VIII. Professional Support and Treatment
IX. Implications and Directions for Research