Cognitive Grief Therapy: Constructing a Rational Meaning to Life Following Loss / Edition 1

Cognitive Grief Therapy: Constructing a Rational Meaning to Life Following Loss / Edition 1

by Ruth Malkinson
ISBN-10:
0393704394
ISBN-13:
9780393704396
Pub. Date:
05/17/2007
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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Overview

Cognitive Grief Therapy: Constructing a Rational Meaning to Life Following Loss / Edition 1

A therapeutic model for maintaining bonds while moving into the future.In successful grief therapy, a healthy psyche copes with the stress of loss by maintaining high functioning in day-to-day life while constructing a positive inner relationship with the deceased. Ruth Malkinson shows professionals how to achieve these aims in the context of brief cognitive therapy with individuals, couples, and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393704396
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/17/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ruth Malkinson, Ph.D., is a lecturer in social work at Tel Aviv University. She lives in Israel.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
The Theoretical Foundations of Cognitive Grief Therapy
The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: A Balanced Model   Simon S. Rubin, Ph.D.     23
Grief and Bereavement: Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy     44
The Cognitive Model of Bereavement     63
Albert Ellis and the Model of REBT: The ABC Model of Psychotherapy     80
The Practice of Cognitive Grief Therapy
Assessment and Interventions     101
Constructing a New Meaning to Life: A Case Study     125
Complications in the Normal Course of Bereavement     143
Cognitive Intervention with Complicated Grief: "As if" Strategy and Letter Writing   Eliezer Witztum, M.D.     154
Cognitive Grief Therapy with Couples: Parental Grief over the Loss of a Child     176
Cognitive Grief Therapy with Families     189
Difficulties and Challenges for Therapists
Cognitive Models for Therapists Working with Grief: When Helpers Think "Irrationally"     213
References     225
Index     241

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