Worden ... has again provided mental health professionals with a superb guide describing specific principles and procedures that may be helpful in working with bereaved clients undergoing normal or abnormal grief reactions ... an extremely practical book and an invaluable resource.
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!
"In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant....ALL of us, personally and professionally, are indebted to J. William Worden. From his work we may be just a bit wiser, a bit healthier, a bit more competent, and a lot more in touch with meaning (our own and those of others) for the sake of all who mourn." --Illness, Crisis, & Loss
"Every helping professional will profit from Worden's treatment of uncomplicated and complicated mourning. Especially hopefully is his material on the many types of loss...I highly recommend Worden's book."--Ministry
Recipient of The International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement Herman Feifel Award.
Dr. Worden presents the highly anticipated fourth edition to Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, the gold standard of grief therapy handbooks. The previous editions, translated into 12 languages, received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counseling. In this updated and revised fourth edition, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature.
- The task model has been modified to account for new thinking and research findings in the field, including meaning making, resilience, and continuing bonds
- A new chapter on the Mediators of Mourning helps clinicians to understand what accounts for individual differences in adapting to the death of a loved one
- Looks at recent controversies in the field including the best way to understand complicated bereavement and the efficacy of grief counseling and therapy
- Presents the vital distinction between grief and trauma, and highlights different intervention approaches for each
Comprehensive and highly organized, this text is useful to therapists just beginning to work in the field as well as seasoned practitioners.
If you had one book dealing with grief counseling available to you, this is the one you should select.
The process of grief counseling is outlined in this book describing what people experience following a loss, how to help people through their grief, how to tell the difference between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and how to treat complicated grief. Current developments in the field since 1991 are incorporated in this third edition, which adds seven "mediators of mourning" to the previous framework of four "tasks of mourning." There is new information on special types of losses such as sudden death, abortion, and suicide. Worden is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology. He has lectured and written on topics related to terminal illness and bereavement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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