Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations

Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations

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ISBN-13: 9781442231757
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Cohen, PhD, is the founder and director of the New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.

K. Mark Sossin, PhD, is professor of psychology and the associate chair of the Department of Psychology at Pace University. He is also the director of the Pace Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery.

Richard Ruth, PhD, is associate professor of clinical psychology, director of clinical training, and chair of the child/adolescent track at the George Washington University PsyD program.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Nancy McWilliams

Part I: Overview
1: Loss of a Parent During Childhood and Adolescence: A Prismatic Look at the Literature
K. Mark Sossin, Yelena Bromberg, & Diana Haddad

Part II: Therapy in the Office with Children and Their Caregivers
2: “Do You Know Anyone Who is Dead?” A Four Year Old Boy Comes to Understand the Unexpected Loss of His Father in the Context of Culture
Luz Towns-Miranda
3. Walking in Their Shoes: Therapeutic Journeys with Young Girls who Lost Mothers
JoAnn Ponder
4: “My Daddy is a Star in the Sky”: Understanding and Treating Traumatic Grief in Early Childhood
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Alicia F. Lieberman, & Joy D. 'sofsky

Part III: Therapy in the Office with Adolescents
5: A Terrible Thing Happened on the Way to Becoming a Girl: Transgender Trauma, Parental Loss, and Recovery
Diane Ehrensaft
6: Mourning Childhood Loss in Adolescence: An Indirect Approach to Feelings
Daniel Gensler
7: Revisiting, Repairing and Restoring: The Developmental Journey of a Bereaved Adolescent
Norka T. Malberg

Part IV: Therapy in the Office with Emerging and Older Adults after Earlier Loss of a Parent
8: All You Need is Love: Primary Paternal Preoccupation
Seth Aronson
9. Death and a Daughter’s Diary
Billie Ann Pivnick
10. Mourning a Ghost: A Challenge for Holocaust Child Survivors
Eva Fogelman

Part V: Innovative Applications in Groups, Consultations and Court Assessments
11. When the Context Shifts: A Child Therapist Helping Children in Forensic Systems Who Have Lost a Parent
Richard Ruth
12. Maintaining Hope in the Face of Despair: The Transference-Countertransference Matrix in Treating Adolescents Coping with Traumatic Parental Losses
Etty Cohen
13. Take Me to the Moon and Wait: A Model for Accompanying Families with Young Children Through Parental Illness, Death and Mourning
Ariane Schwab Hug and Daniel S. Schechter
14. Father Quest and Linking Objects: A Story of the
American World War II Orphans Network (AWON)
and Palestinian Orphans
Vamik D. Volkan
15. Death of a Father on September 11, 2001:
Video-Informed Consultations
K. Mark Sossin, Phyllis Cohen, & Beatrice Beebe

About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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