Voices of Bereavement: A Casebook for Grief Counselors (The by Joan Beder

By Joan Beder

Voices of Bereavement provides counselors with particular, occasionally strange bereavement events and their next treatment.

Joan Beder blends theoretical content material with feedback for intervention, aiding the reader get pleasure from how thought informs perform. moreover, a piece on counselor struggles makes a speciality of what emotions have been provoked within the counselor in the course of every one case and the way those emotions have been managed.

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Even on the last day in the hospital when Sid died, she remained hopeful. Again, the family gathered, hers and Sid’s, the funeral took place, and Laura blocked out most of it. ” The few friends that she still had, her mother, and even the people in the grocery store “who push ahead as though I am not standing there” were objects of her wrath. fm Page 29 Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:06 PM Bereavement After Multiple Losses 29 even slightly annoyed her, and she began to feel isolated and frightened by her own actions.

David died in April, and Sid died in November. Sid began to spiral downhill about 3 months after David’s death. He was losing weight and strength and was forced to leave his job. The doctor began to use words such as “hospice” and “care facility,” which was the signal that Sid was not going to improve. During the last months of Sid’s life, Laura was very involved in his care, and to the end she believed that he would get better. Even on the last day in the hospital when Sid died, she remained hopeful.

Fm Page 36 Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:06 PM 36 Voices of Bereavement: A Casebook for Grief Counselors patients were assessed as having morbid grief reactions and had been on a clinic waiting list for bereavement counseling. Each group had six sessions with a grief counselor over a 2-week period. After 2 weeks, the guided mourning group showed significantly greater improvement on three measures and a trend toward improvement on four measures on a grief measurement inventory. In contrast, the control group showed no significant improvement or trend on any measure.

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