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Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy
A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, Fourth Edition
by J. William Worden

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.

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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.

    Key Features:
  • 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.

"There are many yardsticks by which we find a person to be a giant. In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant....His four volumes span some 20 years. Each volume keeps the solid essentials that never really change, but get some buffing and polishing....Worden demands that we stay current and will not tolerate anything that hints of second best. The foundations stay, but the substance continues to evolve. So, with volume four we have a handy, well-stated review....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."
Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT, (D)AAETS Faculty, Mercy College, New York Faculty, Benedictine University of Illinois
"For any hospice or therapist working with the bereaved, Grief counseling and grief therapy is an essential part of your library. Once again Worden has demonstrated the important distinction between counseling and therapy for the bereaved."
--Stephen R. Connor, PhD, Vice President for Research and International Development, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at the Harvard Medical School and at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in California. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Child Bereavement Study, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Recipient of 5 major NIH grants, his research and clinical work over 40 years has centered on issues of life-threatening illness and life-threatening behavior.

His professional interests led him to become a founding member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (IWG). A pioneer in the hospice movement in the United States, Dr. Worden was on the advisory board for the first hospice in the US in Branford, CT as well as the Hospice of Pasadena, CA. His book Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, now in its fourth edition, has been translated into 12 foreign languages and is widely used around the world as the standard reference on the subject. Dr. Worden's clinical practice is in Laguna Niguel, California.

Latest edition, Hardbound


    Table of Contents:

    1. Attachment, Loss, and the Experience of Grief
    2. Understanding the Mourning Process
    3. The Mourning Process: Mediators of Mourning
    4. Grief Counseling: Facilitating Uncomplicated Grief
    5. Abnormal Grief Reactions: Complicated Mourning
    6. Grief Therapy: Resolving Complicated Mourning
    7. Grieving Special Types of Losses
    8. Grief and Family Systems
    9. The Counselor's Own Grief
    10. Training for Grief Counseling

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