Grief and Addiction illuminates the role of grief work in addiction counseling, encouraging counselors to be more comprehensive in their treatment and to increase empathy for what the treatment process is asking of clients.
Acknowledging that entering recovery includes a loss of coping skills, and that it requires building a new identity, this book focuses on addiction-specific grief work. Grief and Addiction integrates concepts like complicated grief, nonfinite loss, trauma, family grief responses, and treatment suggestions in one place—all with a focus on the application to addiction work.
Featuring appendices with information and examples for clinicians, Grief and Addiction provides treatment strategies drawn from both the addiction and grief world for professionals and counselor educators.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting the Stage. 1. Introduction 2. Definitions and Concepts 3. The When and What of Loss Part II: Models and Theories of Grief and Loss and Considerations for Addiction and Recovery 4. Loss-Grief Addiction Model 5. Two-Track Model of Bereavement and Considering the Two-Track Model in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 6. Continuing Bonds Theory and Considering Continuing Bonds in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 7. Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement and Considering the Dual Process Model in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 8. Mental Representations Theory and Considering Mental Representations in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 9. Four Tasks of Mourning and Considering the Four Tasks in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 10. Mediators of Mourning and Considering the Mediators of Mourning in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 11. Four Stages of Grief and Variants of Pathological Mourning and Considering the Four Stages and Variants in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 12. The Six "R" Processes of Mourning and Considering the Six "R" Processes in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 13. Loss and Adaptation Model and Considering the Loss and Adaptation Model in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 14. Psychological Perspective on Dying, Mourning, and Spirituality and Considering the Psychological Perspective in the Context of Addiction and Recovery 15. Growth-Oriented Models as Applied to Addiction and Recovery Part III: Resilience and Wellness 16. Resilience and the Importance of Relationship 17. Considerations for Counselor Wellness Appendix A: Adult Attachment Style Descriptions Appendix B: Expanding the Emotional Conversation Activity Appendix C: Letter Writing Activity and Examples Epilogue
Julie Bates-Maves, PhD, LPC, is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Her teaching and research interests are centered on trauma, addiction, and reducing stigma.