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Working with the Dying and Bereaved

Systemic Approaches to Therapeutic Work, 1st Edition

Edited by Pauline Sutcliffe, Guinevere Tufnell, Ursula Cornish


232 pages

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"This is a superb, original and healing work, destined to become a classic…" -- Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of AngerN

"…all therapists dealing with bereavement will find this book valuable." -- John Byng-Hall, Senior Chld and Family Psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic, London

"Any therapist, counselor, clergy person, chaplain, social worker, psychologist who daily works with persons dying and their bereaved ones would benefit greatly from perusing this excellent reference book." -- Kansas University Medical Center

Table of Contents

Marianne Walters -- Foreword

Pauline Sutcliffe, Guinevere Tufnell and Ursula Cornish -- Preface

1. Froma Walsh and Monica McGoldrick -- A Family Systems Perspective on Loss, Recovery and Resilience

2. Pauline Sutcliffe with Guinevere Tufnell -- The Relevance of Tears: Reconstructing the Mourning Process from a Systemic Perspective

3. Guinevere Tufnell, Ursula Cornish and Pauline Sutcliffe -- Death of a Parent in a Family with Young Children: Working with the Aftermath

4. Ursula Cornish -- Death of a Pupil in School

5. K. Eia Asen -- On the Brink--Managing Suicidal Teenagers

6. Lawrence Levner -- A `Dysfunctional Triangle' or Love in all the Right Places: Social Context in the Therapy of a Family Living with AIDS

7. Alison Roper-Hall -- Working Systemically with Older People and their Families Who Have `Come to Grief'

About the Editors

Pauline Sutcliffe is a consultant to family therapy training institute in Washington DC. Guinevere Tufnell is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and family therapist. Ursula Cornish is an educational psychologist and family therapist.

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