Psychotherapy and the Grieving Patient

By E Mark Stern

© 1986 – Psychology Press

138 pages

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Paperback: 9780918393241
pub: 1986-05-01
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About the Book

Leading therapists illustrate how they help clients cope with the many facets of the grieving process in this compassionate book. They clarify many aspects of how we can all suffer grief and how grief is a compendium of rage, guilt, self-accusation, and other negative emotions. The experts explore the grieving process as it relates to persons suffering from a great loss, as well as to dying patients, children of alcoholics, adult incest survivors, Vietnam veterans, and elders dealing with retirement and chronic physical disabilities.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Three Instances of the Emergence of Grief
  • Psychotherapy and Grieving: A Clinical Approach
  • Grief and the Loss of Connection
  • Imagery and Grief Work
  • Electra in Mourning: Grief Work and the Adult Incest Survivor
  • Grief and Therapy: Two Processes in Interaction
  • A Gestalt Therapist’s Perspective on Grief
  • Shared Grief as an Impetus for Psychotherapy
  • Children of Alcoholics: The Subterranean Grieving Process
  • Men and Grieving
  • Vietnam Grief: Psychotherapeutic and Psychohistorical Implications
  • The Grieving Patient in Later Life
  • Living Your Dying
  • Death is Forever--LIVING IS NOW

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health