Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Series Editor: Robert A. Neimeyer

Volumes published in Robert Neimeyer's Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement are representative of the multidisciplinary nature of the intersecting fields of death studies, suicidology, end-of-life care, and grief counseling.

The series meets the needs of clinicians, researchers, paraprofessionals, pastoral counselors, and educators by providing cutting edge research, theory, and best practices on the most important topics in these fields—for today and for tomorrow.

  • Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy

    The Clinician’s Guide to Foundations and Applications

    By Phyllis S. Kosminsky, John R. Jordan

    Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy bridges the fields of attachment studies and thanatology, uniting theory, research, and practice to enrich our understanding of how and why people grieve and how we can help the bereaved. In its pages, clinicians and students will gain a new understanding of the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02 
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  • Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief

    Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Edited by Darcy L. Harris, Tashel C. Bordere

    The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief is a scholarly work of social criticism, richly grounded in personal experience, evocative case studies, and current multicultural and sociocultural theories and research. It is also consistently practical and reflective, challenging readers to think…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
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  • When Professionals Weep

    Emotional and Countertransference Responses in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Renee S. Katz, Therese G. Johnson

    When Professionals Weep speaks to the humbling and often transformational moments that clinicians experience in their careers as caregivers and healers—moments when it is often hard to separate the influence of our own emotional responses and worldviews from the patient’s or family’s. When…

    Paperback – 2016-02-04 
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  • Techniques of Grief Therapy

    Assessment and Intervention

    Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer

    Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention continues where the acclaimed Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved left off, offering a whole new set of innovative approaches to grief therapy to address the needs of the bereaved. This new volume…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
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  • Dealing with Dying, Death, and Grief during Adolescence

    By David E. Balk

    For some, life’s introduction to death and grief comes early, and when it does it can take many forms. Not only does Dealing with Dying, Death, and Grief during Adolescence tackle them all, it does so with David Balk’s remarkable sensitivity to and deep knowledge of the pressures and opportunities…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
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  • Bereavement Care for Families

    Edited by David W. Kissane, Francine Parnes

    Grief is a family affair. When a loved one dies, the distress reverberates throughout the immediate and extended family. Family therapy has long attended to issues of loss and grief, yet not as the dominant therapeutic paradigm. Bereavement Care for Families changes that: it is a practical resource…

    Paperback – 2014-01-16
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  • Grief and the Expressive Arts

    Practices for Creating Meaning

    Edited by Barbara E. Thompson, Robert A. Neimeyer

    The use of the arts in psychotherapy is a burgeoning area of interest, particularly in the field of bereavement, where it is a staple intervention in hospice programs, children’s grief camps, specialized programs for trauma or combat exposure, work with bereaved parents, widowed elders or suicide…

    Paperback – 2014-01-16
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  • Techniques of Grief Therapy

    Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved

    Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer

    Techniques of Grief Therapy is an indispensable guidebook to the most inventive and inspirational interventions in grief and bereavement counseling and therapy. Individually, each technique emphasizes creativity and practicality. As a whole, they capture the richness of practices in the field and…

    Paperback – 2012-04-12
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  • Working With the Bereaved

    Multiple Lenses on Loss and Mourning

    By Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ruth Malkinson, Eliezer Witztum

    Working With the Bereaved summarizes the major themes in bereavement research and clinical work and uses the authors’ own cutting-edge research to show mental-health practitioners how to integrate these themes into their practice. It provides clinicians with a framework for exploring their own…

    Paperback – 2011-10-27
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  • Helping Grieving People – When Tears Are Not Enough

    A Handbook for Care Providers, 2nd Edition

    By J. Shep Jeffreys

    Helping Grieving People – When Tears Are Not Enough is a handbook for care providers who provide service, support and counseling to those grieving death, illness, and other losses. This book is also an excellent text for academic courses as well as for staff development training. The author…

    Paperback – 2011-04-26
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  • Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

    Bridging Research and Practice

    Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer, Darcy L. Harris, Howard R. Winokuer, Gordon F. Thornton

    Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume’s contributors…

    Paperback – 2011-04-22
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  • Counting Our Losses

    Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life

    Edited by Darcy L. Harris

    This text is a valuable resource for clinicians who work with clients dealing with non-death, nonfinite, and ambiguous losses in their lives. It explores adjustment to change, transition, and loss from the perspective of the latest thinking in bereavement theory and research. The specific and…

    Paperback – 2010-12-22
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  • Grief After Suicide

    Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors

    Edited by John R. Jordan, John L. McIntosh

    here are over 38,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States alone, and the numbers in other countries suggest that suicide is a major public health problem around the world. A suicide leaves behind more victims than just the individual, as family, friends, co-workers, and the community…

    Hardback – 2010-10-13
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  • Parenting After the Death of a Child

    A Practitioner's Guide

    By Jennifer L. Buckle, Stephen J. Fleming

    The death of a child has a tremendous and overwhelming impact on parents and siblings, completely altering the psychological landscape of the family. In the aftermath of such a tragedy, parents face the challenge of not only dealing with their own grief, but also that of their surviving children.…

    Hardback – 2010-08-12
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  • Grieving Beyond Gender

    Understanding the Ways Men and Women Mourn, Revised Edition

    By Kenneth J. Doka, Terry L. Martin

    Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Mourn is a revision of  Men Don’t Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief. In this work, Doka and Martin elaborate on their conceptual model of "styles or patterns of grieving" – a model that has generated both…

    Paperback – 2010-04-06
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  • Decision Making near the End of Life

    Issues, Developments, and Future Directions

    Edited by James L. Werth Jr., Dean Blevins

    Decision Making near the End of Life provides a comprehensive overview of the recent developments that have impacted decision-making processes within the field of end-of-life care. The most current developments in all aspects of major underlying issues such as public attitudes, the impact of media,…

    Hardback – 2008-10-20
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  • Suicide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Frederick T.L. Leong, Mark M. Leach

    Suicide is increasingly understood and predicted as an intersection of biological, psychological, cognitive, and sociocultural factors. We have some basic knowledge of these factors and how they interact, but presently we know very little about how culture can play a role as a variable that…

    Hardback – 2007-12-13
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  • The Art of Grief

    The Use of Expressive Arts in a Grief Support Group

    Edited by J. Earl Rogers

    Art and other expressive therapies are increasingly used in grief counseling, not only among children and adolescents, but throughout the developmental spectrum. Creative activities are commonly used in group and individual psychotherapy programs, but it is only relatively recently that these…

    Paperback – 2007-06-08
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  • Music of the Soul

    Composing Life Out of Loss

    By Joy S. Berger

    Music of the Soul guides the reader through principles, techniques, and exercises for incorporating music into grief counseling, with the end goal of further empowering the grieving person. Music has a unique ability to elicit a whole range of powerful emotional responses in people - even so far…

    Paperback – 2006-09-08
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  • When Professionals Weep

    Emotional and Countertransference Responses in End-of-Life Care

    Edited by Renee S. Katz, Therese G. Johnson

    Diverse leaders in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, address the issues surrounding the intersection of the personal and the professional in the unique context of end-of-life care. End-of-life care (EOL) is a specialized area of work that crosses a number of academic and professional…

    Paperback – 2006-03-15
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  • African American Grief

    By Paul C. Rosenblatt, Beverly R. Wallace

    African American Grief is a unique contribution to the field, both as a professional resource for counselors, therapists, social workers, clergy, and nurses, and as a reference volume for thanatologists, academics, and researchers. This work considers the potential effects of slavery, racism, and…

    Paperback – 2005-04-26
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  • Widow to Widow

    How the Bereaved Help One Another, 2nd Edition

    By Phyllis R. Silverman

    Widow to Widow shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new…

    Paperback – 2004-09-28
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  • Voices of Bereavement

    A Casebook for Grief Counselors

    By Joan Beder

    Voices of Bereavement presents counselors with specific, sometimes unusual bereavement situations and their subsequent treatment. Joan Beder blends theoretical content with suggestions for intervention, helping the reader appreciate how theory informs practice. In addition, a section on counselor…

    Paperback – 2004-05-28
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  • Helping Bereaved Parents

    A Clinician's Guide

    By Richard G. Tedeschi, Lawrence G. Calhoun

    This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive guide to effective work with bereaved parents, combining a broad overview of current research, theory, and practice with the authors' own extensive clinical experience. Transcripts of individual, couple, and group meetings illustrate the delicate…

    Paperback – 2003-11-19
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  • Katie's Diary

    Unlocking the Mystery of a Suicide

    Edited by David Lester

    Katie's Diary is a unique analysis of the diary left behind by a young woman who has committed suicide. As compared to suicide notes, which are typically brief, Katie's diary consists of five separate books, an opportunity to look into the mind of a suicide from a source of data that is…

    Paperback – 2003-10-27
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  • Chronic Sorrow

    A Living Loss

    By Susan Roos

    Grief and loss are burgeoning concerns for professional disciplines such as nursing, social work, family therapy, psychology, psychiatry, law, religion and medicine. Although understanding has increased in virtually all other areas of grief and loss, chronic sorrow has received scant attention.…

    Paperback – 2002-01-18
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  • Death Attitudes and the Older Adult

    Theories Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Adrian Tomer

    This innovative and informative new text bridges the fields of gerontology and thanatology.…

    Paperback – 2001-06-13
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  • Loss and Trauma

    General and Close Relationship Perspectives

    Edited by John Harvey, Eric Miller

    Given the relationship between trauma, loss, and interpersonal bonds, the editors have assembled a noteworthy list of contributions discussing trauma associated with close relationships (divorce, infertility, widowhood). Certainly, trauma is closely associated with loss. This edited volume offers…

    Paperback – 2000-06-30
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  • Give Sorrow Words

    Perspectives on Loss and Trauma

    By John H. Harvey

    Throughout our lives, we are influenced by the sensation of loss. Whether implicit or obvious, the impact of this sense of loss affects our daily thinking and behavior. This new text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of loss via exploration into three major types of loss: loss of…

    Paperback – 2000-06-21
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  • Parent Grief

    Narratives of Loss and Relationship

    By Paul C. Rosenblatt

    Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.…

    Paperback – 2000-04-07
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  • Lives and Deaths

    Selections from the Works of Edwin S. Shneidman

    Edited by Antoon Leenaars

    Edwin S. Shneidman is recognized as the central figure in the field of suicidology. His writings have taught countless psychologists and other health professionals about the complexity of suicide, death and bereavement. This collection of his writings spans the entirety of his career and offers a…

    Paperback – 1999-07-01
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  • The Spiritual Lives of Bereaved Parents

    By Dennis Klass

    This book describes how parents lose, find, or relocate spiritual anchors after the death of their child. It describes how ordinary people reconstruct their lives after their foundations have shifted, and how they make sense of their world after one of their centers of meaning has been removed.…

    Paperback – 1999-06-01
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  • Contemporary Perspectives on Rational Suicide

    Edited by James L. Werth

    This text brings together spokespersons from several different disciplines who can present their arguments for or against rational suicide as a viable concept and, consequently, a realistic option. The pros and cons of the discussion format bring the readers to search for their beliefs, and the…

    Paperback – 1998-12-01
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  • Shadows in the Sun

    The Experiences of Sibling Bereavement in Childhood

    By Betty Davies

    Shadows in the Sun covers the immediate, short- and long-term responses and subsequent generational effects of sibling bereavement and discusses sibling responses in the context of the variables which influence them. The final chapter synthesizes all that has gone before into a comprehensive model…

    Paperback – 1998-10-01
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  • Perspectives On Loss

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by John H. Harvey

    Losses are integral to the human experience, but they sometimes unfold in subtle ways. Loss is not just about death, but can encompass a number of situations, such as those gradual losses experienced by the elderly: loss of vision, mental capacity, or hope. Intended to stimulate ideas and research…

    Paperback – 1998-07-01
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  • Multiple AIDS-Related Loss

    A Handbook for Understanding and Surviving a Perpetual Fall

    By David Nord

    Surviving multiple-AIDS related loss losing more than one loved one to AIDS has cumulative and continuous effects while stigmatization and the abscence of traditionally available support systems handicap recovery. This book strives to legitimize the profound pain experienced by many survivors of…

    Paperback – 1997-07-01
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  • Counseling the Terminally Ill

    Sharing the Journey

    By George S. Lair

    Placing a focus on the spiritual needs of death and dying, the theme of this book is that the focus of counselling with people who are dying should be on the psychospiritual aspects of death and dying. It is based on two assumptions - that death and anxiety, not pain, are the most critical issues…

    Paperback – 1996-09-01
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  • Dying

    Facing the Facts, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Hannelore Wass, Robert A. Neimeyer

    This work provides an up-to-date examination of the ways people face dying and bereavement. In this third edition previous chapters are throrughly revised, and new contributors expand areas that have changed significantly. Reflecting the field's complex interdisciplinary character, the chapters…

    Paperback – 1995-04-01
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  • Bereavement and Support

    Healing in a Group Environment

    By Marylou Hughes

    In the early 1970s bereavement support groups were almost unknown. However, the obvious benefits of the group process for recovery - the mutual support and understanding that helps mourners to a better outlook - has created a demand for people who can organise and facilitate these groups.…

    Paperback – 1995-04-01
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  • Treatment Of Suicidal People

    Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer, John T. Maltsberger, Antoon A. Leenaars

    Treatment of suicidal people takes three forms: prevention - strategies to avert conditions leading to suicide; intervention - treatment and care during the crisis; and postvention - response after the event has occurred. Unlike other current literature, here the focus is on the state of the art of…

    Hardback – 1994-08-01
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  • Bereavement and Adaptation

    A Comparative Study of the Aftermath of Death

    By Marc Cleiren

    This book offers a critical review of the main psychological theories on adaptation after loss followed by an overview of the results of the empirical research on bereavement. It also reflects on the results of the Leiden Bereavement Study, which compares the consequences of death.…

    Hardback – 1992-10-01
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  • Facing Death: Images, Insights, and Interventions

    A Handbook For Educators, Healthcare Professionals, And Counselors

    By Sandra L. Bertman

    Facing Death is a unique handbook for educators, healthcare professionals and counselors. It uses materials from the visual arts, excerpts from poetry, fiction, drama, and examples from popular culture to sensitize the reader to important, universal issues confronting the dying, and those…

    Paperback – 1991-05-01
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  • Alzheimer's Day Care

    A Basic Guide

    By David A. Linderman, Nancy H. Corby, Rachel Downing, Beverly Sanborn

    A book whose purpose is to offer guidance to individuals, organizations and agencies on how to develop day care programmes for patients with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. A range of programme aspects are covered from administrative details to social factors and evaluation techniques.…

    Paperback – 1990-12-01
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  • Introduction to Educational Gerontology

    3rd Edition

    By Ronald H. Sherron, D. Barry Lumsden

    Educational gerontology is the study of the changes in the learning process caused by old age. This new edition provides an update of developments in this field of research. The volume probes topics such as implications for education for the aging, reminiscence, methods of teaching, social exchange…

    Paperback – 1989-12-01
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  • Adolescent Suicidal Behavior

    By David K. Curran

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1987-07-01
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