Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for Helping Professionals

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9780205398812: Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for Helping Professionals

Every helping professional will encounter grief and loss in practice. This book introduces the key concepts related to gief and loss that are often omitted from professional training programs, preparing professional to effectively aid clients encountering grief and loss.

A rich variety of case examples illustrate the essentail theories and skills, allowing the readers to see how these theories will enhance in their own practice. Individual and programmatic responses to grieving people are included. Culture, spirituality, age, gender and other factors that influence grief reactions are discussed, preparing students to understand and work with diverse populations.

Each chapter includes exercises that encourage readers to apply the concepts learned and a companion web site includes slides, suggested Internet sites and supplemental learning tools that connect students to current and credible resources beyond those included in the text.

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Every helping professional will encounter grief and loss in practice. Are you prepared for the inevitable?

Using a rich variety of case examples to illustrate essential theories and skills, Katherine Walsh-Burke allows current and future helping professionals to see how these theories will enhance their own practice. Culture, spirituality, age, gender, and other factors that influence grief reactions are discussed, preparing readers to understand and work with diverse populations. Individual and programmatic responses to grieving people are included.

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  • Key concepts related to grief and loss that are often omitted from professional training programs are addressed, preparing practitioners to deal with issues they encounter in everyday practice.
  • Case examples illustrate theories and skills, allowing the students to see how these theories will enhance their own practice.
  • Individual and programmatic responses to grieving people are included.
  • Student exercises to be completed either as independent assignments or as in-class activities are included in each chapter.
  • Companion Web Site includes slides, suggested Internet sites, and supplemental learning tools that connect students to current and credible resources beyond those included in the text.

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