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Working with Loss and  Grief

Working with Loss and Grief
A Theoretical and Practical Approach

Second Edition

December 2013 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This updated second edition of Working with Loss and Grief provides a model for practitioners working with those who are grieving a significant life loss. Making clear connections between theory and practice, the 'Range of Response to Loss' model provides a theoretical 'compass' for recognising the wide variability in reaction to loss and the 'Adult Attitude to Grief' scale is a tool for 'mapping' individual grief and its change over time, providing an individual grief profile. Together these offer a framework for practitioners to:

-listen to stories of grief told by clients

-identify common patterns in grief

-recognize individual difference in grief response

-make assessments

-prompt therapeutic dialogue

-guide therapeutic focus and

-evaluate outcomes.

This edition includes: a new chapter on 'The RRL Model and a Pluralistic Approach to Counselling' ; two new case studies; additional content on vulnerability; new grief assessment tools and systems, and the latest research.

Dr Linda Machin is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University, having been a Lecturer in Social Work and Counselling at Keele. She established a counselling service for the bereaved in North Staffordshire and continues to work as a researcher and freelance trainer.

Exploring the Landscape of Loss
Establishing Theoretical Bearings
Exploring Therapeutic Perspectives
A Model for Understanding Grief - a Compass and a Map
Exploring the Individual Territory of Loss - Mapping Grief
The RRL Model and a Pluralistic Approach to Counselling
Listening to Personal Grief Narratives
Engaging with the Grief Narrative - Focus on Vulnerability
Engaging with the Grief Narrative - Focus on Resilience
Practitioner Perspectives - Maps, Journeys and Destinations

A clear and concise guide to working with grief and loss

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
April 25, 2014

appropriate text to support core module reading

Mrs Anne Carlisle
Health , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
March 12, 2014

An excellent book, using some up to date systems to record the grief process (AAG scale), and looking at loss of various kinds.
Written compassionately and authoritatively.

Mrs Jennie C-Knight
Counselling, Protocol National
March 6, 2014

This is an excellent, moving text which will help to both introduce and support the student and qualified nurse in this field of practice. It is sensitively written and easy to use.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
February 28, 2014

Very helpful in allowing students to understand the complexities of human behaviour, and to see loss and grief as a core part of living.

Ms Jill Hemmington
School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire
January 22, 2014

a good text

Miss Amy Yorke
Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate
January 6, 2014

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