Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for Helping Professionals

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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.