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Making Death Thinkable

Making Death Thinkable

by Franco De Masi

  • Paperback £24.99

The author explores how different psychoanalytic theories have addressed the issue of death, its presence or absence in the unconscious, as well as the implications of the theories of the death... (more)

Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families

Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families

by Glenda Fredman

  • Paperback £34.99

This book tackles head on the often tabooed subject of death. It distils sophisticated clinical work into simple language, and describes simple techniques for talking to children about dying. The... (more)

Grief and Addiction: Considering Loss in the Recovery Process

Grief and Addiction: Considering Loss in the Recovery Process

by Julie Bates-Maves

  • Paperback £29.99

Grief and Addiction illuminates the role of grief work in addiction counseling, encouraging counselors to be more comprehensive in their treatment and to increase empathy for what the treatment... (more)

Three Faces of Mourning: Melancholia, Manic Defense and Moving on

Three Faces of Mourning: Melancholia, Manic Defense and Moving on

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £42.00

Mourning and the importance of the capacity to bear some helplessness, while still finding pleasure in life, are central to this tightly organized volume. The multi-faceted processes involved in... (more)

The State of Disbelief: A story of death, love and forgetting

The State of Disbelief: A story of death, love and forgetting

by Juliet Rosenfeld

  • Hardback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

A revelatory book about death and mourning by a psychotherapist faced with sudden bereavement. When Juliet Rosenfeld's husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything... (more)

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions: A Clinician's Guide to Secure Base Counseling

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions: A Clinician's Guide to Secure Base Counseling

by Jakob van Wielink, Leo Wilhelm

  • Paperback £32.99

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions gives readers an attachment-informed grief counseling framework and a new way of understanding non-death loss and its treatment. Loss and grief are... (more)

Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Clinical Reflections

Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Clinical Reflections

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Gurmeet S. Kanwal

  • Paperback £32.99

This is a book about death, loss, grief and mourning, but with an unusual twist. It is different in that it explores specific kinds of deaths encountered within families and households, rather than... (more)

Life After Loss: The Lessons of Grief

Life After Loss: The Lessons of Grief

by Vamik D. Volkan, Elizabeth Zintl

  • Paperback £29.99

How we cope with grief and come to terms with the death of a loved one shapes our world. In this comprehensive guide to the mourning process, Dr Volkan, a world-recognised authority on grief, shows... (more)

The Struggle Against Mourning

The Struggle Against Mourning

by Ilany Kogan

  • Paperback £43.00

How does the analyst help the patient to be in touch with pain and mourning? Is the relinquishment of defenses always desirable? And what is the analyst's role in the mourning process - should the... (more)

When a Baby Dies: Psychotherapy for Pregnancy and Newborn Loss

When a Baby Dies: Psychotherapy for Pregnancy and Newborn Loss

by Irving G. Leon

  • Paperback £14.00

This is the first in-depth exploration of psychotherapy for those who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or in the first few weeks of life. Irving B. Leon integrates recent work on... (more)

Understanding Bereaved Parents and Siblings: A Handbook for Professionals, Family, and Friends

Understanding Bereaved Parents and Siblings: A Handbook for Professionals, Family, and Friends

by Cathy McQuaid

  • Paperback £24.99

Understanding Bereaved Parents and Siblingsis based on lived experiences and provides insight, ideas, and inspiration on how to support the bereaved, how to talk to them about their experience, and... (more)

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

by Lisa Appignanesi

  • Paperback £9.99

`The small translucent bottle of shampoo outlived him. It was the kind you take home from hotels in distant places. For over a year it had sat on the shower shelf where he had left it. I looked at it... (more)

Coping with the Death of a Child: An Integrated Clinical Approach to Working with Bereaved Families

Coping with the Death of a Child: An Integrated Clinical Approach to Working with Bereaved Families

by Darin D. Schiffman

  • Paperback £27.59 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.40)

Coping with the Death of a Child shows clinicians how to integrate various therapeutic modalities and clinical approaches to grief therapy into one comprehensive model linked to positive... (more)

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

by Olga Jacoby

  • Hardback £13.65 (RRP : £15.00 save £1.35)

Words in Pain is a rediscovered treasure. First published anonymously in 1919, these letters from a dying woman to her doctor encapsulate an attitude to death which is fiercely independent of... (more)

The Ethics of Palliative Care: European Perspectives

The Ethics of Palliative Care: European Perspectives

Edited by Henk Ten Have, David Clark

  • Print £31.99

This innovative book, with contributions by clinicians, ethicists, philosphers and social scientists, provides the first ever picture of palliative care ethics in the European context. It will be of... (more)

Family Focused Grief Therapy

Family Focused Grief Therapy

by David Kissane, Sidney Bloch

  • Print £31.99

This book has been designed rather like a therapy manual, providing a step-by-step approach to assessment and intervention. Its rich illustration through many clinical examples brings the process of... (more)

When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Second Edition

When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Second Edition

Edited by Renee S. Katz, Therese G. Johnson

  • Paperback £34.99

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... (more)

Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician's Guide to Foundations and Applications

Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician's Guide to Foundations and Applications

by Phyllis S. Kosminsky, John R. Jordan

  • Paperback £32.99

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... (more)

Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations

Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations

Edited by Richard Ruth, Phyllis Cohen

  • Hardback £101.00

In Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations, experts explore the varied, often complex, and always tragic circumstances under... (more)

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £9.99

What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression,... (more)

Death of a Parent: Transition to a New Adult Identity

Death of a Parent: Transition to a New Adult Identity

by Debra Umberson

  • Print £22.99

Reveals the remarkable change in our sense of self following the loss of a parent. When a parent dies, most adults are seized by an unexpected crisis that can trigger a profound transformation. Using... (more)

On Suicide

On Suicide

by Emile Durkheim

  • Print £12.99

Emile Durkheim's "On Suicide" (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that... (more)

Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss

Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss

by Pauline Boss

  • Hardback £25.00

Whether it is a parent in the grip of Alzheimer's or a spouse missing in a disastrous event, we are all touched by ambiguous loss. Here Pauline Boss, the principal theorist of the concept of... (more)

Ambiguous loss: Learning to live with unresolved grief

Ambiguous loss: Learning to live with unresolved grief

by Pauline Boss

  • Print £23.95

New in paperback. Frozen sadness - what we have when we cannot really know what we have lost. This is what Pauline Boss illuminates, explores, and helps to ease. The loss could be a loved one still... (more)

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

by Julia Samuel

  • Paperback £9.99

Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the 'expected' death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear... (more)

Loss: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Loss: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £29.99

The experience of loss is ubiquitous in human life, but its nature and impact have great variations. When loss is phase-specific, expected, and accompanied by compensatory supplies, it can lead to... (more)

What Happens When the Analyst Dies: Unexpected Terminations in Psychoanalysis

What Happens When the Analyst Dies: Unexpected Terminations in Psychoanalysis

Edited by Claudia Heilbrunn

  • Paperback £28.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £1.80)

What Happens When the Analyst Dies explores the stories of patients who have experienced the death of their analyst. The book prioritizes the voices of patients, letting them articulate for... (more)

Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

Edited by Peter Titelman, Sydney K. Reed

  • Paperback £43.99

What does it mean to be 'present and accounted for' when a family member is facing chronic illness or death? How does one define a self in relation to the ill or dying member and the family? Rooted... (more)

Perspectives on Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Disease, Social and Cultural Context

Perspectives on Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Disease, Social and Cultural Context

by Rebecca S. Allen

  • Hardback £120.00

Individuals and families face challenges at the end of life that can vary significantly depending on social and cultural contexts, yet more than ever is now known about the needs that cut across the... (more)

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