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Life after a partner's suicide attempt

Life after a partner's suicide attempt

by Dr Francis McGivern

  • Paperback £17.99 (RRP : £19.99 save £2.00)

Life After a Partner's Suicide Attempt is the first publication to document in depth the lived experiences of the partners of individuals who have attempted to take their own lives. Although no one... (more)

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)

Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

by Linda Goldman

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple, as well as an honest exploration of... (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 Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice

Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer, Darcy L. Harris

  • Paperback £33.29 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.70)

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is the authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. The classic edition includes a new preface from the lead editors... (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)

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)

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)

Death and the Family: The Importance of Mourning

Death and the Family: The Importance of Mourning

by Lily Pincus

  • Paperback £7.99

First published in 1976, this is a standard text on bereavement. (more)

When A Child Grieves: Psychoanalytic Understanding and Technique

When A Child Grieves: Psychoanalytic Understanding and Technique

by Corinne Masur

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

For many years, debate has raged as to whether children are capable of embarking on a true mourning process. In When a Child Grieves, Corinne Masur provides an excellent overview of the myriad... (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)

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)

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning

by Susan Olson

  • Paperback £29.99

While in training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1988, Susan Olson suffered the loss of her daughter in an auto accident. In this intimate and unique exploration, Olson uses C. G. Jung's... (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)

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