Working with Loss and Grief: A Theoretical and Practical Approach: Second Edition

Author(s) : Linda Machin

Working with Loss and Grief: A Theoretical and Practical Approach: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 192
  • Category :
    Grief and Bereavement
  • Catalogue No : 35502
  • ISBN 13 : 9781446248881
  • ISBN 10 : 1446248887
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This updated second edition 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.

About the Author(s)

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.

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