Working with Loss and  Grief: A Theoretical and Practical Approach (2nd Revised edition)

Working with Loss and Grief: A Theoretical and Practical Approach (2nd Revised edition)

By: Linda Machin (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Dr Linda Machin is a Visiting Research Fellow of 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, a hospice counsellor and a freelance trainer.

Contents

Introduction: 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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446248881
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781446248881
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1446248887
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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