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The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: The Double Helix of Research and Clinical Practice: Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ruth Malkinson, and Eliezer Witztum

T o be useful for the clinician, a model of bereavement has to address impor-tant aspects of the loss experience in such a way that conceptual, assess-ment, and intervention goals are served. In the present article, we use the Two-Track Model of Bereavement and its derivative, the Two-Track Bereavement Questionnaire (TTBQ), to link research and clinical practice for the clinician. To do this, we shall continue with the initial narrative material, describe the Two-Track

Model of Bereavement succinctly, and link it to the questionnaire. We then return to clinical considerations.