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 viewed through a wide-angle lens with relevance to the whole of human life, including the important area of career counseling and occupational consultation. The book is founded on the key themes of the Transition Cycle: welcome and contact, attachment and bonding, intimacy and sexuality, seperation and loss, grief and meaning reconstruction. Rich in case material related to loss and change, the book provides the tools for adopting a highly personalized approach to working with clients facing a range of life transitions.

This book is a highly relevant and practical volume for grief counselors and other mental health professionals looking to incorporate attachment theory into their clinical practice.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|28 pages

Exploring Loss

chapter 2|13 pages

To Welcome and Connect

chapter 3|26 pages

Attachment and Bonding

chapter 4|16 pages

Sharing Intimacy and Outlining Sexuality

chapter 5|16 pages

Separation and Loss

chapter 6|34 pages


chapter 7|16 pages

Meaning Reconstruction

chapter 8|25 pages

Resilience—Coping, Trauma, and the Brain

chapter 9|16 pages

Grief in the Context of Work

chapter 10|28 pages


Putting Loss Into Perspective