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 change.

This integrated model shows mental health professionals how to offer practical and emotional support to the bereaved using descriptions of treatments, care protocols, and guidelines. Through this approach, practitioners can foster interpersonal support and growth among families, even when grieving styles and timing differ between individuals.

Clinicians and the families they treat will come away from the book with tools for recognizing distorted and pathogenic exchanges between family members, for valuing the emotional elements of their individual experiences, and for shifting toward solution-focused activities.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages

Structuring Interventions

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Perspectives of Loss

chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

Trauma and Grief

chapter Chapter 4|15 pages

Theories of Grief and Loss

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

The Bereaved Family

chapter Chapter 6|25 pages

Relationships within the Family

chapter Chapter 7|9 pages

Family Systems and Communication

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

General Approaches to Treating the Bereaved

chapter Chapter 9|7 pages

Forming the Therapeutic Alliance

chapter Chapter 10|23 pages

Encountering and Assessing Grief

chapter Chapter 11|43 pages

Toward a Workable Model

chapter Chapter 12|25 pages