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Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions

 Author: Katherine Walsh  Category: Adult, Educational, Guide, Pet Loss & Bereavement, Professionals  Publisher: Pearson  : 06 Oct, 2011  Language: English  View on Amazon
 Description:

Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions, 2/e, allows readers to see how essential theories and skills will enhance their own practice. They will gain the core knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities who are experiencing loss and the grief that accompanies it

 

Culture, spirituality, age, gender and other factors that influence grief reactions are discussed, helping readers understand and work with diverse populations. Individual and programmatic responses to grieving people are also included. Each chapter contains exercises that encourage readers to apply the concepts learned and MySocialWorkLab includes a variety of Internet resources and supplemental learning tools.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Acquire core knowledge and skills that will prepare readers to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities who are experiencing loss and the grief that accompanies it
  • Understand normal and complicated grief reactions
  • Identify actual as well as symbolic losses
  • Recognize the factors the positively and negatively influence grief reactions
  • Understand the resources and interventions that are effective in helping those who are grieving
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