Introduction. Attachment, Loss, and the Experience of Grief. Understanding the Mourning Process. The Mourning Process: Mediators of Mourning. Grief Counselling: Facilitating Uncomplicated Grief. Abnormal Grief Reactions: Complicated Mourning. Grief Therapy: Resolving Complicated Mourning. Grieving Special Types of Losses. Grief and Family Systems. The Counsellor's Own Grief. Training for Grief Counselling.
J. William Worden, PhD, ABBP, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in California. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Child Bereavement Study, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
'The fourth edition of this book retains all the theoretical strengths and clinical wisdom of past editions, while incorporating emerging theories and cutting-edge research. It is required reading for any counselor, educator, or researcher who wishes to understand grief.' - Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Professor, The Graduate School, The College of New Rochelle; Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America, USA