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Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner [Kindle Edition]

J. William Worden
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"In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant....ALL of us, personally and professionally, are indebted to J. William Worden. From his work we may be just a bit wiser, a bit healthier, a bit more competent, and a lot more in touch with meaning (our own and those of others) for the sake of all who mourn." --Illness, Crisis, & Loss

Recipient of The International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement Herman Feifel Award.

Dr. Worden presents the highly anticipated fourth edition to Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, the gold standard of grief therapy handbooks. The previous editions, translated into 12 languages, received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counseling. In this updated and revised fourth edition, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature.


Key Features:

  • The task model has been modified to account for new thinking and research findings in the field, including meaning making, resilience, and continuing bonds
  • A new chapter on the Mediators of Mourning helps clinicians to understand what accounts for individual differences in adapting to the death of a loved one
  • Looks at recent controversies in the field including the best way to understand complicated bereavement and the efficacy of grief counseling and therapy
  • Presents the vital distinction between grief and trauma, and highlights different intervention approaches for each

Comprehensive and highly organized, this text is useful to therapists just beginning to work in the field as well as seasoned practitioners.



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'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

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In this updated and revised fourth edition of his classic text, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature. Besides addressing a number of new topics, the book includes the best vignettes from the first three editions to bring bereavement issues to life for students and practitioners.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting to grips with grief 8 Mar. 2011
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Having recently been through the experience of caring for and nursing a dying beloved one to the point of death, I looked for material that could help me cope with and better understand the grief I now experience after the passing of my life partner. J. William Worden's Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy is a comprehensive and scientifically well-grounded handbook that is also humane and free from dogmatism. Worden helps both students of (e.g.) medicine, psychiatry and social work - and the grieving reader - to begin to understand the sheer complexity and unpredictability of the greving process within a broad interpretative framework. Above all, Professor Worden helps the reader distinguish between 'normal' and 'abnormal' grieving.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing! 28 Sept. 2011
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I'm currently studying to be a Cruse bereavement volunteer after suffering many deaths (old and young) over the past 20 years and borrowed an old version of this book from our Cruse branch. I loved it so much I bought this updated version. Not only is it a fantastic reference guide for those of us studying grief and bereavement but it's written in such a clear and sensitive way it would be helpful for anyone struggling to understand their own grief or the grief of others. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy 6 July 2011
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I bought this book a few weeks ago and is a fantastic read. I'm studying Counselling so needed the book for an assignment, but even if i wasn't, it would be a great book to have, very helpful. The price is very reasonable and the book was delivered super fast!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful 17 Jun. 2013
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Read this book after reading the incredable book 'on death and dying' by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in which I learnt so much about how a person feels when he/she is dying. This is a helpful book for counselors and health care workers to understand grief. yes I would recommend it along with E Kubler-Ross book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed 10 Mar. 2014
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I was very impressed with the condition of this book.I always use amazon to look for books because you get the best price and can purchase second hand.I have always been happy with the result.
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5.0 out of 5 stars essential 28 April 2014
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I continually have to get a new copy of this, as i leave mine with clients who find it useful. Essential reading for those involved in bereavement support, one of the semnal texts really.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful 6 Mar. 2013
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It's s good book for counselling students. It gave good information and background on grief. It's a good book to keep for refreshing the information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 Aug. 2013
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I like the way that this edition shows the author's progressive approach, he has adjusted his model to reflect his experience and changing society.
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