Treatment of Complicated Mourning

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This is the first book to focus specifically on complicated mourning, often referred to as pathological, unresolved, or abnormal grief. It provides caregivers with practical therapeutic strategies and specific interventions that are necessary when traditional grief counseling is insufficient.

The author provides critically important information on the prediction, identification, assessment, classification, and treatment of complicated mourning.

Content Highlights
-- Extensive review of the literature from classic theoretical works to the newest empirical research
-- New approaches to assessment, including a new clinical tool, the Grief and Mourning Status Interview and Inventory (GAMSII)
-- Issues and therapeutic implications associated with the death of a child, AIDS-related death, suicide, homicide, sudden and unexpected death, and multiple death
-- Interventions for major problem areas such as guilt, ambivalence, and anger
-- Case examples drawn from the literature and from Dr. Rando's clinical experience
-- Information on the duration and course of mourning -- a critical issue that is often misunderstood
-- Discussion of unique caregiver issues in working with complicated mourning -- potential problems, mistakes, and dilemmas

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A Perspective on Loss Grief and Mourning

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Dr Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss, which provides advanced training, supervision, and consultation to professionals working with the dying and the bereaved. She is also the Clinical Director of Therese A. Rando Associaties, Ltd., a multidisciplinary team providing outpatient psychotherapy, specializing in loss and grief, traumatic stress, and the psychosocial care of the chronically and terminally ill. Since 1970, she has consulted, conducted research, provided therapy, written, appeared as an expert witness, and lectured internationally in areas related to loss, grief, dying, and death.

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