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

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

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

Designated a Doody’s Core Title!

“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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  1. Michael J Craw PhD ABPP said,

    Wrote on June 30, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Destined to become a classic, September 27, 2008
    This review is from: Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, Fourth Edition (Hardcover)

    Dr. Worden’s latest edition of his now classic handbook offers updated research, further refinement of the task model, and greater clarity regarding the mediators of the grief process. He presents a very balanced look at efforts to define complicated mourning and offers timely commentary on the proposed changes to the next DSM. From advanced psychotherapists, to students, and even lay people interested in grief, all will find his book enlightening. It is rare to come across a book that has such broad appeal on such an important topic. There are many choices on the topic of grief, but few if any are as well researched and thoroughly conceptualized as Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, 4th Edition.

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  2. Susan L. Fuller "Grief Expert and Author of H... said,

    Wrote on June 30, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best for professionals, not for the grieving, February 5, 2011
    This review is from: Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, Fourth Edition (Hardcover)

    This book has been on my book shelf for years as one of the best references I’ve ever found on the grieving process. It’s an academic and theoretical book written for professional counselors rather than people who are grieving. It provides the best theoretical foundation I’ve ever seen.

    I recommend it as essential reading for professional counselors but not for those who are actually grieving.

    Susan L. Fuller
    Author of How To Survive Your Grief: When Someone You Love Has Died

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  3. A. Piedade said,

    Wrote on June 30, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If I could only purchase one book on grief & loss – this would be it, March 5, 2010
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    This review is from: Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, Fourth Edition (Hardcover)

    Brilliant book. I am a social work professional. I found this book to be evidence based with relevant research, history on the topic including interesting stuff on the debate around terminology that has been happening in anticipation of DSMV. However, great strength is that it is also designed for practitioners and has detailed suggestions to enhance practice as well as great advice on self care and training. I’ve read and trained others on this topic and this is one of three I currently recommend to those I train.

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