Grief is a family affair. When a loved one dies, the distress reverberates throughout the immediate and extended family. Family therapy has long attended to issues of loss and grief, yet not as the dominant therapeutic paradigm. Bereavement Care for Families changes that: it is a practical resource for the clinician, one that draws upon the evidence supporting family approaches to bereavement care and also provides clinically oriented, strategic guidance on how to incorporate family approaches into other models. Subsequent chapters set forth a detailed, research-based therapeutic model that clinicians can use to facilitate therapy, engage the ambivalent, deal with uncertainty, manage family conflict, develop realistic goals, and more. Any clinician sensitive to the roles family members play in bereavement care need look no further than this groundbreaking text.
Series Editor's Foreword Robert A. Neimeyer Preface David W. Kissane & Francine Parnes List of Contributors Part 1: Overview of the Clinical Development of Bereavement Care for Families Chapter 1. Family Grief David W. Kissane Chapter 2. Conceptual Framework for Family Bereavement Care: Strengthening Resilience Froma Walsh Chapter 3. The Family with Chronic Physical Disorders: An Integrative Model John Rolland Chapter 4. The Family With Mental Illness Peter Steinglass and Tammy Schuler Chapter 5. Ethical Dimensions of Family Bereavement Care Tomer T. Levin and Marguerite Lederberg Part 2: Grief Therapy with Families - A Practical Approach to Care Delivery Chapter 6. Assessing Bereaved Families Talia I. Zaider Chapter 7. Therapist Techniques in Family Work David W. Kissane and Isabelle Dumont Chapter 8. Culture and Grief in Families David W. Kissane, Bridgette Boucher and Francesca Del Gaudio Chapter 9. An Account of Family Therapy in Bereavement: One Mother's Dying Legacy for her Family Su Jin Kim Part 3: Family Grief Therapy in Particular Circumstances Chapter 10. Family Therapy in the Context of Traumatic Losses Darcy Harris and Stephanie Rabenstein Chapter 11. Family Therapy Following Suicide Diana C. Sands and Julian L. North Chapter 12. Family Therapy for the Unresolved Grief of Ambiguous Loss Pauline Boss and Carla M. Dahl Chapter 13. Perinatal Loss: Unforeseen Tragedy With On-going Grief Trajectories Nicole Alston and Valerie R. Samuels Chapter 14. Family Bereavement Care after the Death of a Child Lori Wiener and Cynthia A. Gerhardt Chapter 15. Care of Families With Children Anticipating the Death of a Parent Anna C. Muriel Chapter 16. Family-Centered Approach to Helping Older Grieving People J. Shep Jeffreys Part 4: Future Directions Chapter 17. Families 'At Risk' of Complicated Bereavement Wendy Lichtenthal and Corinne Sweeney Chapter 18. The Family with Socioeconomic and Cultural Issues Sarah Gehlert, Teresa Moro and Lailea Noel Chapter 19. Future Development and Dissemination of Models of Family Bereavement Care David W. Kissane and Talia I. Zaider Index