This short introduction to loss and its impact on people's lives is ideally suited to students and practitioners across many professions. With sensitivity and simplicity, Neil Thompson explores how grieving has been theorized and explains the crucial social dimensions to loss and grief that balance and extend more individualized models.
"Neil Thompson is a gifted author, counselor, teacher and advocate. As I read his manuscript I found a mirror, reflecting the words back to me as my story. This book is a fine resource with the traditional basics and also refreshing adaptations to today's losses. The book, which includes exercises and simple assignments, will be a great teaching and counseling tool." --Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT, Mercy College, New York and The World Pastoral Care Center
Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 33 years of experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities: Well-being Zone and Social Work Focus.