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 Familieschanges 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.
About the Editors:
David W. Kissane, MD, is an academic psychiatrist, psycho-oncology researcher, author, professor, and head of psychiatry for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has been chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. His books includeFamily-Focused Grief Therapy,Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care,andHandbook of Psychotherapy in Cancer Care.
Francine Parnes, MA, MA, JD,is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively forThe New York Times,The Associated Press and other leading news organizations. Formerly a reporter and editor atThe Denver Postfor 10 years, she was part of a staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Columbine High School shootings. She has also worked as an attorney in New York and Los Angeles.