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Author Pearlman, Michelle Y.

Title Grief in childhood : fundamentals of treatment in clinical practice / Michelle Y. Pearlman, Karen D'Angelo Schwalbe, and Maryláene Cloitre.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 244 pages ; cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to integrated grief therapy for children (IGTC) -- Risk and protective factors, clinical presentations, and treatment interventions : a review of the literature -- Assessing grieving children and teaching basic coping skills -- Treating depression symptoms in grieving children -- Treating posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in grieving children -- Treating anxiety symptoms in grieving children -- Managing behavior problems in grieving children -- Initiating the grief-focused phase of treatment -- Coping skills for grieving children -- Making memories and integrating past and present -- Fostering resilience and concluding the treatment.
Summary "Children vary in their response to the death of a loved one. Some children develop relatively few symptoms or problems, while others face significant or prolonged symptoms, such as posttraumatic stress disorder or anxiety. Similarly, children vary in their circumstances and preferences. Thus, clinicians who work with bereaved children must customize interventions to meet the specific needs of each individual child. This book presents Integrated Grief Therapy for Children--an evidence-based model for treating bereaved children that draws extensively on cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and narrative approaches to therapy. The model shows clinicians how to assess the needs of bereaved children, treat common distressing symptoms (depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and behavioral problems), and address the grief itself while fostering resilience. Because emotional and behavioral problems following grief are manifested in different ways, the model allows for flexibility based on the age, symptom presentation, and needs of the child. And because the inclusion of a surviving parent or caregiver is critical to working with grieving children, the model involves the parent in the interventions. With a thorough literature review on bereavement in childhood, extensive case examples and dialogues to illustrate therapeutic techniques, and over 20 activity handouts that therapists can photocopy and use in sessions, this book provides everything needed to treat bereaved children"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Form Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Grief in children.
Bereavement in children.
Grief in children -- Treatment.
Psychisches Trauma.
Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie.
Psychology, Child.
Added Author Schwalbe, Karen D'Angelo.
Cloitre, Maryláene.
Other Form: Original (DLC) 2009044714
ISBN 1433807521 (print ed.)
9781433807527 (print ed.)
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