The Grief Assessment and Intervention Workbook: A Strengths Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Pomeroy University of Texas, Austin
  • Renee Garcia
  • ISBN-10: 0495008419  |  ISBN-13: 9780495008415
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • List Price = $ 77.95
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THE GRIEF ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION WORKBOOK: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE is an exceptional new workbook that provides focused, practical guidance to help students function effectively in their roles as helpers when dealing with the dying or death of clients or clients' loved ones. Designed for use in social work and counseling courses on grief and loss, grief counseling, and bereavement therapy courses, the text can also serve as a valuable supplemental resource for practice or field courses across multiple disciplines. Using a strengths-perspective approach, the authors explore various theories of grief and delineate several intervention approaches, including developmental and cultural factors that impact the severity of grief reactions. The text also provides several grief assessment instruments used by practitioners, in-depth case scenarios to illustrate key concepts, and hands-on exercises for applying grief assessment and intervention techniques.

Features and Benefits

  • The text balances ample information on theories of grief and loss with practical tools and techniques to help students prepare for careers in social work, counseling, and other helping professions.
  • Designed specifically for courses on grief and loss, grief counseling, and bereavement therapy, the text is flexible enough to serve as a valuable supplement for practice or field courses in psychology, sociology, and other disciplines.
  • The text includes a variety of detailed intervention approaches and grief assessment instruments used by practitioners, giving students the opportunity to become familiar with concepts and techniques they are likely to encounter as working professionals.
  • In-depth case scenarios illustrate key concepts and provide useful and relevant concrete examples, while hands-on exercises allow students to practice applying grief assessment and intervention techniques.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Grief and Loss- An Introduction.
2. Grief Interviewing and Assessment.
3. Expected Grief Experience in Adults.
4. Complex Grief in Adults.
5. Grief Reactions in Children and Adolescents.
6. Grief Reactions in the Older Adult Population.
7. Grief Reactions and Special Considerations.
8. Practice Implications for the Professional.
Student Activities.
Recommended Reading List for Students.

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ISBN-10: 0495636967 | ISBN-13: 9780495636960

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Pomeroy

Elizabeth Pomeroy earned a B.A. at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.S.W. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. With more than 20 years of experience, Pomeroy’s current teaching and research interests include clinical social work courses with a focus on mental health, health and children, and families; HIV/AIDS interventions; crime victims; interventions for offenders in the criminal justice system; and clinical social work group interventions for children, adults, and families.

Renee Garcia

Renee Garcia received her B.S.W. from University of Texas, Austin, and her M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently has a private practice in Austin, Texas, providing individual and family counseling and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked extensively in grief and loss counseling at hospice organizations in Austin.