Grief as a Family Process

Ester R. Shapiro

This quantity extends and integrates approaches corresponding to developmental psychology, psychoanalytic and household methods principle, and cultural anthropology right into a systemic developmental mannequin that emphasizes methods grief can improve the emotional development of the household system. The mannequin introduced right here views grief as a pure course of by which a therapist may also help households reside, and even develop. Utilizing examples from all kinds of cultural traditions, this guide argues for an attachment to, as an alternative of detachment from, the deceased member of the family to maintain and improve household improvement. This guide is indispensable to any serving to skilled who works with grieving households, together with psychiatrists, psychologists, social staff, household therapists, physicians, nurses, hospice and affected person residence staff, clergypeople, and plenty of others. It additionally serves as a textual content in programs on bereavement, household improvement, household and little one remedy, and developmental psychopathology.