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Keywords

Divorce--Psychological aspects; Divorced people--Counseling of; Children of divorced parents--Counseling of;

Abstract

Based on grief and loss literature, as well as literature on divorce, this paper examines divorce as a loss that evokes grief in various individuals. A brief definition of grief and loss is first articulated. An emphasis is,placed on the classifications of loss, such as major, physical, psychological, primary, and secondary loss. Divorce is discussed as a major and primary loss with multiple secondary losses associated with it. The perspectives of various professionals as they relate to divorce as a loss are examined. This paper also considers implications to counselors when divorce is viewed as a grief and loss issue.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Jennifer K. Murra

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (19 pages)

Language

en

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application/pdf

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