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Keywords

Bereavement;

Abstract

This article reviews parental bereavement through sudden loss of a child by · homicidal, suicidal, or accidental death. It advocates for the Dual Process Model of grieving, and explores group therapy treatment for bereaved parents. This paper contends that parental loss of a child is more intense and traumatic than any other type of loss. Evidence is also provided to state that traumatic grievers benefit from group therapy as opposed to other types of grievers. Meaning reconstruction is established as a key element in the grief process. Overall, the article allows counselors to understand the complications involved in working with bereaved parents and provides a framework for group therapy.

Year of Submission

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Kimberly A. Vess

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Date Original

2003

Object Description

1 PDF file (37 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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