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Bereavement and Support Healing in a Group Environment
Healing in a Group Environment
by Marylou Hughes, L.C.S.W., D.P.A.

Addressing the basis and need for support groups for the bereaved, this book presents a theoretical overview, examines the benefits and variety of support groups (structured and unstructured, special populations), and the specifics for initiating, organizing, and running them -- such as publicity, facilitator recruitment/screening and objective/subjective skills, screening of participants, and individual/group goal-setting.

Full Description:   

Only twenty years ago, bereavement support groups were almost unknown. But the obvious benefits of the group process for recovery -- the mutual support and understanding that helps mourners to a better outlook -- has created a demand for people who can organize and facilitate these groups.

Addressing the basis and need for support groups for the bereaved, this book presents a theoretical overview, examines the benefits and variety of support groups (structured and unstructured, special populations), and the specifics for initiating, organizing, and running them -- such as publicity, facilitator recruitment/screening and objective/subjective skills, screening of participants, and individual/group goal-setting. It differs from other treatments in that theory and practice are melded into a how-to approach, with all procedures presented equally for the widest range of choices. Also included is a comprehensive book bibliography for adults, children, children's helpers, and parents.

This book will give the beginning group leader confidence and will confirm the acquired knowledge of the seasoned professional. It is an invaluable resource for those in the field of thanatology, including psychologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, therapists, group counselors, hospice workers, educators, funeral home directors, home health employees, hospital staff, and volunteer organizations that work with survivors.

Table of Contents
Selected Contents: Preface. 1. A Theoretical Overview. 2. The Why and Wherefore of Bereavement Support Groups. What is a Bereavement Support Group? Why Have a Bereavement Support Group? 3. Getting Them to Come. Self-Generated Publicity. Outreach. 4. Setting up a Bereavement Support Group. The Facilitator. Organizational Skills. Screening the Participants. Goals. Guidelines. 5. Structured Bereavement Support Groups. 6. Unstructured Bereavement Support Groups. 7. Groups for Special Populations. Suicide Survivors. Survivors of Homicide Victims. Death by Drunken Driver. Death of a Child. Community Disaster. Children Grief Groups. 8. Group Participation Troubleshooting. 9. After All is Said and Done. 10. Book Bibliography for Support Group Participants. Reference List.

224 pages;soft bound

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