Working with Loss and Grief

2nd Edition

A Theoretical and Practical Approach

Linda Machin
eISBN-13: 9781446292990

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This updated second edition of Working with Loss and Grief provides a model for practitioners working with those who are grieving a significant life loss. Making clear connections between theory and practice, the ′Range of Response to Loss′ model provides a theoretical ′compass′ for recognising the wide variability in reaction to loss and the ′Adult Attitude to Grief′ scale is a tool for ′mapping′ individual grief and its change over time, providing an individual grief profile. Together these offer a framework for practitioners to:



-listen to stories of grief told by clients


-identify common patterns in grief


-recognize individual difference in grief response


-make assessments


-prompt therapeutic dialogue


-guide therapeutic focus and


-evaluate outcomes.



This edition includes: a new chapter on ′The RRL Model and a Pluralistic Approach to Counselling′ ; two new case studies; additional content on vulnerability; new grief assessment tools and systems, and the latest research.



Dr Linda Machin is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University, having been a Lecturer in Social Work and Counselling at Keele. She established a counselling service for the bereaved in North Staffordshire and continues to work as a researcher and freelance trainer.

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ISBNs 9781446248881, 9781446248881, 9781446248881, 9781446248874, 9781446292990, 9781446248874, 9781446296790, 1446292991
Language English
Number of Pages 192
Edition 2nd