Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice (Paperback)
Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume's contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.
About the Author
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is a professor in the Psychotherapy Research Area of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. He has published 23 books, including Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss and Constructivist Psychotherapy: Distinctive Features, is the editor of Death Studies and the Journal of Constructivist Psychology, and has served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Darcy L. Harris, PhD, is Professor and Coordinator of Thanatology at King's University College, in London, Ontario, Canada. She is the editor of Counting Our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life (Routledge, 2010). Howard R. Winokuer, PhD, is the founder of the Winokuer Center for Counseling and Healing in Charlotte, NC, and has served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Gordon F. Thornton, PhD, is professor emeritus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a coeditor of the Handbook of Thanatology (Routledge/ADEC, 2007), and has served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.