A therapeutic model for maintaining bonds while moving into the future.
In successful grief therapy, a healthy psyche copes with the stress of loss by maintaining high functioning in day-to-day life while constructing a positive inner relationship with the deceased. Ruth Malkinson shows professionals how to achieve these aims in the context of brief cognitive therapy with individuals, couples, and families.
About the Author
Ruth Malkinson, Ph.D., is a lecturer in social work at Tel Aviv University. She lives in Israel.
[A]n impressive contribution to the theoretical understanding of and clinical interventions with patients facing the task of coming to terms with traumatic loss….[W]e, as therapists, can now, in this book, enjoy the fruits of Malkinson’s long and rich experience with patients who lost their loved ones, [it] is a tribute to the author’s inner strength, humanity, deep understanding, and above all real care for other human beings who in their pain and suffering form a mirror in which we can, will and must see ourselves as well. — Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews
[A] superb look into grief theory and treatment….innovative….pioneering….I highly recommend this text. — Omega Journal of Death and Dying
Malkinson has made a good, and timely, contribution to the literature on this important issue. — Bereavement Care