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Therapists' bereavement and loss experiences: a lierature review

Kouriatis, KK and Brown, D (2011) Therapists' bereavement and loss experiences: a lierature review Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16 (3). 205 - 228. ISSN 1532-5024

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This article reviews literature on therapists’ bereavement and loss experiences and how these experiences affect them personally and professionally. To afford a holistic, elaborate, and flexible view on loss, this review uses central theories on bereavement as a framework. Therapists’ bereavement and loss experiences are presented within three different contexts: the death of a close relative, the end of therapy owing to client death, and other types of personal loss. The article ends with recommendations for possible future research.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
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Date : 19 May 2011
Identification Number : 10.1080/15325024.2010.519289
Uncontrolled Keywords : loss, bereavement
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16 (3), May 2011. Journal of Loss and Trauma is available online at: with
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Dec 2011 14:09
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:53

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