Grief Counseling Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

Grief Counseling
This paper studies the effectiveness of grief counseling in reducing negative behavior in students who have suffered a loss.
# 97384 | 2,513 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2007 in Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Therapies) , Sociology (Theory) , Psychology (Theory)

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In this article, the writer notes that life is for the living, and remaining depressed about the death of a friend for a long period of time is likely not what the friend who passed away would have wanted. The writer maintains that the friend would have wanted the still-living friend to enjoy the life that he or she was given, and not waste it by being sad and angry over things which were beyond his or her control. Knowing this in one's head, however, and understanding it with one's heart are not the same. Further the writer points out that teenagers who grieve for their lost friends know that they must resume their lives and move on, but they often have trouble figuring out how best to do this. This is where grief counseling comes in and why it is so important. To illustrate this point, the shootings that took place at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1999 are used as an example of teenage grief and how counseling is utilized.

Grief and Acceptance

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Belkin, L. (1999, October 31). Parents blaming parents. New York Times Sunday Magazine, p. F61.
  • Boss, P. (1999). Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Harvard University Press, MA.
  • Bowlby, J. (1977). The making and breaking of affectional bonds, I and II. British Journal of Psychiatry, (130), 201-210, 421-431.
  • Bowlby, L. (1980). Attachment and loss: Vol. III. Loss--Sadness and depression. New York: Basic Books.
  • Doka, K, ed. (2002). Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice. Research Press, II.

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