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How We Grieve: Relearning the World

Thomas Attig

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195074567
eISBN:
9780199847174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074567.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book promotes an understanding of grieving persons, emphasizes respect for their individuality, encourages active coping, and guides those who help bereaved persons. The author argues that ... More


Grieving Is Active: We Need Not Be Helpless

Thomas Attig

in How We Grieve: Relearning the World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195074567
eISBN:
9780199847174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074567.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Bereavement happens to us. Bereave means “to deprive, to dispossess or strip from.” Our most wrenching experience is losing someone close to us through death. The lack of choices makes us feel that ... More


Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased: Grief, Love, and Separation

Thomas Attig

in How We Grieve: Relearning the World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195074567
eISBN:
9780199847174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074567.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Death does not end our caring or our loving but is compatible with our continuing and transforming care and love. As we grieve, we learn to love in separation. No one should ever underestimate the ... More


The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Kerry Malawista and Anne Adelman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits ... More


Different Ways of Controlling the Object

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the clinical difficulties faced by analysts when dealing with patients who are struggling with loss, grief, and persecution and the constant sense of failure to win their ... More


Trapped in an Emotional Foxhole: Coping with Paranoid and Depressive Conflicts

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the different levels of chaos experienced by patients who utilize a psychic retreat. Using clinical material, it illustrates the imperfect nature of psychic retreat and the ... More


Introduction

Anne J. Adelman and Kerry L. Malawista

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This introductory chapter reflects on the experience of sadness and grief at various moments throughout the life of a therapist. It specifically addresses some of the factors that make it difficult ... More


From the Faraway Nearby: Perspectives on the Integration of Loss

Kerry L. Malawista and Linda Kanefield

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter approaches the experience of loss through the lens of artistic representation, fictional narrative, and neurological and psychoanalytic understanding. It suggests that rather than moving ... More


Missing Myself

Sandra Buechler

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the oft-unacknowledged reality that therapists really do miss their patients when they go, whether they plan to leave or end treatment abruptly, or, in some instances, when ... More


The Hand of Fate: On Mourning the Death of a Patient

Anne J. Adelman

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the author describes the painful and complicated mourning following the unexpected and sudden death of her patient. She takes the reader through the process of coming to know and ... More


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