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Loss, trauma, and resilience : therapeutic work with ambiguous loss

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Series: Norton professional book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In Loss, Trauma, and Resilience, Boss, the principal theorist of the concept of ambiguous loss, offers new concepts and clincial practices for addressing this critical psychological experience that, in one form or another, touches all of our experiences of loss. -- from dust jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Boss
ISBN: 0393704491 9780393704495
OCLC Number: 61694912
Description: xxi, 251 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Carlos Sluzki --
Preface --
How to read this book --
Coming full circle --
Introduction : Loss and ambiguity --
The contextual view --
Ambiguous loss and traumatic stress --
The ambiguous loss model --
History of the research base --
The conceptual base : stress and resilience --
The training --
Needed research --
Conclusion --
pt. 1. The developing theory of ambiguous loss --
ch. 1. The psychological family --
LInking the psychological family with stress and resilience --
The psychological family and diversity --
Theoretical assumptions --
The ambiguity of absence and presence --
Conclusion --
ch. 2. Trauma and stress --
Expanding the repertoire for treatment --
Stress and trauma --
PTSD : a need for caution and collaboration with family therapy --
Critical incident stress debriefing : a need for caution and collaboration with family therapy --
Treatment and intervention. ch. 3. Resilience and health --
Definitions --
History and research update for clinicians --
Cautions about resiliency --
Principles for therapeutic treatment and preventive intervention --
Case study --
pt. 2. Therapeutic goals for treating ambiguous loss --
ch. 4. Finding meaning --
The search for meaning --
The phenomenology of meaning --
What helps find meaning? --
What hinders? --
Therapy methods and guidelines for finding meaning --
Conclusion --
ch. 5. Tempering mastery --
What is mastery? --
Theory base --
What helps temper mastery? --
What hinders? --
Therapy methods and guidelines for tempering mastery --
Conclusion --
ch. 6. Reconstructing identity --
Identity and ambiguous loss --
Social construction as a theory base --
What helps reconstruct identity? --
What hinders? --
Therapy methods and guidelines for reconstructing identity --
Conclusion. ch. 7. Normalizing ambivalence --
Ambiguity and ambivalence --
How does normalizing ambivalence relate to resilience? --
Theory base --
What helps normalize ambivalence? --
What hinders? --
Therapy methods and guidelines for normalizing ambivalence --
Conclusion --
ch. 8. Revising attachment --
Attachment and ambiguity --
Theoretical considerations of environmental problems and context --
What helps revise attachment? --
What hinders? --
Therapy methods and guidelines for revising attachment --
Conclusion --
ch. 9. Discovering hope --
Hope and ambiguous loss --
Theory base --
When hope helps --
When hope hinders --
Therapy methods and guidelines for discovering new hope --
Conclusion --
Epilogue : The self of the therapist --
The place to start --
Increasing our own comfort with ambiguity and loss --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Endnotes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Norton professional book.
Responsibility: Pauline Boss.

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