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The ACGB Online Bookshop enables you to review and purchase a wide range of grief and bereavement resources. Orders will be shipped once payment has been received. For purchase and delivery-related enquires please contact the Centre on (03) 9265 2100 or contact us via email.

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If you know a child who has experienced the death of a parent, caregiver, sibling, grandparent or friend, you may have wondered how to support them. This guidebook presents simple, practical suggestions drawn from the experiences of thousands of grieving children and teens about what helps and what doesn’t. Learn what to expect from grieving children at different ages, how to provide safe outlets for children to express their thoughts and feelings, and how to support them during... Details
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Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing.

Author: Babette Rothschild
ISBN: 9780393706055
Theme: Therapy, Practice, Self Care, Self... Details
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As the largest national provider of grief and bereavement education, The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers high quality, evidence-informed education and training opportunities for health professionals, students, volunteers and other individuals or agencies looking to enhance grief and bereavement knowledge and practice.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement's Education programs and... Details
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The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) is a ten month, part-time course (310 hours) conducted in Mulgrave, Victoria. This course provides current and appropriate training and education in applied competencies and theoretical frameworks deemed essential for the provision of effective bereavement counselling and intervention.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and... Details
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Grief is a family affair. When a loved one dies, the distress reverberates throughout the immediate and extended family. Family therapy has long attended to issues of loss and grief, yet not as the dominant therapeutic paradigm. Bereavement Care for Families changes that: it is a practical resource that draws upon the evidence supporting family approaches to bereavement care and also provides clinically oriented, strategic guidance on how to incorporate family approaches into... Details
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Bereavement Support Groups: Breathing Life into Stories of the Dead fills the gap between the challenges to conventional grief psychology and the practice of bereavement counselling. It offers a structured guide for facilitating bereavement support groups, but is intended as more than a simple ‘how to’ book. The book shows how to utilise the metaphorical presence of the deceased, accessed through stories, actions and rituals, to affirm the relationship with the deceased as... Details
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Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life, 4th Edition recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement, but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience. Long recognised as the authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic, including traumatic loss, disasters and complicated... Details
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Caregiver Stress and Staff Support in Illness, Dying, and Bereavement discusses the challenge of finding a balance between the support needs of patients, families and staff, and the resources available. With contributions from practitioners and researchers from around the world, this book recognises that palliative care today is being provided in many different settings and that there may be wide variations in the way individuals and organisations identify and manage the... Details
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Drawing upon extensive interviews and assessments of school-age children who have lost a parent to death, Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies offers a richly textured portrait of the mourning process in children. The volume presents major findings from the Harvard Child Bereavement Study and places them in the context of previous research, providing insights on both the wide range of normal variation in children's experience of grief and the factors that put bereaved... Details
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Children struggling with death-related issues require care and competent assistance from the adults around them. Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement and Coping serves as a guide for care providers who seek to understand and help children as they attempt to cope with loss, as it comprehensively discusses death and grieving within the context of the physical, emotional, social, behavioural, spiritual, and cognitive changes that children experience while coping with... Details
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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. In Cognitive Grief Therapy: Constructing Meaning in Life Following a Loss Malkinson shows professionals how to achieve these aims in the context of brief cognitive therapy with individuals, couples and families.

Author: Ruth Malkinson
ISBN:... Details
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Compassion: The Essence of Palliative Care and End of Life Care is focused on exploring aspects of the lived experience of compassion through the narrative accounts of some of the most inspirational clinicians working in palliative care globally. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of... Details
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How can complicated grief be defined? How does it differ from normal patterns of grief and grieving? Who among the bereaved is particularly at risk? Can clinical intervention reduce complications? Complicated Grief: Scientific Foundations for Health Professionals provides a balanced, up-to-date, state-of- the-art account of the scientific foundations surrounding the topic of complicated grief. In this book, Stroebe, Schut and van den Bout address the basic questions about the ... Details
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Counting Our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life is a valuable resource for clinicians working with clients dealing with non-death, non-finite, and ambiguous losses in their lives. It explores adjustment to change, transition, and loss. Issues of infertility, aging, chronic illnesses and degenerative conditions, divorce and separation, immigration, adoption, loss of beliefs, and loss of employment are approached from an experiential perspective ... Details
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For some, life’s introduction to death and grief comes early, and when it does it can take many forms. In seamless, jargon-free language, Balk brings readers up to date with what we know about adolescent development. Clinicians will come away from this book with both a grounded understanding of adolescent development and the adolescent experience of death, and they’ll also gain specific tools for helping adolescents cope with death and grief on their own terms. ... Details
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Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs fills a gap in our scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of parents surviving a child’s traumatic death or suicide. It explores how bereavement difficulties can be exacerbated by stigmatisation, the failure... Details
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Ethical Practice in Grief Counselling is essential reading for grief counsellors, mental health clinicians, death educators, hospice workers, clergy, funeral directors, and social workers. Grief counsellors are confronted daily with a host of serious ethical dilemmas, some so critical that they can drastically change the course of a counsellor's practice and career. This practical and authoritative guide serves as a comprehensive handbook for navigating the difficult ethical... Details
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Family, friends, co-workers and the community can be impacted in many different ways following a suicide. This edited volume addresses the need for an up-to-date, professionally oriented summary of the clinical and research literature on the impact of suicide bereavement on survivors. Geared towards mental health professionals, grief counsellors and others who work in the field, topics in Grief After Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors include... Details
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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice is an authoritative guide to the major themes in bereavement. Chapters synthesise research-based conceptualisation and clinical wisdom across twelve of the most important topics in the field, including the implementation of specific models in clinical practice, family therapy for bereavement, complicated grief, spirituality, and more. The volume's contributors come from around the world, and their... Details
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Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning is a comprehensive volume that offers pragmatic and creative suggestions to assist individuals in recovery from loss. Readers will enjoy user-friendly chapters on a variety of methods that can be applied to work with people of all ages. In particular, the authors encourage all helping professionals to use experiential interventions to assist clients in moving from survivors to thrivers. For professionals seeking to... Details
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Grief and the Healing Arts: Creativity as Therapy is collection of essays, poems and stories, illustrated with drawings and photographs, examines grief from several perspectives.
This rich and varied collection is a valuable resource of information about how to achieve healing through art, music, photography, therapeutic touch, drama, poetry, movies, puppets and the natural world.
This anthology of techniques and resources should be on the shelf of all... Details
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Worden presents the highly anticipated fourth edition to Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, the gold standard of grief therapy handbooks. The previous editions, translated into 12 languages, received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counselling. In this updated and revised fourth edition, Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement, drawn from extensive research,... Details
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This updated second edition explains children's understanding of death at different ages and gives a detailed outline of how the adults around them can best help them cope. Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults, 2nd Edition deals with a range of common physical and psychological responses and describes the methods of approaching grief in children that have been shown to work best. Guidance is provided on how loss should be handled at school, when it is appropriate to... Details
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In Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Mourn, Revised Edition, Doka and Martin elaborate on their conceptual model of ‘styles or patterns of grieving’ – a model that has generated both research and acceptance since the publication of the first edition in 1999. Doka and Martin explore different ways that individuals grieve, noting that gender is only one factor that affects an individual’s style or pattern of grief.

Author:Kenneth L. ... Details
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Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a scholarly work of social criticism, richly grounded in personal experience, evocative case studies, and current multicultural and sociocultural theories and research. It is also consistently practical and reflective, challenging readers to think through responses to ethically complex scenarios. This handbook is an important addition to many fields of practice because of the social... Details