Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement

The journal Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, published by the Centre in-house since 1998, encompasses both academic and applied aspects of grief and bereavement and is a ranked journal with the Australian Research Council as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.

Past contributors have included Robert A. Neimeyer, Colin Murray Parkes, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ruth Malkinson, John R. Jordan, Margaret Stroebe, Henk Schut, J. William Worden, Kenneth J. Doka, George A. Bonnano, Holly G. Prigerson, Cecilia L. W. Chan, David E. Balk, Phyllis S. Kosminsky and many more.

The journal is published three times annually in May, August and December, with a central theme for each issue.

The journal will be of great benefit to mental health practitioners, tertiary institutions, teaching organisations and occupations related to loss and grief. 

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Current Edition


Volume 20, Issue 1, 2017

Grief Matters The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, Grief Loss and Creativity

Editor: Christopher Hall

Musical Grief in Serious Illness and Bereavement
Clare O'Callaghan

Creating a Resilience Cloak in the Wake of Traumatic Bereavement
Diana C. Sands

Giving Grief Words: The Power of Naming and Storytelling
Ted Bowman

Mindful Creativity and Expression Therapies: A Bridge to Discovering the Collateral Beauty in Bereavement
Michal deWilloughby