Living Beyond Loss, 2nd Edition
Living Beyond Loss 2nd Edition, W. W. Norton, 2004. By Froma Walsh & Monica McGoldrick
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This is the authoritative volume on the impact of death on the family system, edited by Froma Walsh and Monica McGoldrick. A landmark book, the authors’ clinical framework identifies variables that heighten risk for individual, couple, and family dysfunction and describes key processes that foster healing and growth. Chapters by leading authorities reveal how family responds to loss affects all members and their relationships across the life cycle and the generations. Chapters address topics including: spirituality, gender, suicide, unacknowledged and stigmatized losses, traumatic deaths, and resilience based approaches to family and community recovery from major disasters. Prominent family therapists offer poignant reflections on their own legacies of loss. Case illustrations address a wide range of loss situations, show their ripple effects, and suggest ways to address hidden losses when other symptoms are presented. Therapists and counselors will find their own lives and practices deeply enriched by this text. Therapeutic guidelines are offered for resolving long-term complications.
“Death ends a life, but not a relationship, which struggles on in the survivors’ minds, seeking some resolution which it may never find.”
–I Never Sang For My Father, Robert Anderson