Adaptation to Loss through Short-Term Group Psychotherapy (Hardcover)

By William E. Piper, PhD, Mary McCallum, Hassan F.A. Azim

The Guilford Press, 9780898627961, 219pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 1992

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While the loss of a loved one through either death, separation, or divorce is a normal human experience, it can arouse underlying conflicts that trigger pathological reactions. For clinicians working with individuals who suffer from such pathological grief, this volume integrates theory, practice, and research to describe a time-limited, interpretive group therapy approach. Demonstrated to be successful in a large-scale controlled clinical trial, the approach provides an innovative alternative to such traditional forms of treatment as individual psychotherapy or group counseling.

About the Author

William E. Piper, Ph.D. is Professor and Co-director of the Psychotherapy Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta. He is also Associate Director of the Program Evaluation and Research in the Division of External Psychiatric Services, University of Alberta Hospitals.

Praise For Adaptation to Loss through Short-Term Group Psychotherapy

"Piper and his colleagues have written a thoughtful and important book that addresses many of the central issues in brief group therapy....Succeeds notably in presenting many of the important theoretical, conceptual, and research aspects of short term group therapy."

— International Journal of Group Psychotherapy