In Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition Geraldine Humphrey and David Zimpfer take readers step-by-step through the skills needed to facilitate the process of grief, initiate healing, and promote a sense of growth. Providing a firm theoretical base, the authors discuss the concepts and categories of attachment, loss, and grief. Carefully chosen case examples are included throughout and specific attention is paid to ethics and to the possible need for referral.
Chapter 5: Group Counselling
Group counselling offers an excellent choice for therapeutic intervention. It is not the intention to recommend groups over individual counselling; rather, the intention is to highlight some of the contributions of group counselling in general, to discuss specific features of grief groups, and to outline various components of the sessions of structured groups that can facilitate the process of grief counselling.
Therapeutic Factors in Groups
A group is a representation of the family and community to which individuals belong. Issues that emerge in a group often have origins in past and present family and community relationships. Often the dynamics of interpersonal relationships are not on a conscious level of awareness. For many, the group experience will offer the initial experience of personal insight into ...