With this book, John H. Harvey—widely acknowledged as a key founder of the field of loss and trauma—introduces this broad, interdisciplinary field to undergraduate and beginning graduate students. While many texts cover individual areas such as death and dying or stress and coping, none cover the diversity of loss events that Harvey does in this single volume. Perspectives on Loss and Trauma is the first undergraduate text to present major loss as an encompassing category that includes trauma, death and dying, and stress and coping. It reviews theory and research on the most challenging types of human loss and trauma:

death and dying; disease and injuries; war and violence; divorce and dissolution; unemployment and homelessness; the holocaust and genocide

Written in consideration of cross-cultural, international perspectives on loss, Perspectives on Loss and Trauma discusses relevant therapy approaches and emphasizes a story-telling approach to coping with major loss. It concludes with chapters on therapy and personal adjustment to loss, providing immediate applicability to counselors, therapists, social workers, and other human service professionals.

Perspectives on Personal Adjustment to Loss: An Integrative Commentary

Perspectives on Personal Adjustment to Loss: An Integrative Commentary

Perspectives on personal adjustment to loss: An integrative commentary

I am the sum of my commitments, or in other words, I am what I choose to stand up and be counted for, and those choices define me.

—Martin Buber

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and who spends himself in a worthy cause.

—Theodore Roosevelt

In this chapter, I present different perspectives aimed at common real world loss and trauma dilemmas and then some integrative comments focusing on principles of loss revealed across the different topics covered in this text. Much of this material derives from teaching ...

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