The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

From an Individualist to a Relational Model of Grief

From an Individualist to a Relational Model of Grief

From an individualist to a relational model of grief
Lorraine Hedtke

For the last one hundred years, modern grief psychology has been dominated by a realist model focusing mostly on individual experience after a person dies, which privileges the physical experiences of events. This has meant grief has often been constructed to focus on the somatic as well as the implications for the psyche of the absence of the deceased person's body. The focus of what is ‘real’ has had emotional ramifications in modern grief psychology, encouraging people to find ‘closure’, so they can move on from the relationship in an efficient and practical fashion. The overarching themes built in to modern grief ...

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