WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING?

PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Most bereavement counselling services are modeled after Grief   Groups, established in New York City in  the mid-seventies.  Groups  of bereaved people meet for three months, one  and a half hours each week, under the direction of a professionally trained counsellor. Each group is composed of members who have experienced a similar loss, such as the loss of a parent, or loss of a spouse. The groups provide  members with role models; those who have endured the same trauma.

Each meeting has a different agenda.During the first month,emphasis is placed on educating members about the bereavement process and     the stages of grief. The second month meetings are particularly  concerned withpermitting the ventilation of feelings in a safe environment. Alliances within the group develop at this time.   Meetings during the last month focus onfuture-oriented issues, such as values clarification and goals.

Occasionally, the leader will suggest specific assignments at strategic…

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