Kenneth Doka, Editor
When Ken Doka coined the phrase Disenfranchised Grief in his first book in 1989 he paved the way for a new understanding of grief when a loss is not openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned. Here in this new work he and twenty-four of his distinguished colleagues discuss new directions, challenges, and strategies for practice. Not only does Disenfranchised Grief go further in exploring the concept of disenfranchised grief it offers a wide range of understanding on which practitioners can base their practices and educational endeavors.
Readers of this book will find evidence of Doka's fine organizational abilities.
The book is divided into four sections:
1) Theoretical Overview,
2) Tools and Techniques for Clinical Interventions, >p>3) Illustrations of Practice and,
4) Education and Policy to Guide Disenfranchised Grief.
Pertinent new materials on suicide, homicide and AIDS as well as the salient information regarding grieving styles, family emphasis and a review of a decade of applications and research make Disenfranchised Grief an important book for counseling practitioners.
Paperback, 451 pages.