by Robert Neimeyer
In Lessons of Loss, Robert Neimeyer, professor/clinician, the Department of Psychology, the University of Memphis, presents a meaning-making model of loss and grief. In this view, loss forces the unbidden exploration of a new, if initially painful world. Neimeyer relates that the conscious journey of grief is fraught by challenges and choice: Individuals make their way in unique patterns in hopes of regaining lives not only coherent but meaningful.
Neimeyer's experiences have shown him that grief can be an active and transformative process. In coming to this conclusion he has built on the extensive theoretical research that grounds his chosen field. Lessons In Loss builds on complex ideas to present a fresh, concise, model that clinicians can consider as they journey alongside those whose lives, once shattered, are journeying a new path to gain lives with hope.
Paperback, 214 pages.