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Book review: Counselling Adolescents Through Loss, Grief and Trauma

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Counselling Adolescents Through Loss, Grief and Trauma

Pamela Malone | Routledge | 24.99 | 168pp | ISBN: 9780415857055

Adolescents experience loss, grief and trauma in many forms and more often than adults recognise. Their responses are different from those of children and adults. In addition, adolescents can struggle to share their experiences or express emotions , which in turn making it difficult for others to support them.

This comprehensive book explores the depths and meaning of loss, grief and trauma for adolescents, and how these affect their lives. It addresses the experience of loss through the death of loved ones and non-death loss.

Through stories it uncovers valuable and helpful ways to understand and support adolescents. It also recognises the different response of those in early adolescence and late adolescence in relation to their emotional, cognitive, social and physical development.

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Counselling Adolescents Through Loss, Grief and Trauma

Pamela Malone | Routledge | £24.99 | 168pp | ISBN: 9780415857055

Counselling Adolescents Through Loss Grief and Trauma

Adolescents experience loss, grief and trauma in many forms and more often than adults recognise. Their responses are different from those of children and adults. In addition, adolescents can struggle to share their experiences or express emotions , which in turn making it difficult for others to support them.

This comprehensive book explores the depths and meaning of loss, grief and trauma for adolescents, and how these affect their lives. It addresses the experience of loss through the death of loved ones and non-death loss.

Through stories it uncovers valuable and helpful ways to understand and support adolescents. It also recognises the different response of those in early adolescence and late adolescence in relation to their emotional, cognitive, social and physical development.

The author outlines an adolescent grief and loss group model that proposes the incorporation of therapeutic and mutual aid processes in sessions.

The book offers a guide to those working with adolescents as they try to navigate and make sense of the loss and grief experience in their lives. I recommend it for nurses and anyone working with adolescents as a useful library resource.

Reviewed by Helen Bennett, director of care, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Maidenhead, Berkshire

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