Loss & Mourning CC 521-B
Instructor: Paul M Martin, PsyD
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Official Course Description:
The course examines the ubiquitous role of loss, grief and mourning in the human experience. Loss and mourning will be discussed from empirical, developmental, existential, and theoretical frameworks.
Worden, J. William (2009). Grief counseling and grief therapy: a handbook for the mental health practitioner (4th Ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Didion, J. (2005). A Year of Magical Thinking. Knopf: New York.
Guest, J. (1982). Ordinary People. Penguin: New York.
Required Class Readings:
Baumeister, R. F., Wotman, S. R. & Wotman, A. M. (1993). Unrequited love: On heartbreak, anger, guilt, scriptlessness and humiliation. Journal of personality and social psychology, 64, 377-394.
Becker, E. (1973). The Denial of Death. New York: Free Press Paperbacks
Beder, J. (2004). Loss of the assumptive world—How we deal with death and loss. Omega, 50, 255-265.
Boelen, P. A. (2006). Cognitive behavioral therapy for complicated grief: Theoretical underpinnings and case descriptions. Journal of loss and trauma, 11, 1-30.
Bonanno, G. A. & Kaltman, S. (1999). Toward and integrative perspective on bereavement. Psychological bulletin, 125, 760-776.
Bowlby, J. (1960). Processes of mourning. International journal of psychoanalysis, 42, 317-340.
Brown, E. J., Perlman, M. Y. & Goodman, R. F. (2004), Facing fears and sadness: Cognitive Behavioral therapy for childhood traumatic grief. Harvard review of psychiatry, 12, 187 -200.
Cochran, S. V. & Rabinowitz, F. E. (1996). Men, loss and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 33, 593-601
Drell, M., Fuchs, C., Fishel-Ingram, P., Greenberg, G. S., Griffies, S. & Morse, P. (2009). The clinical exchange: The girl who cried everyday for 3 years. Journal of psychotherapy integration, 19, 1-33.
Dugan, B. (2007). Loss of identity in disaster: How do you say goodbye to a home? Perspectives in psychiatric care, 43, 41-46.
Edmands, M. S. & Marcellino-Boisvert, D. (2002). Reflections on a rose: A story of loss and longing. Issues in mental health nursing, 23, 107-123.
Frankiel, R. V. (1994). Essential Papers on Object Loss. New York: New York University Press.
Freud, S. (1917/1953). Mourning and melancholia. In J. Strachey (Ed.) The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (vol. 14). London: Hogarth.
Garrett-Peters, R. (2009). “If I Don’t Have to Work Anymore, Who Am I?”: Job Loss and Collaborative Self-Concept Repair. Journey of Contemporary Ethnography, 38, 547-583.
Gillies, J. & Neimeyer, R. A. (2006). Loss, grief, and the search for significance: Toward a model of meaning reconstruction in bereavement. Journal of constructivist psychology, 19, 31-65.
Godress, J., Ozgul, S., Owen, C., & Foley Evans, L. (2004). Grief experiences of parents whose children suffer from mental illness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39, 88–94.
Goodman, R. F., Morgan, A.V., Juriga, S., & Brown, E. J. (2004). Letting the story unfold: A case study of client-centered therapy for childhood traumatic grief. Harvard review of psychiatry, 12, 199-212.
Herman, J. (1997). Trauma and recovery. New York: Basic Books.
Jacobs, S., Mazure, C. & Priogerson, H. (2000). Diagnostic criteria for traumatic grief. Death studies, 24, 185-199.
Johnston, L. B. & Jenkins, D. (2004). Coming out in mid-adulthood: Building a new identity. Journal of gay and lesbian social services, 16, 19-42.
Katz, R. S. & Genevay, B. (2002). Our patient, our families, ourselves: The impact of the professional’s emotional responses on end-of-life care. American Behavioral Scientist, 46, 327-341.
Kubler-Ross, E. (1969). On death and dying. Macmillian: New York.
Kyriakopoulos, A. T. (2008). Grief, salutogenesis, rituals and counselling: a multidimensional framework for working with the bereaved. European journal of psychotherapy and counselling, 4, 341-353.
Leming, M. R. & Dickinson, G. E. (1993). The grieving process. In G. Dickinson, M. Leming, A. Mermann, (Eds.) Dying, death and bereavement. Guilford, CT: Dushkin.
McCreight, B. S. (2004). A grief ignored: Narratives of pregnancy loss from a male perspective. Sociology of health and illness, 26, 326-350.
Mitchell, S. A. and Black, M.J. (1995). Freud and Beyond. New York. Basic Books.
Moos, N. L. (1995). An integrated model of grief. Death Studies, 19, 337-364.
Murray, J. A. (2001). Loss as a universal concept: A review of the literature to identify common aspects of the loss in diverse situations. Journal of loss and trauma, 6, 219-241.
Phillips, S. B. (2005). The role of the bereavement group in the face of 9/11: A self-psychology perceptive. International journal of group psychotherapy, 55, 507-526.
Pollock, G. (1989). The Mourning Process, the Creative Process, and the Creation.
Rado, T. A. (1985). Creating therapeutic rituals in the psychotherapy of the bereaved. Psychotherapy, 22, 236-240.
Rank, O. (1936). Will Therapy.
Regehr, C. & Sussman, T. (2004). Intersections Between Grief and Trauma: Toward an Empirically Based Model for Treating Traumatic Grief. Brief treatment and crisis intervention, 4, 289-310.
Shabad, P. (2007). Despair and the return of hope. Aronson: New York.
Shear, K., Frank, E., Houck, P.R. & Reynolds, C.F. (2005). Treatment of complicated grief: A randomized control trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 293, 2601-2608.
Stolorow, R.D. (1999). The phenomenology of trauma and the absolutism of everyday life: A personal journey. Psychoanalytic psychology, 16, 464-468.
Stroebe, M., Schut, H. & Stroebe, W. (2005). Attachment in coping with bereavement: A theoretical integration. Review of general psychology, 9, 48-66.
Yalom, I. (1989). Love’s executioner and other tales of psychotherapy.