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What is the best way to treat a client with unresolved grief over the loss of their child?

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Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Unresolved grief: Losing a child is one of the hardest losses to endure. Treatment must include a screening to rule out depression subsequent to the unresolved grief. The client should be helped to understand the normal processes of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, before getting to the difficult but achievable state of acceptance. Treatment may include group work with others who share loss of a child.

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