Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement
A Guide for Social Workers
- Jeremy Weinstein - London South Bank University, UK
Death/Bereavement Counselling | Social Work Practice (General)
All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice.
Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films. The book explores:
• definitions and assessment of loss
• psychological aspects of loss and grief
• skills, methods and theories working with the individual
• families, support groups and communities
• avenues of support for social workers
• key themes of anti-discriminatory practice, evidence based practice and ethical awareness.
This invaluable skills-based book meets the training requirements for social workers and will be essential reading for students or practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice in working with loss, death and bereavement.
Jeremy Weinstein worked as a social worker prior to teaching at London South Bank University, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. Jeremy is an accredited trainer and gestalt psychotherapist with a small private practice offering therapy, supervision and consultation.
a good guide to working with this client group. The book consists of helpful exercises throughout
I will be adding this book to our reading list. For teachers it provides a number of scenarios and case studies which can be used as class activities. It also offers an analysis research in social work practice and at the end of every chapter offers suggestions for further reading. The book is set out nice and clearly and is easily to read. I would recommend it to anybody who needs to deliver the unit for future practitioners.
Simply fantastic. It is written with considerable insight and passion. The case examples provide rich learning. Accessible, thought provoking and challenging. Perfect!
good support tool for working with looked after children experiencing loss / bereavement
This textbook gaves good underatnding of the loss matter and how to work with people who going through bereavement process. recommednded to students and practitioners, who are supporting people dealing with their loss. Good reading.
An interesting and relevant book for social workers but was not appropriate for this particular module
This book will be a useful addition to the texts we use for the module.The illustrations, exercises and case studies add interest to the text. The book develops well from the outset.