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Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart (Paperback)
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Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart (Paperback)

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Paperback 170 Pages / Published: 14/02/2018
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Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart places loss and mourning at the center of the divorce experience and details how therapists can facilitate mourning through individual therapy and through interventions with parents. The book offers detailed clinical vignettes to illuminate family members' reactions to divorce and to highlight interventions. Ehrlich also explores how failures of mourning in response to divorce create difficulties for people, including bitter, high-conflict divorces. He examines how therapists can intervene more effectively with difficult divorces and avoid ethical and clinical pitfalls. In addition, the book examines the very strong feelings that divorce elicits in therapists and how to deal with these constructively.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442236660
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 12 mm


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Parents and children almost always suffer during a divorce. Each member of the family experiences disturbing feelings of separation and loss in the divorce process. Joshua Ehrlich has called upon his extensive clinical experience with the emotional challenges faced by children, adolescents, their adult parents, and their therapists in dealing with the separation and mourning process that always accompanies divorce. Although this book was designed primarily with therapists in mind, it serves as a thoughtful and wonderful addition to the literature and experience that child therapists, adult therapists, mediators, attorneys, and judges call upon when working with families who are experiencing divorce, especially high conflict divorce. I expect to both use and share Ehrlich's helpful insights and clinical experience, all of which are beautifully distilled in this thoughtful and sharply focused book. -- Elissa P. Benedek M.D., author of How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce
Joshua Ehrlich offers a rich and evocative framework for understanding why and how it can be so hard for people to deal effectively with the pain and loss of divorce. In the context of the operation of defenses that interfere with mourning, he shares with the reader his wide experience of the many forms such troubles take, and suggests effective interventions. This book is an excellent resource for clinicians working with patients of all ages in varied roles and settings. -- Kerry Kelly Novick, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, author of "Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work"
Mental health providers searching for a comprehensive text on how to work with families dealing with divorce will find this book invaluable. . . [The author] weaves together in a very comprehensible fashion psychoanalytic concepts with current research to provide a picture of the complexities of divorce and best practices for the field. . . . Overall, therapists searching for a comprehensive primer on assisting clients with divorce will find this book extremely helpful. Ehrlich gracefully interlaces the intricate issues that arise when marriages end with helpful therapeutic suggestions for both adults and children. Replete with poignant clinical vignettes, Ehrlich weaves current thinking from researchers with practical suggestions for clinicians working with divorcing couples and families to produce a text useful to clinicians in the field. * Omega - Journal of Death and Dying *
Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart, offers an important focus for understanding divorce difficulties. . . .[T]he 12 chapters address various issues-stresses between parents and children, entanglements of ex-spouses, and intervention using different treatment formats-Ehrlich analyzes the central problem, regardless of its manifestation. . . .Throughout, the relevant case vignettes presented are helpful. . . .[T]he tight structure and focused content of the book can promote learning, in particular for certain audiences. * PsycCRITIQUES *
Parents and children almost always suffer during a divorce. Each member of the family experiences disturbing feelings of separation and loss in the divorce process. Joshua Ehrlich has called upon his extensive clinical experience with the emotional challenges faced by children, adolescents, their adult parents, and their therapists in dealing with the separation and mourning process that always accompanies divorce. Although this book was designed primarily with therapists in mind, it serves as a thoughtful and wonderful addition to the literature and experience that child therapists, adult therapists, mediators, attorneys, and judges call upon when working with families who are experiencing divorce, especially high conflict divorce. I expect to both use and share Ehrlich's helpful insights and clinical experience, all of which are beautifully distilled in this thoughtful and sharply focused book. -- Elissa P. Benedek M.D., author of How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce
Joshua Ehrlich offers a rich and evocative framework for understanding why and how it can be so hard for people to deal effectively with the pain and loss of divorce. In the context of the operation of defenses that interfere with mourning, he shares with the reader his wide experience of the many forms such troubles take, and suggests effective interventions. This book is an excellent resource for clinicians working with patients of all ages in varied roles and settings. -- Kerry Kelly Novick, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, author of "Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work"
Any therapist who has treated children whose parents are navigating through a stormy divorce or its aftermath knows how challenging such work can be. This book provides a clear road map for therapists working their way through the minefield of rage and sadness that divorcing parents and their children too often experience. Focusing on the theme that intense divorce conflict often flows from problems in mourning the losses that divorce represents, Dr. Ehrlich weaves theory and striking case examples together to provide understanding and specific suggestions that will be enormously helpful to anyone trying to help parents and children achieve a satisfying outcome. -- Peter Ash, MD, Emory University, editor of "Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health"
Overall, therapists searching for a comprehensive primer on assisting clients with divorce will find this book extremely helpful. Ehrlich gracefully interlaces the intricate issues that arise when marriages end with helpful therapeutic suggestions for both adults and children. Replete with poignant clinical vignettes, Ehrlich weaves current thinking from researchers with practical suggestions for clinicians working with divorcing couples and families to produce a text useful to clinicians in the field. -- Claudia Lingertat-Putnam, The College of Saint Rose

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