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Bereavement therapy with adolescents: facilitating a process of spiritual growth

Publication year
2008
Author(s)
Leighton, S.
Pages
24-34
Volume
21
Number
1

TOPIC: Bereavement therapy as a catalyst for spiritual growth. PURPOSE: This study aims to review the literature and reflect on the bereavement therapy undertaken with two adolescents who had been bereaved during childhood. SOURCES: Research articles and books identified through a combination of electronic and manual searches. CONCLUSIONS: It would appear that grief therapy could facilitate spiritual growth in such circumstances. Further in-depth studies are required to identify how typical or atypical this experience is, and to contribute to the evidence base for working with bereaved children and adolescents.

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