The experience of bereavement in childhood in the cognitive-behavioral treatment

Author/s Katia Aringolo, Laura Di Giunta
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/34 Language Italian
Pages 26 P. 79-104 File size 152 KB
DOI 10.3280/QPC2014-034006
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The present article highlights the main aspects of the relationship between parentally bereaved children and the survived caregivers, as well as the main aspects of the assessment and treatment of parentally bereaved children, in terms of aims, setting, therapeutic procedure, and strategies. A particular attention has been given to those specific aspects of the cognitive-behavioral treatment in childhood that can be considered as an adequate therapeutic framework to pursue the treatment of bereaved children. Moreover, an example of empirically based treatment for parentally bereaved children and adolescents (the Family Bereavement Program) is reported.

Keywords: Childhood grief, parentally bereaved children’s reactions, survived caregiver’s reactions, assessment and treatment in parentally bereaved children

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