Dying, Death and Grief: Working with Adult Bereavement


Dying, Death and Grief brings together new research that integrates sociological and anthropological theories as well as psychological ones. It also addresses areas frequently overlooked in bereavement counselling, including the spiritual and cultural dimensions of grief. In addition it demonstrates how as counsellors and supporters of those who have experienced loss, we can use creativity and dreamwork to extend our repertoire of helping techniques.

Full of common sense, wisdom and warmth… it is a book about theories and skills, which is unique.
Pam Firth, Isabel Hospice, Head of Family Support and Deputy Director Hospice Services

The term ‘grief counselling ‘ has been  bandied about for several decades. Brenda Mallon gives the term definition in a way no one has done before. If you are new to counselling the  bereaved this book is the best introduction I have seen. If you are an experienced grief counsellor, this should be the next book you read.
Professor Dennis Klass, leading researcher on bereavement, Webster University, USA

I enjoyed reading this book. It is a very refreshing down to earth text that examines theory and research without becoming an academic tome…The book  covers a wide range of skills from bereavement support to the importance of dreams.
Dr John Costello, Head of Primary Care, University of Manchester

Sage: 2008
ISBN 9781412934145