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ERIC Number: ED184020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Saying Good-by: An Example of Using a Good-by Technique and Concomitant Psychodrama in the Resolving of Family Grief.
Kaminski, Robert C.
A structured technique for saying "good-bye," or terminating a relationship, an important aspect of the therapeutic relationship, is presented. It consists of three distinct phases that are all dynamically interrelated, and can also be structured into separation caused by death. The technique is described in terms of three specific areas on which the patient is asked to elaborate: (1) what she/he has learned or remembers about the other person in the relationship; (2) a statement to the other person as to whether or not she/he will be missed; and (3) the actual saying of good-bye to each other. This technique has been implemented within a family coping with the suicide death of a husband/father, and utilizes the modality of a psychodrama to complete the grief therapy. The text of the three-phase psychodrama (warm-up, action, and post discussion) is included. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Psychodrama