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ERIC Number: EJ1018012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Grief Group: A University and Hospice Collaboration
O'Neill, Daniel; Fry, Michele
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n4 p430-432 Jul-Aug 2013
This report describes a joint effort of a community hospice and a university counseling center to provide a campus grief group for university students led by a hospice counselor and a counseling center clinical psychologist. Hospice provided a curriculum outlining topics and activities for each of the group's six meetings. Notices announcing the group were posted around campus and members of the Student Affairs Division were asked to identify potential group members and promote the group in the residence halls. Students were asked to telephone the Counseling Center prior to the first meeting, but walk-ins also were accepted. Group members were typically traditional-age college students (18-24 years), though a few nontraditional students also participated. Residential and off-campus students joined the groups in equal measure. All group members had experienced the loss of a close family member in the 2 years prior to beginning the group. Though students grieving an earlier loss would not have been turned away, the group seemed to appeal to students whose loss was more immediate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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