ERIC Number: EJ844360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
When Clients Die: Using Storytelling, Journaling and Correspondence in Times of Loss
Scofield, Thomas R.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n3-4 p25-39 2005
The contexts of loss are as numerous as they are varied. This article reflects upon loss within the context of the helping relationship and illustrates how storytelling, journaling, and correspondence can be used to process the experience of a counselor's loss. The richness of personal accounts, interwoven and connected, provides voice and place to the experience of the deceased and their loved ones. Through such a process, the counselor is assisted toward an integrative healing intervention that can be used to work through their shattered dreams following the death of their clients.
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Coping, Stress Management, Story Telling, Counselors, Grief, Journal Writing, Intervention, Personal Narratives, Figurative Language, Psychological Patterns
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