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ERIC Number: EJ855674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Integrating Buddhist Psychology into Grief Counseling
Wada, Kaori; Park, Jeeseon
Death Studies, v33 n7 p657-683 2009
The field of grief counseling has yet to see an integration of Buddhist psychology. Drawing on Buddhist psychology literature and Western models of grief, this article explores possible integrations of two approaches. To lay the foundation for this discussion, the authors introduced a brief overview of the history of Buddhism as well as a Buddhist conception of death and other relevant Buddhist concepts. Integrations of Buddhist psychology and Western models of grief are explored within the context of death and grief as part of life, grief as a process, balancing doing and being, and an interpersonal approach to grief counseling. Application of the Buddhist approach for individual and group practice was illustrated, followed by a cautionary note on the caveats of integrating two approaches. The article ends with a discussion on the implications of the Buddhist approach for counselor self-care. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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