Searching for the meaning of meaning: Grief therapy and the process of reconstruction

Title

Searching for the meaning of meaning: Grief therapy and the process of reconstruction

Creator

Neimeyer RA

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2000

Subject

Grief; Death; Counseling; Time; bereavement; knowledge; Meaning

Description

A comprehensive quantitative review of published randomized controlled outcome studies of grief counseling and therapy suggests that such interventions are typically ineffective, and perhaps even deleterious, at least for persons experiences a normal bereavement. On the other hand, there is some evidence that grief therapy is more beneficial and safer for those who have been traumatically bereaved. Beginning with this sobering appraisal, this article considers the findings of C. G. Davis, C. B. Wortman, D. R. Lehman, and R. C. Silver (this issue) and their implications for a meaning reconstruction approach to grief therapy, arguing that an expanded conception of meaning is necessary to provide a stronger basis for clinical intervention.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

541-558

Volume

24

Citation

Neimeyer RA, “Searching for the meaning of meaning: Grief therapy and the process of reconstruction,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12089.

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