The Effectiveness of Group Therapy in Decreasing Symptoms of Depression in Children Experiencing Loss/Grief.

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Pilato, Elena M
grief therapy; counseling; children; Student Counseling and Personnel Services
thesis / dissertation description
An opening to the topic of children experiencing grief and loss is introduced. Definitions of loss, grief, bereavement, reconciliation, and mourning are described. Examples of grief and loss that children experience are outlined, such as death of a parent, death of grandparent, death of a sibling, death of a pet, and divorce. Everyday losses, such as having a new baby in the family, moving to a new home, and parent incarceration are also explained. A section on depression is discussed, following interventions for children dealing with grief and loss. A closing of the literature review is summarized. Lastly, sections on method, results, and discussion are concluded.