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Guest Dr. Deb Bernstein (drdebbernstein.com) endured the loss of her young brother, her young romantic love and most recently both her mother and father.  As a clinical psychologist she has specialized in grief through research and through her 35 year private practice in Warwick, NY.  

In this episode Dr. Deb and I discuss the following and more:  

  •  The many and varied symptoms of acute grief and how long it lasts
  •  How our relationship with the deceased affects our grief, such as when we have mixed feelings about them
  •  How Elizabeth Kubler-Ross apologized about how her “Stages of Grief” were misconstrued
  •  How to respond to a grieving friend
  •  Strategies for coping

Some books and authors we brought up in our conversation include: 

When the Bough Breaks:  Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter  by Judith R. Bernstein, Ph.D.

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fifth Edition:  A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner  by J. William Worden PhD

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss by George A. Bonanno Ph.D.



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