Interventions Of Children With Parents, Children, And Adolescents Mourning A Loss

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For this paper, I decided to look into interventions that had to deal with parents, children, and adolescents mourning a loss. The two sections I will be focusing on mostly are Encountering Resistance and Finding Meaning with one intervention from Rewriting Life Narratives. As a student in the School Counseling program, I want to focus on how I could better assist my adolescent students that have had a loss and parents that are grieving over a child. A school counselor’s duty is the safety and wellbeing of his or her students, in times when someone is grieving a counselor should be an extra support for parents.
Encountering Resistance:
“Is it Okay for You to be Okay?” by Therese A. Rando (38)
This intervention looks at clients in acute grief who appear to be “stuck” in their mourning. This intervention would be appropriate for parents who have lost a child. Acute grief is normal grief behaviors and symptoms that occur after a loss. After about six months acute grief transitions into integrated grief, the healing begins and one finds him or herself settling back into life (Zisook, S. and Shear, K. 2009). The intervention designed for mourners whom are not permitting themselves to be healthy until they decide it is acceptable. When a mourner is stuck, Rando states, “it can be useful to identify their resistance and explore its functioning” (Neimeyer, 2012, p. 149).
The counselor or therapist should explore and understand why this individual is stuck in their

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