Grief Counseling Perspectives and Grief Counseling Certifications
We have learned that no one single philosophy on grief is conclusive in understanding the process of grieving. Grief counseling as a science is continually evolving to new ideas that adapt or reshape older ones.
The article “The Five Stages of Grief Should Be Changed”, by Claire Smith states
“When Elisabeth Kübler-Ross debuted the five stages of grief in her book On Death and Dying, published in 1969, they were intended for people facing their own deaths. Kübler-Ross later went on to apply these same five stages to the bereaved, to people who had lost a loved one, but upon closer inspection, I’m not sure they work as well.”
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