Springer Publishing editor Sheri Sussman recently met with Dr. William Worden, author of the fourth edition of Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, at the 35th Annual Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) conference. Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy is the gold standard of grief therapy handbooks, receiving worldwide acclaim for its sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counseling. See what Dr. Worden has to say about how he got into the field, the four tasks of mourning, and the DSM-5’s categorization of complicated bereavement.


The Evolution of ADEC and How Dr. Worden Got Into the Field of Grief Counseling


The Four Tasks of Mourning from the Fourth Edition of Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy


The Evolution of the Field and the DSM-5’s Categorization of Complicated Bereavement


About the Book

In this updated and revised fourth edition of Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, the best of the new literature, and the vital distinction between grief and trauma. Comprehensive and highly organized, this text is useful to therapists just beginning to work in the field as well as seasoned practitioners.

About the Author

J. William Worden, PhD, ABPPis a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in California. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Child Bereavement Study, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Recipient of 5 major NIH grants, his research and clinical work over 40 years has centered on issues of life-threatening illness and life-threatening behavior.