Year: 1981 Source: Personnel and Guidance Journal, v.59, no.6, (1981), p.335-338 SIEC No: 19820339

This article examines how humans deal with loss. In all loss, the severity of trauma depends on the degree to which the reality system is attacked. Each loss that becomes a challenge to our reality system affords us a rehearsal or preparation for future losses. Implications for counseling bereaved persons are also discussed. In assisting clients to effectively reconstitute their lives, the counselor should help reestablish the client’s reality system by assessing the client’sneeds.