Year: 1971 Source: Psychiatric Quarterly, v.45, (1971), p.255-273 SIEC No: 19820556

This paper describes the problem of pathological grief reaction, & reports techniques used to resolve it. The mechanism of splitting is used to help the patient re-evaluate reality. The focus is a strong emphasis on explanations & interpretations made by the therapist, & the meanings which the patient has condensed into the loss. (GW)