Year: 1977 Source: Journal of Marriage and Family Counseling, v.3, no.2, (1977), p.35-42 SIEC No: 19841191

Describes the treatment of a family following the death by suicide of its principal male figure. Working with the family group allowed a direct observation of the mourning processes of the various family members. In particular, the identified child patient’s attempts to keep the memory of the lost object alive became an obstacle to a natural resolution for her mother’s mourning of that same loss.