Year: 1990 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.157, (September 1990), p.373-383 SIEC No: 19910076

Published accounts of behavioral interventions for grief have relied on exposure & habituation to grief cues as the primary strategy. The author asserts that this approach is excesseively narrow, & does not adequately confront the challenges posed by bereavement. Many people cope with a bereavement by themselves, & intervention may well be counterproductive. The author presents an alternative method of cognitive behavioral intervention, following models for depression/anxiety. (VM)