Year: 1991 Source: Death Studies, v.15, no.5, (September-October 1991), p. 481-497 SIEC No: 19910942

Client’s drawings can serve 4 basic functions in bereavement counseling: they may provide a channel for cathartic release of grief; a focus for clients’ reflections on the dimensions of their losses; a means of identifying unexpressed conflicts associated with the losses; & possibly a source of information of diagnostic value. The potential benefits & limitaations of this therapy are surveyed & it is suggested that these techniques could have a place in the skills of the eclectic counselor.