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Written by a key founder in the field of loss and trauma, this is the first book to bring together the twin fields of loss and trauma. It: * reviews theory and research on a sampling of loss and trauma phenomena that include losses due to the death of close others, divorce and dissolution, losses due to disease processes and injuries, losses due to unemployment and homelessness, war and violence, and the Holocaust and genocide * discusses relevant therapy approaches and emphasizes a story-telling approach to coping with major loss * contains scores of stories of persons confronting stress and of the courage displayed by so many in the face of profound loss in their personal lives * includes consideration of cross-cultural, international perspectives on loss, exploring both universal and individual characteristics of different groups
John H. Harvey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. Formerly, he taught at Vanderbilt, Ohio State, and Texas Tech Universities and was Educational Affairs Officer at the American Psychological Association (APA) from 1981 to 1982. He is a social psychologist specializing in the study of close relationships, attribution and account making, and loss and trauma phenomena. He is a Fellow of Division 8 of the APA and was a Fulbright Research Fellow studying loss in Romania in the spring of 1998. He has authored and/or edited over 20 books and has published 130 articles and chapters. He was editor of "Contemporary Psychology" from 1992 to 1998 and was founding editor of the "Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology" and the "Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss." With Sage, he published the book "Perspectives on Loss and Trauma: Assaults on the Self" in 2002.