Bloomington, IN, March 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- New Book a Valuable Guide for Dealing with Sibling Death.
Author Helps Survivors and Professionals Understand the Best Methods for Coping.
The loss of a sibling at any age is a traumatic experience – one that can cause profound grief for decades. Sibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother (published by iUniverse) by P. Gill White, Ph.D. is a poignant work about the unique grief associated with sibling death and the steps survivors can take to ease their turmoil.
Having lost a 13-year-old sister to cancer when she was 15, White has firsthand knowledge of this bereavement. It opened her eyes to the lack of professional services related to this type of loss. Since becoming a counselor herself and launching The Sibling Connection web site for those who have lost a brother or sister, she has made significant headway in the task of counseling those in this situation.
By drawing on her professional work, her interactions with countless survivors through The Sibling Connection and her own experiences with this type of loss, White has written an exceptionally informative book for both professional counselors and those grieving the death of a sibling.
Individual chapters touch on losing sibling in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. She walks reader through “five healing tasks” of grief and gives step-by-step ways to work though complex emotions. White balances the intellectual approach with creative methods by detailing how creativity can play a role in the healing process, as well as offering simple explanations of the latest scientific research about the effects of a sibling’s death. She includes a discussion on the long-term effects of sibling loss and the factors that influence one’s reaction to it.
Hailed as a valuable addition to the body of work on the market today about this subject, Sibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother provides guidance to the grieving and lessons for those professionals helping them work through such a difficult ordeal.
“Dr. White has done an outstanding job of writing on a much-needed subject within the bereavement community, sibling grief,” writes Patricia L. Moser, president of Bereaved Parents of the USA. “As siblings sadly are often the ‘forgotten’ grievers when the death of their brother or sister occurs, a book such as this is greatly needed. Dr. White’s insights and experiences as both a bereaved sibling herself and as a sibling grief counselor are sure to be a great help to all who read her book.”
P. Gill White, Ph.D. is a counselor in private practice in St. Louis. She is the director of The Sibling Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides resources, counseling, education and consultation to bereaved siblings and those who work with them. Educated at the University of California and the University of Missouri, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, a National Board Certified counselor, and a diplomate in the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
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