Narrative reconstruction therapy for prolonged grief disorder: Basic interventions and mechanisms of change

Gali Elinger, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Yael Bar-Shachar, Tuvia Peri

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Abstract

Narrative reconstruction is a time-limited integrative therapy, originally developed in the context of post-traumatic stress disorder and adjusted for the treatment of prolonged grief disorder (PGD). It consists of exposure to the loss memory and narrating a detailed written reconstruction of it. In this paper, we describe narrative reconstruction interventions and modifications for the treatment of PGD as well as the underlying mechanisms of change including integration of the loss episode into the life narrative. A case demonstration of narrative reconstruction with a patient with PGD presented for illustration and the integrative nature of narrative reconstruction for PGD is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1093
Number of pages12
JournalDeath Studies
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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