Terror, Trauma, and Bereavement: Implications for Theory and Therapy

Ruth Malkinson, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Eliezer Witztum

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    How is interpersonal loss incurred in a terror event similar and different from loss under non-terror conditions? Because terror and bereavement are located in the individual’s experience of the event, this has important implications for assessment and intervention. In the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (TTMoB), the relationship between life threat, symptomatic response, and the ongoing relationship to the deceased allow therapy to target difficulties in functioning as well as relationship to the deceased. Two case vignettes are presented to ground the discussion.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Trauma of Terrorism
    Subtitle of host publicationSharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781136747052
    StatePublished - 2005


    • Assumptive world
    • Bereavement
    • Loss
    • Traumatic grief
    • Two-track model of bereavement


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