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

Ruth Malkinson, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Eliezer Witztum

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages (from-to)467-477
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
    Volume10
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 31 May 2005

    Keywords

    • Assumptive world
    • Bereavement
    • Loss
    • Traumatic grief
    • Two-Track Model of Bereavement

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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