In this course, Dr. Vanessa McGann gives you an up-close feel of what grief work can be like with the stories of three case examples, expanded on with discussion of contrasted similarities and differences in clients’ stories, their grief trajectories, approaches which may help, and considerations for support and postvention.
About this course
In this course, Dr. Vanessa McGann, Ph.D., thoroughly describes three case studies of people bereaved by suicide, the clients’ framing of their presenting issues, and their challenges in doing the grief work. The ultimate outcome of the therapeutic work in each case is noted. Building on that illustrative base, McGann discusses variables which herald similarities and differences in clients’ stories, the possible grief trajectories they may be on, and the interwoven approaches which may enrich suicide bereavement work. She outlines which sorts of support may be helpful and identifies the issues arising in postvention.