Award Date

5-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Counselor Education

First Committee Member

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, Chair

Second Committee Member

William Cross

Third Committee Member

Larry Ashley

Graduate Faculty Representative

Paul Jones

Number of Pages

68

Abstract

The scope of this research serves to aid in the understanding and counseling of survivors of loved ones who have committed suicide. This study will examine the phenomenon of survivors; specifically, what occurs as survivors move through the experience of grief and loss, as well as their individual grieving processes. The grieving process of those who deal with suicidal deaths of loved ones will be examined. Themes that emerge within the experiences of the participants will be identified and examined. Further, recommendations for the clinical practice of current and future counselors for work with suicide survivors will be suggested. Recommendations for further research will also be offered.

Keywords

Grief – Psychological aspects; Loss (Psychology); Suicide

Disciplines

Clinical Psychology | Counseling Psychology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Psychology

Language

English


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