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Core Strategies for Treating Traumatic Bereavement

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The sudden, traumatic death of a loved one poses survivors with challenging demands.

Drawing on cutting-edge information from the fields of psychology, thanatology, and traumatology, Dr. Rando dissects the complex and often misunderstood experience of traumatic bereavement, explicates its dynamics, and provides 12 essential core strategies for effective clinical intervention after a death from an accident, disaster, suicide, homicide, terrorism, or war.


  • How loss and trauma complicate mourning
  • At least 6 high-risk factors making any death traumatic
  • Five common survivor concerns after traumatic death
  • At least three unique treatment issues for each of the four types of traumatic death
  • Five core strategies for treating traumatic bereavement
  • The components to master personal traumatization
  • The four steps in meaning reconstruction


Foundational Concepts

  • Loss, Shattered Assumptions & Grief
  • Mourning & the six ?R? processes
  • Complicated mourning & trauma
  • Traumatic stress and its 4 sources in grief/mourning
  • Overview of interventions & strategies

Traumatic Bereavement

  • Definition & its 5 impacts
  • 12 High risk factors & the ?triad of troubles?
  • Three levels of association of acute grief with traumatic stress and their implications & why sudden death is so different

Dealing with Traumatic Death

  • Problematic issues due to circumstances of the death and its concerns

Treatment Issues for Specific Types of Deaths

  • Acute natural death, accident or disaster
  • Suicide , homicide, terrorism or war

Treating Traumatic Bereavement
12 Core Strategies

  • Assess and formulate the plan
  • Educate
  • Promote healthy coping

Core Strategies #4 & #5

  • Identify & address resistance
  • Work toward mastery of personal traumatization

Core Strategies #6 - #9

  • Address unfinished business & unanswered questions
  • Enable the six ?R? processes of mourning
  • Adopt strategies relevant for the death circumstances
  • Support use of personal bereavement rituals

Core Strategies #10 - #12

  • Aid navigation of the outside world
  • Assist in reconstruction of meaning
  • Help the mourner not let the death define or limit the self