Death and Dying

Coping with the Suicide of a Loved One: An REBT Approach
by Albert Ellis
Learn to use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) from the man who developed the method in a therapy session with Roseanne, whose husband committed suicide in front of her and her baby daughter ten years ago. 

Part of the 4-video series: REBT In Action.
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Death, Dying and Grief in Psychotherapy (2-Video Set)
Therapists of all orientations will benefit from seeing how psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles can be effectively adapted to short-term therapy with clients and patients facing issues of grief, death and dying. 
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Confronting Death and Other Existential Issues in Psychotherapy
by Irvin Yalom
Here’s a chance to have a front row seat as Dr. Irvin Yalom talks to a packed room of therapists about a topic rarely discussed in our field: death. Sharing ideas from his most recent book, Staring at the Sun Yalom shows us how to confront death in order to invigorate and enhance our own lives and the lives of our patients.
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Facing Terminal Illness: A Guide for Helping Professionals
by Satir Institute of the Southeast
Virginia Satir's model for the process of change is illustrated in this video through the story of a terminally ill patient and the hospice workers who support her through the process of dying.


Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death
by Irvin Yalom
In this exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Irvin Yalom delves into the ultimate existential concern, and how therapists can help clients in facing death anxiety. Signed copy of book available.
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Psychotherapy with Older Adults: Unjustified Fears, Unrecognized Rewards
by George Kraus
A geriatric clinical psychologist debunks the stereotypes about working with elderly populations, and shares his discovery of the joy and gratitude that come from intimate contact with wise elders.
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Motivational Interviewing in End-of-Life Care
by Ellen Young
A social work intern grapples with a situation that would challenge even an experienced clinician: helping a loving wife decide whether to stop feeding her dying husband of 64 years.
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Encounters with Suicide: A Psychotherapist Remembers Not to Forget
by Catherine Ambrose
A psychotherapist treating a suicidal client struggles with memories--and forgetting--of suicide in her own family.


After the Diagnosis: Helping Patients Cope With their Emotions
by Gary McClain
Psychotherapist Gary McClain discusses the importance of understanding clients' reactions to new diagnoses, the three main responses they have, and advocating for them with healthcare providers.
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What Remains: The Aftermath of Patient Suicide
by Margaret Clausen
Psychologist Margaret Clausen shares poignantly about the loss of her client to suicide,  the steps she took to heal her grief, and the isolation and shame that many clinicians needlessly suffer in the wake of client suicide.
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Kenneth Doka on Grief Counseling and Psychotherapy
A leading expert on grief counseling and therapy, discusses how understanding individual grieving styles is essential to grief counselors and all therapists helping clients deal effectively with loss.
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Robert J. Lifton on Political Violence, Activism and Life as a Psycho-Historian
Famed psychiatrist, psycho-historian, writer and activist Robert J. Lifton talks about being a witness to an extreme century, combining scholarship with activism, the psychology of violence, and the next great threat to the planet: climate change.
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